Monday, November 6, 2017

Review: Dark Dreams And Dead Things (Dead Things #2) by Martina McAtee

Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee

Book: Dark Dreams And Dead Things (Dead Things #2)
Author: Martina McAtee
Publisher: Martina McAtee
Rating: 5 Stars
Level: Young Adult
Source: e-book - purchased

Summary from Goodreads:

17-year-old November Lonergan spent her whole life feeling like an outsider. She was right. She’s a reaper like her mother; like her two cousins, Kai and Tristin. The supernatural world believes they are part of a prophecy to save them from an evil known as the Grove. Ember just wants to survive high school and fix the fallout from bringing back her friend. 

Old enemies are lurking; waiting for their opportunity to strike but the pack has a new problem. A group of legendary hunters has resurfaced, threatening the reapers and anybody who stands with them. They are making good on their threats too; attacking those closest to the pack.

Their only hope of defeating the Legionaries involves trusting a stranger to perform a dangerous spell to advance Ember and her cousin’s powers. But Ember has a secret; a secret she can’t tell the pack. One that leaves the pack vulnerable.

An attack on pack allies, leaves one member of the group injured and another missing, along with a mysterious girl named Evangeline who may play a bigger part in this than any of them realize. As the Legionaries are closing in, the pack must trust their enemies, enter hostile territories, and play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a psychopath. Their entire plan lynches on a dangerous bargain, but rescuing one member of the pack could mean losing another in their place…possibly forever. 

My Review:

Dark Dreams and Dead Things is the second book in this series. It's by far one of my favorite books and series! It is darker than the first book was but it all has to do with what is going on with the story. The first book was more light and fun with the story and the characters. This one has a darker feel as I mentioned. The characters are developing more into who they are supposed to be. 

Ember is reeling from losing Mace, having to look at Quinn in Mace's body and trying to figure out what happened to her magic. Tristin is trying to be happy that Quinn is back but there is just still something off about him and the whole situation. Rhys and Kai were my favorites in this installment. I loved them in the first book but they took it to a whole new level in this one. The relationship between the two of them is so much fun. Then when it comes to the beings that are the bad guys and girls, well that just lightens up the mood in a dark situation. I still continue to hate Finn and the things he did to Mace. Silas, I have mixed feelings about him. We get to meet some new, interesting characters who I have come to really enjoy by the end of the book.

There is so much going on within the story, I'm not going to give anything away. But I will tell you that it's so good. There is plenty of action, some romance, humor and lots of shocking events with twists and turns that you won't see coming. The author leaves us with a cliffhanger ending and lots of unanswered questions. I'm excited and hope they are answered in the coming book. I highly recommend this book if you love paranormal, supernatural beings!

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