AUTHOR: Annette Marie
DATE RELEASE: January 6, 2017
PUBLISHED BY: Dark Owl Fantasy Inc.
SERIES: Book 2 of Red Winter trilogy
SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS):
Emi has dedicated her life to becoming the perfect vessel for the goddess Amaterasu, but the insidious betrayal of another deity has changed everything. Now Amaterasu has charged Emi with an urgent mission: to find and free the earthly gods before mankind is brought to its knees beneath divine tyranny.
At her side is Shiro, the mysterious fox spirit. When she first saved his life, she could never have imagined that behind his cunning and confidence, he was lost—his power bound by a devastating curse and his memories obscured. His veiled history is somehow tied to the missing gods, but he can't remember how or why.
As their search leads them into the murky depths of the spirit realm, the shadows of Shiro's past begin to emerge. With each brief awakening of his true self, she loses a little more of him. The fate of the heavens and earth rest in her mortal hands, and she must find the missing gods before time runs out for her world—and for Shiro.
** Since this is the second book to the Red Winter trilogy, please check out my spoiler-free book review of book 1 - Red Winter here. **
Oh my goodness!!! I'm so speechless after reading this book because it keeps getting better. So the story start off with Emi, together with two yokai Shiro and Yumei begin searching for the missing god of the Earthly realm. In the first book, I'm totally love Shiro and Yumei; and it never fades after reading the second book. This book also shown how the main character, Emi starts to evolved. There are some scenes that I felt so annoyed about her because her lack of will-power, but you will came to understand why.
I don't know how the author did it, but I'm truly mesmerized on her superb writing style and fantastic narrative. So much action and well-paced that it makes me not want to put it down. As a reader, I felt the right emotions of each characters and the transition on how each develop throughout the story.
Did I mention that there are 10 pages of manga-style illustrated by the incredibly and amazing artist Brittany Jackson?
RATING: 5 out 5 stars
Highly recommend this one! Man, with all the actions and emotions in this book - you will be asking for more.
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