Favorite Lines: “Then I see. His hand. Nails lengthen into claws, the palm becomes a leathery pad, and fur the color of midnight surrounds the…paw.” (47)
Anna Strong is back! This time she’s searching for a girl who might be her niece. The girl’s mother approached the Strong family for help finding her missing daughter and drops a bomb on the family that the girl is their blood relative. As usual there is more than meets the eye going on. The girl’s mom is hiding something and it has the ability to damage many people.
Anna still refuses to let go of the living and embrace the supernatural world whole heartedly. Whether she wants to or not, she will learn that there is much more in the world than she knows and she’ll come face to face with the worst in human society.
This book is different from the first book. It doesn’t fixate on sex at all. It has a tad bit, but is not obsessed with it like the first book. It’s all about the missing niece and the drama surrounding her. I found it to be extremely focused, much more so than the first book. It also gradually introduces more information about Anna. In book one we were told that she was the “one” but it was never explained. This story doesn’t completely explain it either, but we get a little bit of information about it.
Anna’s human boyfriend is still around for the same tiny amount as the first book. I still don’t see the importance of him and I hope that Ms. Stein shows me that he has a purpose. Book number three will be released in Nov. and I’m interested enough that I’ll be buying it.