Something wicked is at work in Colorado’s supernatural community. Vampires are being paralyzed or killed with poison…a weapon favored by witches. This offense threatens to break apart the already-fractured alliance between witches and the undead.
The state’s cardinal vampire, Maven, summons boundary witch Allison “Lex” Luther to stop the killing before it ignites a war. Lex has barely started investigating when she gets another surprise: the biological father she’s never met arrives on her doorstep. He has answers to all of Lex’s questions about her bloodline, but getting those answers could mean betraying the life she’s already built.
Then the next vampire is poisoned—and this time it’s Maven herself. The new evil that hunts Lex is powerful and ruthless enough to stop the strongest supernatural creature in the state. In order to find such a killer, Lex will have to face down her own birthright and call on every ally—both living and dead.
I enjoyed the book, but I was actually pretty disappointed in this book compared to the last two. I did not feel like it was an adequate end to the series, like she plans to return to Lex in the future. This did not tell the end of this tale. Also, I thought Lex got off way too easy at the end there. The plot itself was interesting, but as an ending to a trilogy, it left a lot to be desired.
The plot was interesting. It focused on Lex and her magic and where she came from. There was a lot of worldbuilding in this book because of it, because she had to fill out the world so she could write this story. It was interesting, and I thought it added a lot. For the most part, I liked how the problems in the book were solved except for one thing that is pretty big spoilers so I can’t discuss here.
I was left dissatisfied with the way her family situation was left handled. I don’t mean that she never told them about the Old World, that was fine, she wasn’t supposed to. I mean she felt like she wanted to resolve where she stands between the Old World and her family in this book, but she never actually did. Her Old World side of the family left me feeling like it was left in the wind as well. Her contrived fight with John over telling him about the Old World was just annoying.
A common theme in this review is one of feeling like there was supposed to be more but there wasn’t. Too many things were left dangling. I know in the acknowledgements she said she isn’t done with Lex, but I would have really liked a more solid ending, like we got with Scarlett.
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