Werewolf princess Ashling Boru's eighteenth birthday is only a year away, which means that she only has twelve months before she is claimed and fulfills her prophecy to unite the packs and lead her people. Her father decrees that her four suitors must fight in the Bloodrealms, the werewolves' ancient underground fighting world, and the winner will have King Boru's choice to win Ashling's hand. The wolf laws are rigid and barbaric, and Ashling's illicit love for Grey, if discovered, will mean his death. But when Ashling and Grey get trapped in the blood-soaked depths of the Bloodrealms, they find ancient horrors far greater than Ashling's father's rule.
With betrayal around every corner and old nemeses set to destroy Ashling, she is more divided than ever between the destiny she didn't choose and the love that she did. To make matters worse, her decision will not only set the course of her future, but the future of her entire race.
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. Okay, so I read this book in about four hours. Grey and Ashling's relationship grows and it's so fascinating to watch. Grey and Ashling's relationship, to me, is completely different from any other book I've read- and I love it. The relationships between Ashling and others' also develops. Her relationship with her father definitely changes, as she begins to see more of him.
This book was plot twist after plot twist and it's impossible to tell what is going to happen next. The depth and change in the characters between the first book and this one is astounding.
As we watch Ashling and her new, make-shift pack fight evil forces, you really realize how much you have fallen in love with these characters. There is a lot of betrayal in this specific book which just made it that much more interesting.
As in all paranormal novels, I truly don't understand how these characters are able to go through what they do. For example, if I were in Ashling's place in the Bloodrealms I don't know if I would be able to find the strength to keep surviving. Honestly, I'd probably in rocking in a corner somewhere... ;) Although Ashling is a werewolf so I guess it is a little easier for her than it would be for me.
Overall, I think this is a very unique book and it's one of the best paranormal novels I've ever read. It is an amazing sequel and I highly recommend reading it!
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