Synopsis: The third installment of The Illumine Series.
Captured, imprisoned, and left to burn.
You know what they say- where there’s smoke there’s fire…
For the last two weeks, Essallie Hanley has been a prisoner, in more ways than one. Held hostage by the Queen, she is forced to endure the mind-numbing pain tearing her body- and soul -apart, killing her with every tick of the clock. It seems all hope is lost, until one chance moment gives Essallie a name, Rinae Decante, the final person needed for the Queen to unveil her master plan to end Essallie. Armed with this name, and with the help of Ari and Kayden, Essallie breaks free from her captivity and launches in a search for this mystery girl.
But their search doesn’t go as smoothly as planned, and the three soon find themselves fighting against an impenetrable course of fate aimed to destroy them all from the inside out. When Essallie falls victim to her altering soul, they all begin to wonder of there’s any chance at all to save themselves from the burning effects of their actions.
Love, lies, and betrayal.
No one is safe from the undoing of secrets surrounding Essallie.
I DNF’d this book at 30 percent. I just couldn’t get into it. It felt like work and this is my pleasure activity so I gave up. I might try to go back and read it again because after the first two I had certain expectations for this book. I want to try and let those go before returning to this one. Might is the key word in that sentence.