Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.
When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…
It has been a while since I read an Armentrout book and wow am I kicking myself for not reading one sooner.
This story starts off with the introduction of an interesting world and some great characters. I really love Trinity because she feels exactly like a cooped up 18 year old who is over protected should be. She is bossy but also loving of her family and the world she got the chance to grow up in. I like how she approaches the world and that she is far from perfect but she has heart. I also love Zayne because I felt he provided a good balance to Trinity. Everything she wanted to do he was there to experience it with he or give her a valid reason why it could wait a few hours or not happen. He was her voice of reason and I really loved him.
The story in this book is great as well because while I did not read the first series to this spin off I was never lost. I enjoyed the idea of demons vs wardens and I am so intrigued by the world I would love to go back and read the first series just to spend more time in it and getting to know all of the rules. The storyline was set at the right pace and while I could see some of the twists coming I still enjoyed reading about them.
Overall, I have to give props back to Armentrout. She has impressed me with this one in such a way that I now went a bought a few more of her books. I am intrigued to see where this one goes with the sequel. I do give a small warning that this book reads as a New Adult story with more romantic involvement than traditional YA stories, which I am here for because it is about time we recognize that teenagers to young adults are doing more than a simple kiss on the cheek. This book is for those who like their fantasy with a bit of romance.