Clay Jacobs and Evie Meyers are on the run. Together. Being hunted is almost worth it, so long as that remains true. It’s too much to hope that it can last.
Only weeks after their reunion in Salem, his family strikes, and Clay is torn from his lover’s arms once again. Alone, his certainty in their love falters. Everything he thought was true is called into question. Could his family be right? Could he have been caught in Evie’s spell?
Clay’s obsession with finding the truth leads him on a hunt across the globe. The answer will either bring him closer to freedom or destroy the remnants of his shattered heart. His quest may prove more difficult than he imagines when some people will go to any lengths to keep the truth hidden.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*** Gifted by the publisher for an honest review ***
This series is a companion series of Michelle Irwin’s The Through the Fire which was the first to come out really intrigued me, with the premise of a Phoenix Supe, and the boy who has been brought up to kill all Supe’s who falls in love with Evie, the Phoenix.
Its best to read them alternating, they follow the same story-line told in each of the characters POV, but they are not particularly repetitive because other than the times that the couple are together, the star crossed lovers are apart for most of the books.
I read this book after reading Rise from Ash and this book really delves deeper into the quest to find out more about Evie’s Supe heritage. I found it fascinating, and I would often go off and check out the findings on the internet.
Michelle Irwin has done a lot of research into the myth of the Phoenix, and this is something I love about her books. These 2 series have really got me interested to where Michelle will lead our pair next.
It was nice to see Evie and Clay’s brief stint at a somewhat normal life, and afterwards to see the guilt and despair he felt when Evie is hurt and then on the run.
Clay really has to go deep off the grid to escape the Rain’s radar on his quest to find out if the love he feels for Evie is real or a ‘spell’ that ‘freak’ has cast on him as his family insist.
Will Clay’s search give him the answers he needs, or will he get lost in the despair and misery of doubting the love between them is real.
The story takes Clay to Europe and England, and has Clay finding unlikely allies to help him on his quest. Of course there are a few monsters to keep us on our toes too, which gives us a great PNR Read that leads us back to where Rise from Ash left us.
I can’t wait for Evie’s next book to find out what the reunited lovers will do next.