There is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.
Someone has opened the cage.
The worst of terrors has crossed the barrier that separates our world from theirs, and the Furies send a great, albeit untested warrior—their only son, Alek—to try to bring those souls back. He is young and handsome, headstrong and impulsive, and he won’t be able to do it alone.
Eva has grown up, beautiful and beloved, but surrounded by secrets. First, she will be hunted in an ancient feud that will threaten her life. Then, she will become the hunter.
With the police closing in and two worlds on the verge of crumbling around them, Alek and Eva must find each other, discover the limits of their powers, and work together to save everything they hold dear, including one another. Blending elements of mythology with the dazzling storytelling that her fans have devoured through the House of Night series, Kristin Cast weaves a spellbinding and passionate tale that starts a thrilling new series with an explosive charge. Goodreads.
About the book:
Author: Kristin Cast
Book length: 275 pages
Published: June 9, 2015
Series: The Escaped #1
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Fiction, Paranormal, Mythology, New Adult, Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5 quills
Started reading: September 7
Finished reading: September
“Not all of your foes will appear in their true form. You must learn to trust your instincts.”
What did I think about the book?
I was happy to be back in Kristin’s books again. I love the House of Night series very much!! It’s been to long reading a book written by P.C. or Kristin…. And now I’m reading The escaped series, The Scent of Salt & Sand and Moon Chosen this month!! =] yay me
I already loved it when I read the prologue and saw the word furies. I love mythology, so this was a good start for me. I could definitely tell this was written by Kristin. I recognized her writing style from the HoN books..This book was very exciting to read, it was fast-paced, action packed, fun and easy dialogues and descriptive. You get plunged right into the story and that is something I like. Some stories have a ginormous build-up, but some start of a bit slow and boring because of that. This book is definitely not slow and boring!! We see multiple POVs, which make the story even faster and more interesting. Even the POVs are very different. We not only see the main characters POVs, but in this book also the POV of a cop. And that’s something I did not expect, I thought it made the story more intriguing.
I feel a romance coming, but it’s not here yet. I feel it growing between Alek and Eva. But I don’t know if it will happen or it will be doomed like was foretold. It’s nice to read a fantasy novel without a big part of it revolving around a romance.
One thing which was absolutely fabulous was the fact people talked about guys and girls pretending to be vampires with cresent moons painted onto their faces. Uhuh, we know better ;] Love the reference!!
So far, I loved reading this book and it feels like a new start of a larger series =]
Quickly continuing with Scarlet Rain!!
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