THE ROMEO CATCHERS
Adele’s supernatural rollercoaster ride continues at breakneck speed, with shocking revelations along the bloodstained way. Rich descriptions of post-storm New Orleans as well as a variety of vivid secondary characters create a lush background, allowing this extraordinary story to thrive. Readers will be enchanted and horrified in turn as Arden plunges them into a sudden, unpredictable cliffhanger that will leave them as stunned as her characters.
Isaac is plagued by nightmares thanks to his first-responder experiences as he continues to devote himself to recovery efforts, his commitment to Adele and the coven. But Adele is torn between her very real love for him and her compulsive attraction to Nicco, who is still bound by the curse. As centuries-old ties to the mysteries and dangers of the present are slowly revealed through her frightening and intimate connection to the vampire, the pressure on Adele increases. Will her secrets — and Isaac’s — leave them and the coven vulnerable to a new evil? (SKYSCAPE, Jun., 603 pp., $12.95, PB, 12 & Up)