It's been almost a year since bounty hunter Anna Strong became a vampire, but as she's about to discover, her greatest powers have yet to be unleashed...
Though Anna has become accustomed to the fact that she’s now a vampire, she still enjoys the illusion of being human. So when she suddenly notices that her primitive urges are getting harder to control, she’s worried. Then, she’s attacked, narrowly escaping with her life. The only person with enough motive to want her dead is her old foe—Warren Williams. But another more dangerous enemy lies in wait.
What Anna doesn’t know is that she’s far too valuable to kill. For she’s been chosen to shape the destiny of the vampire race—and all of mankind…
This book caught me completely off guard. Anna's relationship with Lance was really stepped up a major notch. While she never admits it, she is head over heels in love with him, something she never has been with anyone before. I really never saw her truly loving someone because she has such major trust issues. However, for at least a little while she let herself trust him just a little, which put her at a major risk. I do like this vulnerability, as she normally comes off as a closed off unfeeling person. Sometimes strength can be taken too far, so this "softer" side was really nice to see.
Her past experiences are to blame for her trust issues, and unfortunately she is right to not trust most of the people in her life. It seems everyone wants to use her since she is the chosen one. Throughout the book she is still in denial about the prophecy and her need to step up and take control of her duties. I imagine it is was hard enough to handle being changed unwillingly into a vampire, but at some point she just has to give in and accept who and what she is.
I find it very frustrating that she hasn't told David what she is. I love their working relationship, and it is really suffering because she constantly has to hide things from him and is always disappearing. I really think he could handle the truth, and would go a long way towards fixing their friendship. Considering he always seems to be the one everyone targets to hurt her, she really needs to tell him the truth.
Although my review may seem more frustrated than anything, I really did enjoy the book. So much happened in this book that I loved, but I can't talk about without completely spoiling it. So many questions were answered that have been building throughout the series. The twists in this book and the fallout from those events should make the next book really interesting. It definitely lived up to its predecessors, and I can't wait for the next book.