A SOUL FOR CHAOS
If you haven’t read the first book in this planned trilogy, a bit of advice: You’ll probably want to. McHugh has built a complicated fantasy world, and coming in mid-series may leave new readers a bit lost with the large cast of characters. The attraction between Arden and her protector, Dev, is still there, at a slow burn, but Arden’s relationship with Kell, the Prince of Ranello, sets up a team Kell/team Dev dynamic that will have readers choosing sides before the end of the book. Most will probably be happy with the result, but some may be disappointed.