Author: Bree Despain
Publisher: Egmont USA
Expected Publication Date: April 28, 2015
*ARC received from publisher via NetGalley
Haden Lord, the disgraced Prince of the Underrealm, has chosen love over honor and will do everything in his power to protect Daphne Raines, the human girl he was supposed to bring to the Underrealm. Haden’s choice is put to the test as the Skylords and a figure from his past arrive in Olympus Hills with a plan that could destroy all of the realms.
Embracing her destiny as the Cypher, Daphne begins to understand the immense power of her musical ability to control the elements, but she must come to terms with her feelings for Haden and what she must sacrifice in order to protect him and her friends.
Believing the Key of Hades is the only thing that can stop the Underrealm Court from releasing the monstrous Keres on the mortal world, Haden, Daphne, and their friends set out to find the Key before Persephone’s Gate opens again on the spring equinox.
Although the book starts off a bit slow, the last half really picked up and was so intense I couldn't put it down. Amazing!
Daphne is still an incredible heroine. It's refreshing that she's not a damsel-in-distress and that, although she's starting to have feelings for Haden, she puts that aside and makes saving the world a priority. So instead of having the girl pining over the guy, you actually have Haden pining over her.
Love the Greek mythology and the secondary characters. There are also new villains. Or possible allies?
And then the ending. The twists and turns. The jaw dropping revelations and betrayals. I don't know if my heart can take it, I feel like it was ripped out and stomped on. So many people are in danger at the end of the book. I need the next book NOW!
Posted by: Pam