I enjoyed this sequel and am anxious to see what happens next. This book literally starts where the last book finished. Aliah, one of God’s first angels, was set free from the Abyss. He wants to capture Claudia’s soul so that he can take over Crossroads. This is to be avoided at all costs. The venators and new additons-alkins, which are more earth bound angel types, they are working together to find Aliah and to keep Claudia safe from them. I have to say that Davin is my favorite character, because he knows how to not take himself too seriously. I love that the Alkins have become friends with Claudia.
There is a bizarre love triangle in this book, well I wanted it to be there actually. Austin, an Alkin, is just as captivated by Claudia as Michael. Austin made a cameo in the last book, but at the time we thought he was just a normal human boy. Don’t get me wrong, Michael is a great character, but in the end how realistic is it that Claudia will be able to spend her eternity with him? I think because of where the book leaves us at the end, that my hopes of Claudia waking up and choosing Austin could be a possibility. How can you go wrong with either one though. They both are extremely attractive, attentive, and adorable.
I could write more about Ms. Ting’s book, but I want you to read it. I do not want to give it all away. Just know this, by the end of the book Claudia’s life will never be the same and her past no longer defines her. Haunting, yes? Pick it up people, it’s well worth the read and totally appropriate for a Young Adult audience.