Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.
Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she's left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they'll kill her.
Then there's Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy's bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?
But as the Fae Prince begins to close in on Ivy, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn't figure out who she can trust—and fast—it's not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.
Yeah, reading this book was just so fantastic! After the ending of Wicked, I just need to read more, and I don't know why it took so freaking long for me to read this. Maybe so I wouldn't have such a long wait between reading this book and Brave?
This starts right off after Wicked ended, which is great, because Ivy is reeling, finding out that she's the halfing, the one that Ren was sent here to kill. The one that if she gets pregnant by the Prince, well, that'll open the gates open permanently. Which they do not want to happen!
Ivy struggles a lot in this book. She doesn't want to be like the fae, hiding this secret. But she also wants to live. So that's a big part of this book. Another is her relationship with Ren-especially when she tells him about her halfling status-spoiler, it doesn't go well. Plus, there was learning more about this world, of how there's good fae that don't feed, who used to work with the Order. And I have a suspicion that I think is shared with Ivy, that when the Winter Court forcibly absorbed the Summer Court, they wrecked their world, and that they're just going to come to Earth and do the same. Bah!
That ending was just evil! To endure all that, to be treated so horribly, to have been forced to feed...that was a hard time for Ivy. And she's going to have issues because of it, I'm betting, given that she was already showing some at the end. But yeah, they have a tiny hope-though it's going to be very difficult!
I enjoyed reading this book so, so, so much, I just devoured it, and I can't wait for Brave!
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: A Wicked Saga #2
Read: May 12th, 2017
Reason Why: Love her books! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: July 16th 2016