I can’t really quantify why I like this books. I just do.
When Jax and Sasha first see Jordan Ellis, they know she is no ordinary teenager. She’s the daughter of the President after all, but she’s also Anabo – a descendant of Eve.
What they don’t know is that Eryx plans to kidnap Jordan and force President Ellis to pledge his soul. If Eryx’s plot succeeds, the consequences would be catastrophic.
But the Mephisto brothers do know about Jordan’s secret identity. And for one of them, she could be the match that leads to their soul’s salvation.
Now it’s a desperate race against time to save Jordan and prevent Eryx’s haunting eyes from discovering her true identity.
I’m a big fan of the ridiculousness of adult paranormal romance series and I like that this series takes a lot of the tropes associated with adult PNR to create a YA series. And I like that each book is a stand alone about one of the brothers.
Other than the complete lack of sexy times I liked this book better than the first one. Because we had already been introduced into the world, there was less time spent explaining the world. And I liked that Jordan didn’t have to have her memory erased. That had never sat well with me in the Mephisto Covenant.
I liked the fast pace and the proactive approach Jordan took to everything. And I liked how her old life was dealt with. Sasha, from the Mephisto Covenant, didn’t really have that much of a life to leave behind but Jordan did. Her disappearance would have global repercussions, not to mention all her friends and family.
And I really liked the struggles Jax had to go through. I like that he still loved his brother and saw himself in his brother despite the inherent evilness of his brother.
Now, not to say that I liked everything. This series is basically based on the idea of insta-love. So, if that isn’t your thing then you probably wont enjoy it. But like I said, it plays on a lot of adult paranormal romance tropes in that way. And it’s important to not take them too seriously. The books are just fun.
I wasn’t quite as “what is this book and why am I reading it?” with The Mephisto Kiss as I was with the Mephisto COvenant. Which, I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I kind of liked that about the first one. That it was so ridiculous it was awesome. Not to say that this one wasn’t. Just not as much.
Though, I mean, the main girl is the delighter of the president and an evil being who is worse than the devil is trying to convert the president to his side of an epic war. There is some ridiculousness. In a good way.