Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 464 pages
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd book in the Cainsville series
Source: Review Copy from Publisher
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
I got a copy of this book from the publisher to review in exchange for an honest review. This was the third book in the Cainsville series and I enjoyed it a lot. This is by far my favorite Kelley Armstrong series. Previous to this I read part of her Women of the Otherworld series (it was okay), her Darkest Powers series (again it was okay) and her Age of Legends series (really like this one). This is the book where you start to find out a lot more about the Fae and how they are tied into Olivia’s story. There are supposed to be at least five books in this series, which makes me a very happy reader!
Olivia Taylor Jones has started coping with the fact that her parents are serial killers, she’s spending more time away from the sanctuary of Cainsville and its invasive Elders and is working for Gabriel in Chicago. However, someone is stalking Olivia and in this book we quickly find out it is Olivia’s ex-fiance James. Visions continue to haunt Olivia especially one of a young girl in a sundress who says she has important things to tell Olivia and visions of the death of both Gabriel and Ricky. As the story unfolds we find out that Olivia, Rickey, and Gabriel are all pawns in an ancient fae war.
I absolutely love reading urban fantasy/paranormal books involving fae. This book delves into some lesser known Welsh fae mythology, which is something I haven’t read a ton about and was very interesting.
I really enjoyed the characters in this book as well. I love Olivia and her crazy Visions and I enjoy watching her cope with all the craziness. I adore Gabriel and how he respects and supports Olivia despite his own obsessive personality issues.
In this book Olivia and Ricky are still together and there are some steamy scenes between the two of them. I definitely don’t like Ricky as much as Gabriel; but he is a light-hearted and fun character. You find out that the whole Ricky, Olivia, Gabriel triangle is actually there for a mythological reason.
I continue to really enjoy the town of Cainsville and the fae elders who dwell there. We meet some new types of fae in this book and the story really increases in scope as the reasons behind the fae elders tampering are revealed.
Overall this book is just a perfect blend of mystery, fantasy, romance, magic, and action. I really really enjoyed it a lot. This is by far my favorite Armstrong series I love the fae mythology, the wonderfully engaging characters, and the complex and well done plot. I am dying to see what happens in book 4.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge