Publication Date: July 9, 2012
Finish Date: July 18, 2012
From Goodreads: Once Nara combines her prophetic ability with Ethan’s power to outsmart Fate at his own deadly cat-and-mouse game, she’s more determined than ever to help Ethan learn the meaning behind the raven sword tattoo that suddenly appeared on his back after their confrontation with Fate.I really liked book 1, but I loved this one. We are already introduced to most of the characters and now get deeper into the story, find out even more about their powers and see the characters develop. There are always multiple things going on and this book definitely had that keep-reading feel. I even stayed up late to finish it.
During her quest to uncover the tattoo’s secrets, Nara enlists the help of some new friends and discovers her own surprising connection to Ethan.
While Nara digs deeper into the mystery, her desire for answers leads her down a dangerous path full of powerful and ruthless enemies. Swept into an age-old battle, Nara quickly learns that keeping one’s enemies close can be a necessary evil, making an intangible enemy she can control far more preferable to the human enemies she can’t.
I love the story of this book, it's original and there's so much going on. There are normal things goin on, like the normal life of Inara and her best friend. And there are these small incidents which seem inconsequential and in the end turn out to have significant meaning. There is more about Inara's powers and even more mystery surrounding it all. It almost picks up right after book 1 ended, but gives enough information that a re-read of book 1 isn't needed.
The characters are another thing I love about this book. The lead characters are great and I loved learning more about them. Inara is a storng and etermined character who makes a great lead character. Her best friend is always there for her and even though she doens't know everything that's going on with Inara she still is there for here and tries to cheer her up. We even meet two interesting new characters. But the minpoint of this book is that Ethan isn't much in it. He is away to visit his family and we don't get to know a lot about what's going on with him. I really hope we learn more about Ethans side of the story.
What I like about this world is that it actually is a close to normal world, but still weird things are going on. I really like Inara's power, dreaming her entire next day. It's an original concept and the author really worked it out well. Also there is so much mystery still surrounding it all and also now Ethans new mysterious tattoo.
To conclude: A really good and origianl story. I loved the story and wanted to keep reading. The characters are really great and I liekd them even more in this book. I also love the world and how closely it resembles our world and the originality of Inara's gift. I really enjoyed this book and am really looking forward to book 3!