Jaime Reviews ~ Pretty Dark Sacrifice ( Pretty Dark Nothing #2) by Heather L. Reid
By Heather L. Reid
Published on July 28, 2015
Published by Month9Books, LLC
Published by Month9Books, LLC
It’s been five weeks, two days, and eight hours since the demons forced Quinn to throw herself into the raging river, since Aaron sacrificed himself to save her, since his body disappeared without a trace.
Everyone wants Quinn to move on, but she can’t, not after a spirit appears to her at Aaron's memorial, convincing her he’s still alive.
When a mysterious box materializes on the very spot Aaron disappeared, Quinn finds she’s at the center of an ancient prophesy of betrayal, revenge, and sacrifice that takes her to the depths of the underworld to face Lilith—Adam’s first wife.
If Quinn can stop Lilith from unleashing the demon horde Eve, trapped inside the box during the Battle of Eden millennia ago, she will save the human realm and free Aaron from an eternity in torment.
All it will cost is her blood.
And the verdict is...
It has been a long time since I read the first book, Pretty Dark Nothing, and I admit that I forgot a lot of the finer details. But I remembered enough to know that I truly enjoyed it, and I was hoping that enjoyment would last through book 2. And it did! Whew!
Quinn, as a character, has grown in leaps and bounds. She is determined to save Aaron, who is believed to be dead, from the Underworld. She is fierce in this book, more so than the first. She is strong, and capable. Maybe a little bit reckless, but it is understandable. She doesn't care what anyone says, thinks about her, or does. Her goal is to save Aaron, and she will stop at nothing, or for no one. Aaron is another great character, and I really enjoyed his POV. He is MORE than he was in the first book, and it was interesting watching him grow as a character. As far as characters go, from the MC's to the secondaries, Heather Reid knows how to make personalities distinct. She knows how to give us characters that we can root for, and care about, and that is one of the best things about this series, by far.
Pretty Dark Sacrifice is fast-paced, and intense, and there were certain parts of the story that had me so wrapped up and engrossed, the world around me faded. There were some slow spots, and certain things that weren't perfect, but honestly? I just didn't care! All in all, I truly enjoyed this book. I am enjoying this series! The author definitely knows how to write a great book, and I look forward to more from her in the (near!) future! Especially after another KILLER CLIFFHANGER!!!
Thanks to Month9Books for letting me read an ARC of this book!
About Book One....
It’s been twenty three days since Quinn has slept for more than minutes at a time. Demons have invaded her dreams, stalking her, and whispering of her death. The lack of sleep and crippling fear are ruining her life. Energy drinks and caffeine pills don’t make a dent. When Quinn dozes off in the school hallway, Aaron, an amnesiac with a psychic ability, accidentally enters her nightmare. The demons are determined to keep them apart, and Aaron from discovering the secret locked away in his memory. Together, they could banish the darkness back to the underworld for good. That is, unless the demons kill them first.