Changing the future — or past, as it were — isn’t a piece of cake. Future Nick and young Nick want to stop the timeline where Nick destroys everything he cares about, but it won’t be easy. Nick Gautier has fast become Kenyon’s most intriguing character, and her ability to interweave her various series and make believable changes to the canon is truly impressive.
When Grim (aka Death) told Nick that his girlfriend Nekoda Kennedy is supposed to kill him, Nick didn’t want to believe him. But once confronted, Nekoda has to admit she was there to stop Nick from becoming the Malachai and destroying the world. Hurt, Nick breaks off their relationship and suddenly finds himself pursued by popular cheerleader Casey Woods. There are many players wanting to destroy both Nick and his Malachai father, and their machinations are getting deadlier by the minute. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Mar., 464 pp., $18.99)