Have you ever wondered what could be hiding in the shadows?
Well, for eighteen-year-old Zahara Faraday, she doesn’t have to wonder. You see she comes from a lineage of Light Witches, those who have chosen to help protect and serve between the supernatural world and the human world. The only problem is Zahara, like her father Solomon, is as human as a human being can be whereas her mother, Mia, and her Aunt Catalina, were born as Light Witches. As a family they hunt down rogue supernaturals—creatures who harm humans or who have committed an act against their kingdom.
Zahara’s hunting skills are usually kept dormant since her parents would prefer she live life as a normal human girl without knowledge of the supernatural world. She plans on doing just that—except when she finds a couple being attacked by fairies, she has no choice but to step in. Before she can return to pretending to be blissfully ignorant, Zahara encounters a problem she isn’t the least equip to handle: Bryan Hamilton, the good looking new co-worker she has to help train. In a heartbeat, her best friend, Becca King, has set her up on a double date with herself and her new crush, Rekesh Saint-Louis, who happens to be the most powerful leader of the biggest Imago Coven in South Florida –supernatural creatures with the ability to control water . . . and suck out human souls.
Zahara has no time to focus on how she’s going to explain her double date with her best friend and the enemy they have a tentative truce with to her parents because soon one of the members of Mia and Catalina’s coven is found murdered with a strange tattoo of a snake with wings carved into his arm.
Zahara is then thrown into a whirlwind battle with an angel determined to have revenge against God, an Imago coven she doesn’t think they should trust, and slew of dream-eating fairies and powerful Nephilims, hybrid children of angels and humans, more than happy to rip her to shreds.
Normal just got a deadlier definition.
I loved this book from the moment I opened the first page on my kindle. Actually no, I loved this book from the moment I saw the cover, I mean how stunning are her eyes.
Zahara is a typical eighteen year old, enjoying the summer before college starts with her best friend Becca, well I say typical, perhaps being the daughter of a light witch isn't typical for most teenage girls but its the norm for Zahara.
I loved how in this book Zahara's parents had a big role in the book, in so many YA books parents seem to be massively missing, which always comes off unrealistic to me, so I was pleased to read a book that the parents.. if a little okay a lot over protective.. were featured and described pretty much how my parents were with me .
This book also as its fair share of hotties I will hold my hand up and admit I have a huge boy book crush on Rekesh the leader of the Imago coven Zahara's parents have an uneasy truce with, I totally understood why Becca would risk so much just to try be with him, even if it did throw Zahara and Becca into unimaginable danger.
Then there is Bryan, Zahara's sort of boyfriend who is hiding a few secrets of his own
after a member of her parents coven is found dead with a strange tattoo on his arm things take a drastic turn. Lucifer is back and he as sworn revenge on God and needs Zahara to put his plans in motion
Lucifer as everything a good book should have a Kick ass heroine with an awesome best friend, hot guys that are seriously full of hotness epic fight scenes and an ending that made me want to demand the author release the the second instalment now. all in all a firm Favourite for me