In the first book, Max – the main character – was tricked by her friend Giselle – a witch – to because an ultimate fighter called a Shadowblade. She couldn’t visit her family, or Giselle will go ape-s*** and hurt everything Max holds dear. We find out in the second book that her family is in danger, and Giselle finally lets her go to protect people she loves and hasn’t seen in 30 years. Alexander goes along for the ride as well.
I feel bad for saying this, but Crimson Wind wasn’t as appealing to me as the first book. Max still won my heart, but she kind of got on my nerves as well. Alexander confessed his feelings to her in this book, and she turned him down to protect him. I thought that was okay; I mean she’s in a dangerous position, and it’s not really time for a whole lot of lovin’. Shouldn’t she treat him better? She’s a little harsh and stand-offish when he’s trying to help her. I didn’t feel that a strong leader like Max should have done certain actions towards characters. Don’t get me wrong, I still think Max is a perfect lead for this book. She’s still smart, adventurous, caring, and self-sacrificing. I just sometimes felt like it was a little out of hand. The plot was fast and action packed. I loved reading the hardships and problem solving Max had to endure, and it was great to see her on top. I still am in love with this series… it just felt a little off to me. I’ll pick up the third book no problem! If you want to start this series, PLEASE pick up the first one, you won’t be disappointed.
*Received a copy for review, this in no way affects my review*