Nessa was going for a run but she didn’t want to be seen. She'd been putting off this trip for weeks and didn’t want anything to get in the way of her going now. Nessa passed the laboratory - the heart and soul of the company her father had founded. It was a world class research facility housing a lot of laboratories. dedicated to her father’s-Daniel- experiments in genetic recombination. Nessa was a werewolf. Nessa thought about running past her destination but she knew she had to go it was her mother's dying wish that she do this. Reach this creature and protect her. Caged in a secret lab, the creature was her father’s best kept secret. His best kept Chimera. His daughter’s Nessa’s sister. It had been three weeks and Nessa had barely been able to start looking for her. If the family Nessa grew up in there was Nate who was the youngest and most demanding and Delphine who Nessa was close to. Her mother had never told them about their other sister or father. The new sister Delphine Chimera -C M or Chimera- was a monster created in the laboratory result of a human-bat- deer- pig splice her father had created sixteen years ago and worse had been created using Delphine’s genetic material. Nessa looked for the laboratory she had found while visiting her father last spring while running. Nessa found it but Chimera wasn’t there now. Nessa had color storms a lot. Colors separated, abstracted ,splintered. Daniel had a lot of Japanese scientists coming to the labs to see his greatest project. To get some funding for his projects. Nessa’s best friend was Bree, Nessa had been through traumas as Bree called it, losing her mom and her boyfriend Luc in the same week and getting ready to move in with her father who she’d never even heard of until a few weeks before her mom passed away. The colors got worse for Nessa. So had Delphine’s mood and she had lost weight and had dark circles under her eyes. She also took long solitary walks and was hoarding food in her closet which Nessa found. Delphine also had nightmares. Bree was about to start an internship with journalist David Bergen who had most closely followed the parawida case and persisted with the investigation when no one else was covering it. Luc and Nessa had been separated while trying to help Paravida Wolves escape and Nessa had not seen Luc since. The new leader of the wolves could be Luc. After Delphine finds out and meets Chimera both she and Nessa asks Daniel if she can live in the house with them as a part of the family. I loved this book. It was a well paced book with a great plot. I liked the new twist on a paranormal story. I loved that even though she didn’t really want to Nessa kept her mother’s dying wish and found CM. I loved that Nessa and Delphine asked their father to be allowed to have Chimera come into their home as part of the family. I didn’t like that Daniel still looked at Chimera as a project more than his daughter. I advise you to read all the books of this series in order for a smoother read here. I loved to see the growth Nessa went through in this book. But I did think Chimera was manipulative. I liked the suspense in this book as to whether chimera was going to attack someone or not. I loved the action in this book. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I highly recommend it.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.
Publication Date: November 1, 2018
Genre: YA Paranormal
Recommended Age: 15+ (violence, slight gore)
Synopsis: Three sisters, together for the first time since birth: Nessa Kurland, a werewolf with powers she has learned to control. Delphine, who grew up knowing there was more to their family’s story than was being said. And finally: the chimera, a construction of their father’s lab, whose very existence threatens them all.
Now that all three live at their father’s property and laboratory facility in the Pacific Northwest, what will the family’s future hold?
Nessa has begun summoning a new skill that she does not understand: halos of color are appearing around people and animals, but what do they mean? And why are the darkest shadows surrounding Delphine?
Who are the kids that lurk in the dark corners of the woods? Are there other wolves and shifters that Nessa doesn’t know about?
Daniel Host, Nessa’s father, has called together a group of special researchers and scientists to view the ultimate creation. All eyes are on him.
This was a nice surprise to find at my old home. I enjoyed this book as much (probably more) than the last book and I think this series is really good. The characters are well developed, the conflicts feel realistic and the story still has that classic werewolf feel. The book is really well done.
However, I do feel that there are some moments where the pacing slows down and I feel that the story is a bit too predictable in some places.
Verdict: If you’re into werewolves, this is your book!