Author: Rachel Vincent
|Book Rating: 3/5|
|Bottom Line: A Warm-Up for an Interesting Story.|
When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she’ll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie’s sin has put her in serious trouble.
To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?
Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can’t survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.
I have a similar problem with the characters as right now I can’t recall what any of the characters really look like with the expectation of one being a big guy and Finn’s eyes. Usually I am bored when I read too much flowery detail, but I feel like this one actually needs more. There was also the overuse of similar statements “I realized what she intended an instant before she squatted…” (page 10) and “…I knew what she’d decided a fraction of a second before she lurched…”(page 54) that was too commonplace to go unnoticed.
With the story itself it was interesting, but not intense as something with this much action in it could have been. It is only the start to the story though, so as a warm-up this could get even better.
Book Received: For free from publisher in exchange for an honest review