In her series second, Noël forces her protagonist to fight even greater battles. While readers will continue to be fascinated, the plot is lacking. The real highlights here are the three female leads, who are witty, brave and lovable.
An army of ancestors under Cade’s control has been roaming the world, and it is up to Daire and her boyfriend Dace to find and stop them. As their feelings for each other grow, so does Cade’s strength. Daire must face a prophecy, and she can only do so by making a great sacrifice. Will it be enough? (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Nov., 384 pp., $18.99, ISBN: 9780312664879, HC, 12 & Up)