Now that Lilywhite Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to change.
The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won't come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. And the humans, while no match against faery affinities, will hardly agree to the queen's détente without resistance.
Lily wants to be a fair ruler but fears having to abandon the life she's known to do so. Now that she and Creed are more than just fellow Black Diamonds—operatives for the queen—her priorities have shifted. But her worries about assuming the throne are derailed when it becomes clear that someone—or some fae—is masterminding violent attacks to discourage peace.
In this gripping follow-up to Melissa Marr's lush Seven Black Diamonds, Lily and her friends are forced to reckon with the truth of their own parentage and to protect one of their own, no matter what—or who—comes between them.
Reading this book was just so fantastic! I loved the first tone, and this was just another great Melissa Marr book! I loved being in this world again, with these characters! It was just such a fantastic and awesome read!
Of course, some of the Fae don't want peace, because of how humans have poisoned the earth. And I don't think a lot of humans would want to take the peace either, since they were being killed and all, but yeah, peace is better for everybody!
In this book, we got a bit more of Lily's grandparents, and it was so awesome, because the banter between the two of them was just fantastic! They've been together a long time, and while she might pretend not too, well, yeah, she does care! So that was fantastic!
A lot happened with these characters, Eilidh's want to protect her family and her people to the point of torturing her brother because of what he did to Torquil. And about who Alkamy's dad was, and oh, yeah, some hard things happened, which was really hard for Zephyr.
Loved reading this book, it was so amazing, and I loved reading it!
Author: Melissa Marr
Series: Seven Black Diamonds #2
Read: February 25th, 2017
Reason Why: Love her books and this series! And it's a End of Series 2017 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: February 28th 2017