Synopsis: Camille and Drake are on the run from the head of the Centaur Council, seeking the mythical pasture of Thessaly and a family heirloom that may keep them safe. As their journey progresses from the rolling hills of Ireland to the snow covered forests of South Dakota, Cami learns more about her mother’s secrets, including a twin brother and a Centaur legacy that puts a death warrant on her entire family.
Camille and Drake don’t know who to trust or where to hide. Camille’s family is quick to come to her aid, but who among them can be trusted?
A supernatural benefactor forces Drake to choose between being the man he wants to be and the Centaur warrior Camille needs him to be.
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This is the second book in the series. YA appropriate for 18 and up due to violence. This book is the best one in the series for me. A lot happens in this book, they travel, become worldlier and their relationship deepens and blossoms from attraction and lust into genuine intimacy and compassion. She finds out a lot in this book. A lot of things that she hadn’t realized because she was so stubborn in the first book and didn’t want to listen, which I think come back to bite her in the ass. There are a lot of things in play that you don’t know about until the end. I like when the author does this thing where the reader finds out information as the MC does. I don’t know if there’s a technical term but it’s fun to experience the emotions with the MC as it happens. Almost like a contrast and compare. The little things really make a big difference in this book. You have to really pay attention, but it’s not too hard to follow. It has just enough to get it and not feel overwhelmed. Which I always like because I love when the author makes me think but doesn’t make my head hurt while I’m thinking if that makes any sense.
A lot of responsibility has been thrust on her shoulders and she takes it pretty well I think, she has a lot of growth in this book, she’s still head-strong but she’s learning to bend and not break in this book. Drake for me has the most growth in this book, he really shows himself to be pure of heart and true. He doesn’t let up, he doesn’t let anything knock him down, and he stays steady in his beliefs.
Her family unit has a bigger part in this book as well. She gets a better understanding of what it means to have family and people she can rely on which helps with her development as a character. The end really threw me for a loop, I was so shocked. It turns into more of a tangible mythology instead of just their legacy, it turns into something real. I hope that makes sense because I don’t know way other way to explain it.
Read it, totally worth it.