'Merry Christmas,' I said, and leant forward to kiss him. As our lips met I felt a small flurry of snowflakes swirl around our heads.
'Damn' I pulled back, feeling my cheeks flush scarlet with a mixture of anger and embarrassment. The snow fell on Seth's dark curls and melted on the restaurant table-top. None of the other diners had noticed and Seth only smiled his wide, devastating smile. I didn't smile back. Instead I shook my head at him, my cheeks still hot.Goodreads Summary
Anna still finds it hard to believe that Seth loves her and has vowed to suppress her powers, no matter what.
But magic – like love – is uncontrollable. It spills out with terrible consequences, and soon, Anna is being hunted.
This book took me by surprise. I really wasn't expecting it to follow the route it did and I was impressed by the change of direction. Events and revelations that occurred in the book were definitely not on my radar of possibilities.
In this book Anna finds out so much more about her past. She discovers the secrets her father has desperately tried to keep from her, as well as having contact with the family on her mother's side. Her mother becomes more real to her as Anna learns what happened in the past, which really helps the reader to get to know Anna better and feel empathy for her as she faces some rather nasty characters.
If I am honest, it took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did get into it I couldn't put it down. The ending was a thrilling roller coaster similar to the first book in the series and I was left wanting more. I am so intrigued as to where Seth and Anna will go in their relationship. Throughout this story, there is definite progress involved in moving their relationship forward. In which I mean, the discussion to have sex, which isn't something I have come across before in a paranormal YA. I won't tell you anything else as I don't want to spoil it for you. All I can say for now, is that things are not looking good at the moment.
A lot of the characters from the first book have very minor parts in this book, which also surprised me. I thought they would be more involved in helping Anna develop her powers. Luckily for her, she has the help of some very powerful people, who exist in roles that would normally see her running the other way.
The book is a very strong second book, with plot twists that will leave you surprised. I look forward to the final book in the trilogy.