ABOUT THE BOOK
Tessa—part witch, part werewolf, raised human and now the unofficial leader of a newly minted supernatural alliance—thinks nothing of her brother, Axel, texting her and Dastien to meet up. The location pin is in a weird spot, but maybe he found a magical anomaly? But when Tessa steps into the darkened warehouse, she doesn’t expect to see her brother laying in a pool of his own blood, smell the sulfuric scent of black magic, or feel the pain of her mate being shot full of silver.
Tessa has seconds to make a choice, but there’s only one thing she can do to save the two most important men in her life—sacrifice herself.
The last thing Dastien hears from Tessa is her plea—help Axel. Then their bond goes silent. He can’t hear her. He can’t feel her. And there’s no sign of the attackers who took her.
Dastien does everything he can to save Axel before calling his friends in a panic. It takes all of them to find Tessa, but when Dastien’s finally reunited with her, there’s no sign of recognition in her eyes.
No magic in her touch.
No wolf beneath the surface.
Everything that made Tessa who she was…has been erased.
So I chose to review this YA paranormal because of werewolves, fey, witches and vampires of course. I also took a chance on book 9 of a series and I was able to follow along so it definitely can be read as a standalone. And what a magical and compelling tale it is. It’s about losing one’s true mate to dark magic and discovering that love truly conquers all.
As werewolves, Dastien’s love for his True Mate, Tessa, is forever and if one dies, the other follows. So when Tessa is kidnapped, Dastien is devastated and lost for over a year trying to find some small part of the bond True Mates share to no avail. Even the council of a powerful mixture of werewolves, witches and fey cannot come up with a spell to find her. Until, by accident, Tessa is found with no memory of who Dastien is. So in a race with time Dastien has to save her starving soul by making her fall in love with him again. Will he save her in time?
I really enjoyed getting to know all of the diverse characters in this book. Of course, Dastien was the main attraction in this particular book since Tessa was under a spell for most of the time, but the story was told in both of their voices. Though I haven’t read any of the previous books in the series, it is obvious that Dastien loves Tessa deeply, and to see him lose his confidence and hope in finding Tessa is heartbreaking. Apparently, he carries a lot of guilt for changing her into a werewolf when they first met without giving her a choice. He feels this is his punishment and doesn’t deserve her. Tessa is a force to be reckoned with considering she is part witch, werewolf, and possibly something else so her will to live is great. The wonderful supporting characters of Chris, Collette, Axel, Michael, and Samantha are a great addition to the family dynamic of the group. Of course, let’s not forget the fey queen, Helen, who takes evil to the next level.
Overall, this is an intriguing, heartbreaking, and romantic YA paranormal fantasy that was difficult to put down. I will definitely pick up book 1 someday to learn more about Dastien and Tessa’s story. If you enjoy YA paranormal stories with dark magic and a desperate search against time, give this book a try.
Thank you to Ms. Erin for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican, and 100% nerd–from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.