Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by Pocket
THERE ARE GOOD GUYS. THERE ARE BAD GUYS. AND THEN THERE'S MAX.
Once again Max is back and of course danger follows her wherever she goes. I found this book to again be dragging in the beginning, but as Max and Alexander aka "Slick", set out on their journey to save Max's family from the doom of magic, things start to heat up and not just the heat between these two. They face wild creatures of magic, that are literally spued from the Earth. Max is once again a savior and helps those they encounter along the journey. "Slick" is unwavering in his efforts to protect Max and show her that he can be trusted and lets his feelings for her shine thru most of the book. The race to save her family is a bumpy one and the action heats up toward the middle/end of the book. Though I felt this book didn't have the same pizazz as the first one, It could of used more action and suspense.
Even with that being said it was another great read I actually gave it 4.5 stars and will continue on to the next one. The ending is a definite to be continued....
Max knows what trusting the wrong person can cost you. Her former friend Giselle, a powerful witch, enslaved Max years ago, turning her into a Shadowblade--a deadly warrior compelled to fight for Giselle. But there's more at stake now than Max's thirst for revenge. The Guardians, overseers of the magical world, have declared war on humanity and on any witches not standing with them. Max and Giselle have come to an uneasy truce in order to protect what's left of Horngate, their coven's home. Max would do anything for Horngate--even give herself over to a mysterious otherworldly creature in the nearby mountains in exchange for his help. But first, she intends to save the mortal family she left behind. And Alexander, the Shadowblade warrior who could be her closest ally or her deadliest enemy, is going with her.
On a road trip into the unknown, Max and Alexander face wild magic, desperate enemies, and battles that bruise both body and soul. But the greatest challenge will come from unexpected revelations that test everything Max believes about who she is--and where her loyalties lie. . . .