This book was so not what I was hoping it was going to be. Though I can’t really explain what about my expectations was so very different from the actual book. I remember asking some friends I was chatting with while reading this “why am I reading this?” over and over.
Sasha is desperate to find out who murdered her father. When getting the answer means pledging her soul to Eryx, she unlocks a secret that puts her in grave danger—she is an Anabo, a daughter of Eve, and Eryx’s biggest threat.
A son of Hell, immortal, and bound to Earth forever, Jax looks for redemption in the Mephisto Covenant-God’s promise he will find peace in the love of an Anabo. After a thousand years, he’s finally found the girl he’s been searching for: Sasha.
With the threat of Eryx always looming, Jax knows he has to keep Sasha safe and win her over. But can he? Will Sasha love him and give up her mortal life?
Not to say that it was all bad. There were things I liked, they were just overshadowed by the weirdness of the plot.
It suffered from a lot of the things that I, personally, dislike most about YA fiction. There was a an “insta-love,” the guy was kind of manipulative, it had a convoluted backstory, and it was just weird. That being said, I kind of enjoy weird and I enjoy when a book/story takes the weird too far (which this one totally did) until it’s just fascinating. And you have to keep reading even though you know you have MUCH better books waiting for you to read them.
My favourite thing about this book was that it felt like a stand-alone at the end. If there are more books in the series I have the feeling they had different main characters. Like they’d be about Jax’s brothers and their own search for an Anabo. Which is great because it’s always nice to get a complete story in a book. And I’m kind of looking forward to reading more even though the entire time I was reading this I was a little disgusted with myself for putting my time into it. I’m a little disgusted that I’m looking forward to more I can sink my time into. At the same time, I’m really hoping for more. I, clearly, have problems.
So, would I recommend this book? Yes and no. It really wasn’t very good but at the same time I couldn’t put it down. Plus there was some good sexytimes.