Uh, Oh, Things are starting to get real for Braedyn. Coming out of Thrall there was a lot of sky high ups, like saving the day but there were a lot of unanswered questions to be answered and Incubus just made things a lot more complicated. Honestly I mean complicated in the best sense because the world expanded by leaps and bounds here. We find out there is a male version of succubus called incubus and that not much is known about him in The Guards world, which of course means danger lies everywhere. Braedyn goes through a growth spurt in this second installment that is both negative and positive and it's what I look for in a YA heroine that is growing up.
The negative is the way she pulled away from her friends and family. However, this is part of being a teenager so I applaud the author for showing a real life situation in the midst of a crazy fantasy paranormal world. She makes mistakes and that's okay because I expect a girl of her to make mistakes. It makes the story seem authentic but still being this awesome supernatural story. It also gives Baedyn the opportunity to learn from these challenges and grow into a hero that I can love. She did that in this story multiples times and I feel like this sequel has set her up to great things in the future of the series. I would have liked to see some progress in a couple of her relationships, such as Karayan, but as far as moving the plot along this sequel was no slump.
Mrs. Quintenz also got me. I didn't see the ending coming at all and when an author gets one over on me that is rare because usually I can see a plot twist coming a mile away. Not here. I audibly gasped and scared my dog who was sleeping next to me in the wee hours of the morning. She kept it fresh, she kept it moving and she kept it real and everything about this book I loved. I'm a little afraid of where we are heading in this epic battle between good and evil but I am so on this train, I have booked my seats way in advance and can't wait to see what will happen with Braedyn and all her loved ones!