Author: Kristen Callihan
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Forever
Publication Date: February 2015
Genre: Adult Fiction/Paranormal Romance
Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book 6
Synopsis can be found here.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Eliza fled her captor Adam, not realizing that he thought she was his soulmate. Now someone is hunting Eliza and the only one who can help is Adam, a captive in her Aunt’s home. Setting him free and going on the run with him is the riskiest thing she thinks she will have to do. That is, until the truth comes out about her past and family and Adam’s role.
I have to be honest, when you get into the higher numbers in these types of books, the story can suffer. The romance can become boring. This is never so with Callihan’s Darkest London series. Callihan reinvents romance again and again, throwing new obstacles and grim storylines into her books. fleshing out her characters and creating a full and satisfying romance that everyone will love.
Eliza is so much fun as a main character. She’s fiesty and doesn’t take Adam’s crap. Skeptical and very smart, Eliza is very strong in her compassion and empathy for a man who kept her bound to him for years. She is stubborn too (as we learned she barely spoke to Adam in all those years of being at his side). Adam is a tortured character, having all of this power and responsibility to his people – the Ghosts in the Machine who he helped create and save from death. I love how he reminded me of a dark prince, trying to find his own way but under it all having a good heart and trying to do what’s right for everyone who he is responsible for.
The book starts off fast and doesn’t let go. Eliza and Adam are on the run, being hunted by Eliza’s own family. There’s some great cameos from past characters. I suggest you read the first book in the series and go through them in order to get the full benefit of this story, but if you don’t have the time, don’t worry. The story is strong enough to stand alone and enjoy.
Rating 8 Cookie Worthy