Review is for J Frost's story: Night's Darkest Embrace
This takes place in Nocturne. Nocturne is a realm where it is always night and those with demon blood (known as Partials) can travel to. The modern world exists too, with Partials traveling back and forth. Other realms exist too, but only Pureblood or Fallen can travel too.
Mara is hunting for the Pureblood that kidnapped and murdered her cousin. As teenagers (15), Mara and Gloria went into Nocturne after being told not to by their parents. Mara feels guilty and returns once she is of age. She has a huge crush on Raphael who saved her from bringing kidnapped/murdered. She also knows he isn't telling the complete truth about what happened. She knows he is hiding something. The big question is- is he trust worthy?
This is an interesting world and did take some time for me to get into. Once I did, I really enjoyed it and had a hard time putting it down. Wish there were more in this world, it's an interesting one.
The only story I read in this book was Night's Darkest Embrace by Jeaniene Frost.
As a teenager, Partial Demons Mara and her cousin, Gloria, find an opening into the demon realm of Nocturna. While in Nocturna they are met by Purebloods who kill Gloria. Mara is nearly killed when she is rescued by Raphael, the leader of Nocturna. He sends Mara home, telling her not to cross into Nocturna until he is an adult. Now twenty years old, Mara is back in Nocturna, seeking revenge against the Purebloods who killed her cousin.
This was an interesting story with lots of action and mystery. It didn't hook me like Frost's Night Huntress books, but it was an enjoyable read. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
I enjoyed all three stories, but especially liked Sharie Kohler's Darkest Temptation. It has a different take on the traditional werewolf mythology with a haunting love story that makes me long for more stories about Luc and Lily.