To survive, their bond must be unbreakable.
When the mysterious and passionate Rhane rescues Kali from an attacker in the theater parking lot, they form an immediate, smoldering connection. But Kali doesn't remember Rhane or anything from their past. As far as Kali knows, she's just a seventeen-year-old kid coping with an insatiable hunger for the “spark” or energy of others, feeding on classmates to survive.
A unique artifact—one that may hold the key to returning Kali’s memories—is uncovered by the archaeology firm where she works part-time, sending Kali and Rhane on a dangerous journey that leads them to the Forbidden City, into the unforgiving Gobi, and into the ruins of Rhane’s ancient homeland. As they fight for survival, Kali begins to discover who she really is and the true power she possesses.
But Rhane still harbors a secret that could destroy Kali…unless old enemies kill her first. (Summary and book cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Whoa, this is one I’m going to gush about. When I read the plot line I had high expectations and Eden over-delivered. Kali is struggling with an odd hunger and in comes Rhane with some half-answers. This series is going to grow into something with a lot of depth to the different cultures and I think Eden did a fantastic job balancing telling not quite enough (and keeping my nose to the book!) and not forcing a dissertation of explanation at some point. The story is told from different character’s perspectives (Kali and Rhane the most) and that provides great variety for the reader as we get a peek into other worlds as well.
I CANNOT wait until the sequel is finished, this is going to be tortuous to wait and find out what’s next! The writing was fantastic and extremely well done. I cannot believe this is a debut novel, we have great things to see from Eden Ashley!
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours.
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Paranormal and adventure fans looking for something completely new!
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