There once was a girl,
tarnished and ruined by the actions of others.
Some are born plagued by darkness,
but she was doused in it by those she trusted.
Like Lucifer himself,
she fell from the heavens and landed amongst the flames.
Now she wears her crown black,
with diamonds coated in the blood of her enemies.
This isn’t the story of a girl who saved the villain.
This is the story of a girl who became something much worse,
and the man who loved her for it.
Saxon surprised me in the first book and even more in this one but I love the transformation she made. She’s strong and determined to exact vengeance against those who’ve wronged her and it’s safe to say she gets vengeance and then some. In a lot of ways, this felt almost like a role reversal as she proved to be so tough and quick to action while Kage shows a slightly (just barely) softer side that Saxon brings out. But not really because he’s still a complete badass.
There were a few minor twists and a major one, which was fun. This story didn’t unfold as I expected and that just made it better. There’s also a bit of tease near the end which makes me hopeful that we’ll soon get stories for Viola and Beni. This one is more emotional than the first, but I love what they do and how it ends and everything about it. Saxon and Kage are a new favorite because they’re both such fun characters and while I realize he’s kind of a psychopath, the man has his reasons, and I don’t hold it against him. There’s a lot of action packed in here but it doesn’t drag or feel rushed, the pacing was just right. This is a page-turner; I couldn’t put it down and highly recommend. This is a duet I’ll read again, it’s that good. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.