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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Fan-favorite author Bree Despain continues her modern-day romance trilogy inspired by the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades with this second book in her Into the Dark series.
Haden Lord, the disgraced Prince of the Underrealm, has chosen love over honor and will do everything in his power to protect Daphne Raines, the human girl he was supposed to bring to the Underrealm. Haden’s choice is put to the test as the Skylords and a figure from his past arrive in Olympus Hills with a plan that could destroy all of the realms.
Embracing her destiny as the Cypher, Daphne begins to understand the immense power of her musical ability to control the elements, but she must come to terms with her feelings for Haden and what she must sacrifice in order to protect him and her friends.
Believing the Key of Hades is the only thing that can stop the Underrealm Court from releasing the monstrous Keres on the mortal world, Haden, Daphne, and their friends set out to find the Key before Persephone’s Gate opens again on the spring equinox.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Egmont USA, and NetGalley.)
“We shouldn’t be singing warm-up notes when our time to find the Key is wasting away, but she is so stuck on her plan for her future that I am afraid she doesn’t realise that particular future may never come.”
This was a good YA mythology/fantasy sequel, and boy did these kids get themselves in a pickle!
Daphne and the crew continued to make some dodgy decisions in this story, but they did at least seem focused on what it was they were hoping to achieve! I thought that Daphne was rather harsh on her father though, he may not have been father-of-the-year material, but it was obvious that he loved her.
“No, Joe. I’m done. I don’t want your apologies. I don’t want the Vespa. I don’t want the lead in your play – I’m quitting! And I don’t want to live with you anymore.”
The storyline in this revolved around, you guessed it; finding the Eternity Key, and the compass, and a couple of other things, whilst trying to evade their enemies who also wanted the same artefacts but for different uses.
“My first thought is that we should try to run, but then I realise that with Terresa by the door and Calix by the windows, they’ve got all the exits covered. We’re basically trapped.”
There was some romance in this story, but not a lot, and we still didn’t get a real romantic relationship forming in this story between Daphne and Haden. We got a bit of wondering, but nothing concrete.
“You need to tell her.”
I raise an eyebrow noncommittal, “Huh?”
“That you’re in love with her, you idiot.”
The ending to this was very busy, and these kids just kept getting into worse and worse situations. This ultimately left us with a big cliff-hanger, so we’ll all be waiting for that third book to come out!
7 out of 10