Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.
When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…
I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am that we’re finally getting Zayne’s story. I’ll admit, he wasn’t exactly my favorite in The Dark Elements series, but I knew more than anything that I’d love to read about his happily ever after. I’m so thankful that Jennifer decided to give us his story because I am here for all of it.
Before I started, I had no idea what I was going to get myself into. But I definitely gained a new appreciation for Zayne, I’ll be honest, my heart broke for him a little bit. And I’m just entirely unsure what other hurdles he’ll have to get over before the end of this series. It’s so evident that he’s still dealing with everything that happened during The Dark Element series. Or rather lack of dealing it, I don’t think he’ll completely move on from it all until he decides to face it.
And I truly believe Trinity will be the one that will force him to start facing his problems. I loved Trinity and she came off a little bit older than her age. She’s definitely the type of girl that flies off the handle and acts before she thinks. She’s not afraid and will never be one to stand down from a fight. Like many of JLA’s heroines, never come between them and the ones they love, they’re fierce and loyal to them 100%.
Of course, we get to see Layla and Roth, AND his familiars 😉 Everything between Layla and Zayne is a little bit stunted and just painful, so I know that we’ll continue to see their story arc throughout the series. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about that because it’s essentially adding in a third party. Of course, it won’t go that way, but Zayne is in a position where he’s still trying to sort everything out. I’m still not convinced about his feelings towards Trinity. And Trin is on the same boat out that. I’m hoping like heck that he won’t break her heart, I will not be happy about that.
Thankfully the ending wasn’t too cliffhanger-y, but I totally saw what happened coming and it just has me biting at the bit! I just have no idea how Zayne will approach everything that has been thrown his way. Zayne, the rule follower, sticking to what he was always taught even if he was proven wrong about certain things. I’m holding out a lot of hope for him and just rather eager to get the next book in their story.
All around, a great start to JLA’s new series and one that I’ll undoubtedly be a fan of!
major thank you to the publisher and netgalley for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.