Nether Soul by Bonnie Rae (Release Day Tour & Giveaway)
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for this review.
Nether World was the last place Ava Walker pictured spending the rest of her life, but after her mother’s murder, she had no choice. In order to save her little sister, Ava made a deal with the Devil, an unbreakable vow to live amongst the darkness and demons in a city of steel and fire. She’s lost everything. Her mother is gone, her sister and best friend are on the run, and Kaine, the fallen angel who stole her heart, was incinerated right before her eyes.
Life couldn’t get any worse.
But she underestimates Lucifer. He goes back on his word and asks Ava to do the unthinkable: commit herself to his service and be reborn as one of the very creatures she was destined to fight. If she refuses, those dearest to her heart will be sealed with a deadly fate. If she accepts, mankind doesn’t stand a chance.
War is coming, and Ava must make a choice: die or become Death.
I fully enjoyed Nether Soul, I think more than I enjoyed Nether Bound. The stakes multiply like rabbits in this book.
We pick up right where we left off in Nether Bound – Ava has just bartered herself away to Lucifer for a chance to save her little sister, Christa.
But she had no idea what the consequences of that deal are going to be.
I found every step in Ava’s heart-breaking journey into darkness utterly believable – and I almost cried at points.
Then, suddenly, Bonnie slaps us around with a good dose of HOPE before dashing it to pieces on the final page when we see just how much Ava has really changed.
There were a few minor typos (maybe 5, tops) that made themselves known, but they were few and far between, and not enough to detract from the story. (EDIT 11/2/12 – Bonnie has fixed these errors in the book :D)
I can’t wait for book 3, because it certainly promises to be a bucketful of dark angst, which (for some reason) I absolutely adore.
Have you read Nether Bound or Nether Soul? What did you think? Also, isn’t the cover art FANTASTIC?