Author: Sandy Williams
Release Date: 25th October 2011
Rating: Five hot dayam Fae stars!
There can only be one allegiance.
It’s her time to choose.
Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.
A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.
But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she’s captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has no choice but to decide once and for all whom to trust and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war
Blurb from Goodreads
*Clears throat* *shakes head* *blinks* *takes a deep breath*
Holy. Freaking. Butterflies. That book was like...that book was like staying under water for some time and suddenly being pulled up to the surface. Imagine that disorientation.
That's how this book makes you feel. Out of place. Confused. Caught. You get the picture.
But, um, wow.
This is why I write reviews as soon as I read.
McKenzie Lewis is one of most awesome person I've read about, sure she's was a little bit confused about her feelings but she sort of made it clear that she should have had some sort of dignity and spoken up rather than waited. So, yeah. I admire that.
Aren. Now, for my awesome hero. He's continuously kind. Constantly giving her another chance, (driving her crazy more than once, but hey, who's keeping count?) and not lying and is ready to actually accept his feelings rather than hide behind his responsibilities (which by the way, is kind of a lot).
There were moments where you could connect to Kyol, to feel bad and sorry for him, but you know that McKenzie deserves someone ... more.
There wasn't ONE dull moment, and I am MORE than glad to have given this book a chance.
Some quotes are:
“What are you doing?” I swivel my eyes away
from him and stare at the road, trying not to
remember the way his body looked when his
torso was covered in nothing but silver dust.
“Bleeding,” he responds. He tears the shirt
down its center.
I give in to temptation and glance over when
he tears the shirt again. He wraps the strips
of cloth around his injured shoulder. His abs
clench when he pul s the bandage tight.
I focus on driving. He’s not attractive. He
can’t be, not when he’s covered in blood and
bruises. And not all the blood is his, I remind
myself. I don’t know how many humans he’s
killed. That alone should make me want to
get rid of him as soon as possible. The thing
is, I’m comfortable with him sitting beside
“Stockholm syndrome,” I whisper, my
knuckles turning white on the steering
Aren looks at me. “What?”
The Stockholm syndrome. It explains
everything. I’m identifying with my kidnapper,
forming some type of sick, emotional
bond with him. That’s why I saved him and
why I’m concerned about his wel -being now.
It’s probably the reason I’m feeling drawn to
him. My mind magnifies every little kindness
he shows me, making me believe he cares for
me when he real y doesn’t.
“You okay?” Aren asks.
“No,” I snap. “I’m not. I’m psychological y
impaired.” He lifts an eyebrow.