In the week since Lela returned to Rhode Island as Captain of the Guard with Malachi as her second in command, local news has been dominated by chilling sightings of human-like creatures running on all fours. Lela knows there’s only one explanation: the Mazikin have arrived in the land of the living.
Needing to maintain the appearance of a normal life for her foster mother, her probation officer, and her classmates, Lela returns to Warwick High along with Malachi. At night they secretly hunt for the Mazikin nest. To assist, two new Guards from very different parts of the Shadowlands are assigned to Lela’s unit, including the bad boy Jim, who repeatedly challenges Lela's authority. Lela struggles to keep all her Guards on the right side of the law, but their mistakes come at a terrible cost.
As one painful revelation follows another and the Mazikin start targeting those closest to her, Lela finds herself more vulnerable than she’s ever been, wanting a future more than she ever has. With an enemy determined to separate soul from body, one question remains: how much is she willing to sacrifice to protect those she loves?
Why aren’t more people reading this series? It’s sooooo underrated! And even though the romance had me rolling my eyes and with the appearance of another character who will tries to be part of this love triangle, I still enjoyed it.
Lela has become this fierce warrior in such a short amount of time and I don’t blame her one bit. She has to, it’s her duty. I liked how she finally realizes that she can have friends whom she can rely on. I kind of wished she explained things to these new characters just so she could have more help but alas I kept reading about every scar and broken bone she had. At least they have archangels on their side.. They’re a gift but a curse only because they speak in riddles. I would love to know more about why there there and why..I also love how the Mazikin are these brutal enemies that have hardly any weaknesses so how would they defeat them if they just keep coming back?
I found this to be just as action-packed as the previous book, but the world is set differently. Other than the annoyances with the lovey dovey romance, I couldn’t stop reading this.. Especially with how it all ends.. *wails* THAT ENDING pretty much killed me. I saw it coming but I didn’t want it to happen. WHY DON’T I HAVE THE LAST BOOK?