I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. NOTE: This author received a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree for her first book.
A continuation of Sam and Lili’s relationship and their struggle to be together captures the reader’s attention immediately. The two books flow seamlessly together. S.M. Spencer executes an excellent description of the pain and struggles of young love separated by miles thus providing a clear and realistic connection between the characters and the reader. Spencer proves to be insightful into young adult relationships and the struggles they face.
The plot twists are intriguing. The saddest part of the book was not the lingering ghostly sister of Sam and her doomed existence of waiting for him to cross over potentially forever but rather the ability of Lili to easily step into the role of motherhood and the culture of vampire hunters. She does redeem herself when her daughter is born but that in itself brings another set of problems.
I was hoping that Lili’s ex would make an appearance in Australia but I suspect that might be later. We are given a more in depth view of his personality and it is a vile one! We are given a clearer picture of Lili’s mom and their relationship. Spencer is widening the circle of characters providing a stronger connection to Lili and Sam.
Spencer has proven yet once again her talent at weaving a story and building strong connections drawing the reader deeply into the story. While it is fast paced, it is not overly so. As I was reading this I was surprised that I was nearing the end but could not wait to discover what Lili and Sam were going to do and what would happen with Ceylona. This book is truly about sacrifices – Lili does it throughout the book to protect her husband, her children and her friends.
An excellent continuation of Destiny: Absent Shadows Trilogy. I highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a great read!
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