Cover Artist: Dean Samed
Genre(s): Young-Adult, Paranormal-Romance, Urban-Fantasy
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: December 1, 2015
My Rating: ★★★★☆
“They may have won the first battle, but the Apocalypse has just begun.
Five weeks have passed since the battle that left Rome and Columbus in ruins. Sheltered in the hidden city of Caelum, Daniel and Kayla train alongside over one hundred Magus and Protectors, hoping that their unified ranks will be enough to take down their greatest threat yet: Richard, his followers, and his horde of Nightmares. Then a fallen comrade is returned to Caelum with a message carved into his chest and a note referencing the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Daniel knows their time for training is over.
Finally understanding Richard’s plans for Kayla and the three other Magus born on Halloween, Daniel and the rest of Caelum’s volunteers scout the U.S. in a desperate attempt to stop their enemy before he can unleash his first Horseman. But when massive attacks claim thousands of lives, people all over the world begin to fall ill—including those Daniel and Kayla care about the most.
With the Horseman of Pestilence released, Daniel knows it’s time to step aside and let Kayla take the lead. Only she has the power to rival her father’s. But when Richard’s plot turns out to be darker than they imagined, their fight is met with more death and destruction—and an enemy who might be unbeatable, after all.”
Daniel is still the main protagonist however Kayla plays a more dominant role and I am really happy to see this. I felt like Kayla in the first book was kind of a wuss. I do understand that the entire situation was new to her and she was learning to deal, but she just grated on the nerves a little. I’m also glad because it will teach Daniel to be a little less aggressive in his Hero persona. They have to be able to work as a team and to work with the others as a team, not two people trying to rescue one another constantly.
Man, Richard…he has it out for the world. Mass Destruction Obsession Batman! I foresee a massive battle between him and his daughter in the future. Especially as Richard revealed that he has Kayla’s mother and is doing God only knows with her mother. His blatant disregard for Nolan’s mother was enough. I can see Kayla handing Richard on serious can of whoop-ass, for sure!
Holy Deaths in this book too. Wow, especially for some very key characters. I hope Daniel can keep the coven’s and his Dreamcatchers together.
The idea of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse idea is very interesting to say the least. Pestilence to make humanity and Protector’s of the Night vulnerable with a demonic virus. I cringe to think of what is next.
I, personally, felt this book was a lot stronger than the first book. Second books can often suffer from “Second Book Syndrome” where it becomes filler and is a lengthy, lethargic read but I found that FMIYD is actually quite action packed.
Just that darn word “evaporation” again! I managed to get my twitching facial reactions to turn off during this book read so that “evaporation” wasn’t as big of a deal.
I look forward to seeing where Kayla and Daniel go from here. I need to see Kayla grow and defeat her father, especially before he launches the world into a dystopian future.
Just don’t kill Seth off okay? You got Tabitha, but we need Seth for comedic relief!
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About The Author: Vicki Leigh
Adopted at three-days-old by a construction worker and a stay-at-home mom, Vicki Leigh grew up in a small suburb of Akron, Ohio where she learned to read by the age of four and considered being sent to her room for punishment as an opportunity to dive into another book. By the sixth grade, Vicki penned her first, full-length screenplay. If she couldn’t be a writer, Vicki would be a Hunter (think Dean and Sam Winchester) or a Jedi. Her favorite place on earth is Hogwarts (she refuses to believe it doesn’t exist), and her favorite dreams include solving cases alongside Sherlock Holmes.
Vicki is an editor for Curiosity Quills Press and is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
Curiosity Quills Press (CQ) is a small hybrid publishing company specializing in genre fiction of the highest quality. With 150+ titles in our catalog already and approximately 6 new books coming out each month, there’s never a dull moment at CQ. We work with major retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible to ensure that you, the reader, can find whatever you are looking for at your convenience.
Founded in 2011 by Eugene Teplitsky and Lisa Gus, CQ was initially a resource portal for writing and publishing, created in an effort to help writers, like themselves, survive the publishing industry. After rapid success, CQ morphed into publishing press that over time has solidified its share in the market. Now we spend our days searching for the next great escape!
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