This book was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! If I could give it more than 5 Stars I would. It physically hurts that I have to wait for book two. I am thisclose to going all Kathy Bates alá MISERY on this author because I NEED answers dammit! I'm not above begging...just saying...
Where do I begin? Really anything I write here won't come close to doing this book justice. The writing was PHENOMENAL. The World building EXCEPTIONAL. The character development FANTASTIC. The plot was COMPLEX and FAST PACED.
Isla just may be my FAVORITE heroine in a book TO DATE. I am not exaggerating. She was KICK-ASS and HILARIOUS. Her pop culture references cracked me up. Thorne the slayer...wowza...YUMMY. Isla and his back and forth cracked me up and made me tingly all at the same time. You know who else made me tingly? The f-ing KING of the vampires, that's who! I'd like to request we get some hot action with him in the next book because as much as I enjoyed Isla and Thorn a small (ok BIG) part of me wanted a little Isla and Emrick action.
On top of those three, we have a multitude of additional interesting and apparently good looking secondary characters. From Demons to Witches, Slayers and Werewolves. All interesting and all with HUGE potential to be developed in additional books.
So I am going to stop fangirling now and just say that this book is REALLY worth your time. It's long and it's not overly steamy. And yes it ends in a cliffy that will make you want to track down the author and tie her up until she gives you answers, but do yourself a favor and give this one a go. Two HUGE thumbs (and big toes) from yours truly.