Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Megan Tayte.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
IN THE FACE OF DEATH, SHE MUST PROTECT THOSE SHE LOVES.
The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint?
Death is stalking Scarlett Blake. As if the encroaching darkness in her head wasn’t enough, she’s become disturbingly accident prone. Falling off a cliff isn’t ideal when all you want is as much time as possible to live, to love.
Her fate is horrifying. Unbearable. And inescapable. No one can save Scarlett from The End that’s looming. Not Jude, the Cerulean who is intent on Claiming her. Not Luke, the boy who is intent on loving her.
The clock is ticking, louder with every heartbeat. Now Scarlett must decide how best to protect the people she loves. Will she trust in Jude and the life-after-death he promises? Will she stand against the Fallen, who have her sister captive? Will she carry the burden of her death alone – every headache, every hallucination, every wrenching, aching emotion?
And when the clock falls silent, when the darkness eclipses the light, will Scarlett fight for life? Or will she have no choice but to surrender?
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 author Megan Tayte.)
“Not my sister, I wanted to say. She’s not up there. She was taken. And I have to find her.”
This was an interesting second instalment in the series, and I liked how Scarlett got a little bit closer to finding out what happened to her sister, and a little bit closer to her own fate.
“Catastrophe stalks you.”
I liked Scarlett in this story, she did her best to stay positive, and to make the time that she had count, even if nobody else knew what she was going through. I liked that she made up with her mum, and took her relationship with Luke a bit further, and that she was prepared for what was going to happen to her.
“Becoming is an euphemism for dying. Dying. D.Y.I.N.G. Since my eighteenth birthday, when I ‘came of age’ (how archaic is that?), I’ve been dying.”
The storyline in this was basically about Scarlett’s life leading up to what she knew was coming, and trying to work out what to tell her friends about what was going to happen to her.
There was some romance, and I thought that Luke and Scarlett made a good couple, and they were so obviously there for each other, even when things didn’t look quite so rosy.
“I love you,” he said. “And love isn’t just a feeling, it’s an action. So let me do it. Let me love you.”
The ending to this was pretty good, but did leave us with a bit of a cliff-hanger! What will happen in the next book?!
7 out of 10.