An outcast among Beladors, Evalle Kincaid has walked the line between human and beast her whole life. Her origins unknown, she’s on a quest to learn more about her past . . . and her future.
When a demon claims a young woman in a terrifying attack and there’s no one else to blame, Evalle comes under suspicion. Now she’s on a deadly quest for her own survival and forced to work with a man who has the power to unravel her world. Through the sordid underground of an alternate Atlanta where nothing is as it seems to the front lines of the city, where her former allies have joined forces to hunt her, Evalle must prove her innocence or pay the ultimate price.
But saving herself is the least of her problems if she doesn’t stop the coming apocalypse. The clock is ticking and Atlanta is about to catch fire.
All her life Evalle Kincaid has been an outcast. She doesn’t fit in the human world, since she is not, and doesn’t fit in the supernatural world, because to them she is an outcast. As an Alterant, nobody fully trusts her, not even the Beladors, the group that she works for. She does, however, continue to work hard and fears mostly that they will blame her for something that she did not do, and lock her into a cage. In this book she is forced to hunt for the Ngak Stone so that the Beladors can lock it away. But when she is paired up with Storm, who she's not quite sure she can trust (but has feelings for) and meets Tristan (another Alterant that was caged and who makes her doubt who she should help) Evalle cannot quite decide what to do. Will she make a choice that she can live with and won’t make the powers that be lock her up again?
I thought that this book was good. I was sort of confused at first trying to figure out who the characters were and what their background stories were. It sort of jumped right into action and I had to figure everything out on my own. The story line is great as far as being action packed, because the main character is being hunted by either a magical power, or the people she works for. She is always trying to prove herself to someone and herself. I liked how the main character Evalle grew through the book, because in the end she really did find herself and proved what she needed to everyone. The book is full of details, some small that you will want to make sure you catch so that you can keep up with what is happening.
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*Reviewed by Jenny
*This book was sent via publisher for review.