Rating: 4 out of 5
Summary: Sasha's life comes tumbling down around her when her father is killed. Desperate to find his killer, she agrees to attend the meeting of a secret group called "The Ravens" a group that worships an evil being known as Eryx. When she gets there, her mother's ex boyfriend allows the group members to toss stones at her. She's evil, or so they say, but her mother's ex knows she's not evil, she's what is known as Anabo or the daughter of Eve. Sasha is special, but so is the dark and mysterious boy that comes to save her. When her mother is sent back to Russia, Sasha is sent to live with relatives in Colorado and she learns that her family is hiding some pretty dark secrets and secret desires that leads to a pretty big downfall for her family.
My thoughts: I had high hopes for this book and was really hoping that it would turn out to be a five star novel for me but it just was not. However, there weren't too many things that really threw me off from this book other than this book turned out another male character that was dominant, possessive and willing to be a jerk over a female that didn't want much to do with him. Of course, we're supposed to feel bad for this guy that doesn't know how to act or behave around girls but he so badly wants her. And of course, he's a complete gentlemen. You know, the usual type of guy we see in teen paranormal novels now. Also, Sasha, the main character eventually gives in to his charms. It's really becoming the same old story line even if the plots of these books are all different. To me, this relationship reminds me a lot of Twilight and Twilight was a book that I just couldn't wrap my mind around. The characters and plot in this book are so much better however, it's just the relationship that really messes with me.
However, the story was really original. It's definitely something I've never read before which makes it a good plot. I really hated Sasha's family because one by one, they all turned to the dark side and then went on a rampage, berating her and threatening her. She just didn't get a break and that made me feel bad for her. It was depressing to see people that we thought had good things going just give it all up for one empty promise from a being that none of them truly know. I guess it shows you that everyone has some sort of price if only the bad guys can figure it out, then you will eventually give it all up for the bad guys. No one is immune in this book and I like that the author wasn't afraid to go after characters that other writers might have ignored because of their relationship with Sasha. It's fresh seeing someone not afraid to really manipulate their characters.
All in all, not a bad book. I just am getting tired of the same old character plot line. I want to thank Netgalley for this book!
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