Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was a little worried about getting into this book because of my initial reaction to book 2. This book really blew the previous one away, showing that the series is just getting better and better. The action, sizzle, and story all ramp up in this latest installment. We even get a bonus HEA ending for all you romantics out there (myself included).
In this book we finally get Leo's story. Yes, he was tortured endlessly in the previous book, but eventually ended up on Jackson's doorstep. He's still healing both physically and mentally, but is determined to find his footing in this rapidly changing world. The imp god is still on a warpath that is involving more and more victims, including Jackson now. In an effort to save his (ex?) best friend, Leo must work with yet another new paranormal, a Night Angel named Faith.
Again, I was worried this would turn into your typical "road trip" book, where you are stuck with two new characters on a type of quest that usually follows some sort of predictable formula. Well, other than the general quest theme, Faith and Leo's journey is anything but predictable. Instead of oodles of Nightwalker history, or endless battles, Faith and Leo go searching for SingSing (seen in previous books) who ends up sending them to Gray. Gray is officially my new favorite character. Can we get a book exclusively about him? His wit really helped add a bit of levity to the rather dark and tortured pair that Faith and Leo make. The insanity really gave some laugh out loud moments filled with vivid imagery.
This book restored my faith in the series, especially seeing where things might be headed in the epilogue. I'm counting down until the release of the next book (which will hopefully have lots more Gray).
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