Synopsis: No one is like Daemon Black.
When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn't fooling around. Doubting him isn't something I'll do again, and now that we've made it through the rough patches, well... There's a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.
But even he can't protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.
After everything, I'm no longer the same Katy. I'm different... And I'm not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I'm capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won't turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Together we're stronger... and they know it.
I'm just going to start off by saying if you are reading this or plan on it, make sure you have the next book (Origin) so you can start it immediately. I didn't have it and it was pure torture having to wait a week and a half to start the next book. The cliffhanger at the end literally made me have to put the book down and just sit there for probably 30 minutes.
After Dawson (who went missing with his human girlfriend, Bethany, about 2 years ago) returns at the end of Onyx, he is desperate to get Bethany back. Blake returns and claims he can help them get Bethany. Reluctant to accept Blake's help after what happened last time, it becomes a situation that Katy, Daemon, Dee, Ash, and Andrew have to deal with.
Unsurprisingly, the banter between Daemon and Katy continues. Especially when it comes to making the plan to rescue Bethany from Mount Weather. The tension between Dee and Katy makes me keep turning the page. It's so weird to see this new version of Dee after being used to the super friendly Dee. It's also super weird seeing Dee hang out so much with Ash and Andrew.
At the end of the book, there's a sort of expected betrayal which results in the group being separated and someone being captured.
LOVE this book!
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Goodreads 2021: 3/20