The co-author of the “New York Times” bestselling House of Night series returns with the mesmerizing second book in The Escaped series.
In “Amber Smoke,” Kristin Cast introduced her legions of readers to Alek and Eva. Alek, immortal son of the Furies, has been charged to save his home and recapture the souls of the damned, evil creatures who escaped Tartarus into the Mortal Realm. He can’t, however, do it alone…
Eva has discovered that she has been both blessed and cursed with powers beyond her comprehension. With a destiny to fulfill, she cannot escape the beings who will stop at nothing to destroy her.
Now, in “Scarlet Rain,” the Nosoi spirits of plague have been unleashed on the Mortal Realm, releasing a pandemic as clever and adaptable as it is insidious. Alek and Eva must capture and banish the Nosoi back to their Underworld prison but Eva has yet to harness the abilities needed to defeat such a powerful enemy, and Alek sustains catastrophic wounds in the attempt. They must rely on detective James Graham, and Eva s best friend Bridget, if they are to even slow down the plague. But can mere mortals come through in the face of such overwhelming peril? Goodreads.
About the book:
Author: Kristin Cast
Book length: 266 pages
Published: May 17, 2016
Series: The escaped #2
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, YA, Mythology, New Adult, Thriller
Rating: 5 out of 5 quills
Started reading: September 8
Finished reading: September 12
“”But First,” Bridget said, her Coke bottle hissing as she twisted the cap, “you need to find your bra. I mean, seriously, those things are all free and jiggling around like two fat puppies.””
What did I think about the book?
I seriously loved it. The quote I posted above is the humour I really like from Kristin. I reminds me so much of reading The House of Night series.
This book was about facing a new threat to both realms, the Nosoi spirits. It was a serious and dangerous threat. This is where the story deepens and gets more exciting. We see a lot more of Eva and Alek and how they learn to work together, how their relationship grows. It includes some hot and steamy scenes, but also very tough scenes concerning their relationship and keeping true to themselves. A story of The Oracle and her Warrior falling in love, having near death experiences because of protecting each other and steamy thoughts, dreams and visions of each other.
Bridget her role is even bigger in this book. She becomes an important key-role in the series. I like her character growth in this book. Kristin what the fuck did you do with that ending!?!?! Now I’ve gotta wait for book three… Okay, I got The Scent of Salt & Sand to read next [yay me!!]
Detective James, sounds like a handsome fella!! And I love how he grows in this book, not gonna tell you what happens with him other than the smoochy thingy with Bridget.. Go Bridget!! Hook ’em in!!
This book has a twist of The Walking Dead in there with the Red Mist/Nosoi Spirits spreading its terror in the hospital. It’s gruesome, thrilling and so exciting to read… This book won’t be the end of the Underworld plague.. I hope for at least 10 more books like with The House of Night!!
The roles of Pythia, Maiden, Mother and Crone are also very important in this story. I like how they appear when needed [no, not literally]. I like how Kristin portrayed Maiden, Mother and Crone. I loved to read their differences in character according to their names hahaha.
There is a heartbreaking event in this book, yes!! It’s not fun to read, but I think it’s important for character growth in the next books!!
I’ve just finished Six of Crows, my next read is The Graces and after that I’ll start reading The Scent of Salt & Sand, so keep your eyes out for it!! =]
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