My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at Hotlistens.com.
I'll start by saying that I enjoyed this book better than book one. For starters, all the characters that made an appearance and then seemed to fall off the page, never to be seen again, have reappeared. Their point to the story has finally become clear. That was one of my biggest complaints about book one, meeting characters that disappeared. Now, with everyone back in the picture, I was much happier.
We meet two new species in this book. There are Chitah, the narrator pronounced cheetah, but they never mention that he could shift. He did have cat-like personality, with speed, enhanced smell, etc. Chitah are also able to kill or paralyze Mage. There is also a wolf-shifter that we meet. He is actually able to shift into the wolf form and we do see him on page in this form.
There is more romance in this book than in book one. There are two different pairs. A pair of humans that we meet in book one and reappear in this book. Plus, there seems to be something between Silver and the Chitah, Logan Cross. Adam has shown some interest, but doesn't seem to be pushing really hard. I could also see Justus becoming a love interest, but not sure that it will happen.
This story is a dark one, just like book one. Silver is beaten up again. She seems to need help a lot more than most UF heroines. While she does get herself out of the situation, it required the help of someone else each time. I would like to see her stand up on her own more. She wants Justus to treat her like a grownup and let her go out on her own, well, she needs to learn how to take herself.
Overall, I enjoyed this story much more than book one. I will look forward to looking at the next book. To see what happens with Silver, Justus, Logan and the rest of the gang.
Once again, I think Nicole Poole is not a bad choice for this series. While, I don't think she will ever be one of my favorite narrators, I think she does an okay job. I still think the men could be more masculine. Overall, not bad.
I like to thank Tantor Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.