Nora Grey has been through it all in the last few years. Her father was murdered. She had a stalker. She thought she was going insane. She was almost killed a few times. She fell in love for the first time. She found out that her father wasn’t really her father and that there are fallen angels and Nephilim walking around in the real world. So what could possibly happen to top all of that? Well…
It’s been three months since the end of Crescendo and Nora wakes up in the cemetery having no idea how she got there or what day it is. When the groundskeeper finds her, he tells her her worst fear. It’s not April like she thought, but actually September. She’s been missing for three months and she has no memory of the last five. She may not remember anything, but she does get the feeling that something isn’t right with her mom’s new boyfriend – Hank Millar. As she tries to unravel the mystery of what happened to her, she meets old friends and new foes.
So I have to say that I liked this book a whole hell of a lot more than I did the last one. Making Nora forget not only the three months she was being held captive by Hank but also the two months previously that she was with Patch was an evil but fantastic move. I also liked how he was still part of her life, but went by his real name Jev instead of Patch. Was I ever glad when Nora sort of kind of remembered him and what happened between the two of them. The character of Scott, like I predicted, became a major player in this book. Not only does he help jog Nora’s memory of what happened, but he also helps her start to bring down Hank at the risk of his own life, since the Black Hand was still after him. Vee, as usual, was her annoying self, believing that she – and Nora’s mother – knew what was best for Nora. I was sort of able to tolerate her character in the last two books because sometimes her attitude and quips were funny, but in this book. Wow. I didn’t like her at all. She was supposed to be Nora’s best friend and help her connect the dots, not lie to her.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I’m still kind of confused with the whole oath thing that Hank made Nora swear upon, but I’m sure that it will resolve itself in the next book.
Bookshelf worthy? What font do they use for the title?!