In the last days of the world, the walls of Viyara are still falling, and the dead are rising faster than ever.
Juliet is trapped—ordered by Lord Ineo of the Mahyanai to sacrifice the remaining members of her family, the Catresou, to stave off the end of the world. Though they're certain his plan is useless, Juliet and her former friend Runajo must comply with Lord Ineo's wishes—unless they can discover a different, darker path to protecting Viyara.
Romeo is tortured: finally aware that his true love is alive, he is at once elated and devastated, for his actions led directly to the destruction of her clan. The only way to redemption is to offer his life to the Catresou to protect and support them . . . even if it means dying to do so.
When Romeo's and Juliet's paths converge once again, only a journey into Death will offer answers and the key to saving them all—but is it a journey either of them will survive?
I enjoyed reading this book so much! Rosamund Hodge is an author whose writing I adore, and yeah, I just devoured this book! The first book was so original, and the ending was just pure evil, so I had to read this book, and I just had to read it quickly because the pages just turned that fast!
Man, there were some pretty epic moments in this book! Like, when Romeo and Juliet meet, but since he's wearing a mask, and she doesn't know that he's still alive, she doesn't know who he is. That was a "oh" moment! So great to read!
One thing that I really loved about this book, was that we got the story of how the Ruining happened. Which is pretty darned important, seeing as that's why they're in this mess in the first place! It was really interesting to know who was connected to it!
From the synopsis, you know that the journey into Death is the big ending. They do have a face off with the Master Necromancer, which takes care of some problems, but still leaves the Ruining left to fix. I really enjoyed the journey that Juliet went on, she showed her strengths and that she was the sword of her people, not a clever person. Loved how it all came together!
This book was utterly fantastic, and I enjoyed it so much!
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Series: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire #2
Read: July 4th, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a End of Series 2018 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Expected Publication: July 24th 2018