Let's start with the fact that I phenomenally loved book one, but this one is my favorite, and I'm writing this review after book three, and it's still my favorite so far. Alot of that has to do with Torolf being a very sexy, very awesome werewolf. :) Another is the fact that Psyche has had a really rough life and she is very willing to stand up for herself, her friends, and fight back. She's been the best heroine so far. :) But now. Let me also say that this book takes place 20-25 years after the first book, the war has devastated everything, and it's a dystopian world of things no longer the same. It was done so very well. You get to see what actually happened as a result of the war to everyone, the humans, the immortals, and all the crap those damn vampers have caused. :) LOL high five for the vampers being the bad guys... except they don't all stay that way. hahaha I know, me and my vampire aversion. Don't fret, there's some lovely vampires on the good guys team.
Now, let's start with Psyche. She's a young woman, who works so hard. She watched the vampires kill her parents in front of her eyes to keep her in line all these years. Except now, she's had enough, and when her best friend gets into trouble, she's willing to try to find a way to help her. And boy oh boy, does she become the most wanted kind in the land. :) But she is found by Torolf before the big bad vamps can skewer her alive. And that's where the fun begins. You know she's scared, but yet she still is willing to put up a fight against him, and tell him things that will piss him off, even when she knows he could snap her neck in less than a second. I love her spunk, and sometimes, she's a little too spunky getting herself into trouble, but it's what makes her, her. She's been one of the best additions to the series and I am seriously hoping she gets to do some serious damage with her little "specialty".
Torolf is still helping Aodan and the rest of the immortals, who are part of the "resistance" and when he stumbles across Psyche running for her life, he decides to help. And then also figures out that she's his mate, and he's all about fighting that part at first, but then he came to his senses later. LOL And he's willing to fight for his life, not just for the others now, but for Psyche too. And he's going to help her help her friend. He wants to "Clan" to lose their reign of terror, and with Psyche on their side, things are looking up.
You still get to see the characters from book one, and now there's some new ones there too as well. You'll meet some extra cool humans who are part of the resistance, you'll meet some crazy ass vampires who I hope die extremely painfully, and you'll get to see the inner workings of the Clan and their terror of the humans. Boy was this one a thrill ride. I kept thinking I knew where it was going, and then I'd be surprised, or speechless in shock. LOL And the writing is fantastic. I started on page one, and the next thing I knew, I was finished because I couldn't put this one down. And I had a big shock at the end of book one, and a few heart attacks in between. Damn it if Ms Stork doesn't like to put her characters through some pain before we can have a little break. :) This one is fantastic and I can't wait to jump into more. I know I have to wait a little while before book 4 comes out, and book three will completely blow your mind, so I recommend you go for it, and start reading this series!!! Of course this one gets wolfy paws, but we can't forget the witches, and vamps, and demons, goddesses, and scary monsters too... But 5 AWESOME AWE INSPIRING WOLFY PAWS it's going to be for me :)