WHY I READ IT
I adore Tijan’s writing style. When I read her books it feels like she’s always one step ahead of me no matter how hard I try. Her books have so much depth and are filled with twists and turns. Then at the end there is this “ah ha” moment where everything falls into place and you’re like “oh I get it now.”
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
You know that group of people in school that everyone fears? Popular. Beautiful. The in-crowd?
That was my family. Kind of.
We were above that group. We held court over everyone else. We were the best looking. We were the mysterious and elusive ones. Most of the girls wanted to (and did) date the guys, but they didn’t want to be one of us. They couldn’t be. They were our prey.
We were the feared.
But like every family, nothing is as it seems. That was my truth.
Kellan was in his own league. He was our leader and he was the one no one messed with. No one dared. He was ruthless, powerful, and no one could match him…
Except for me.
I was about to find out just how different I was from my family.
I love paranormal romance and have really enjoyed Tijan’s other pnr series so I knew I would pick up this one. I was hoping for something fast paced, full of secrets, and a story that I wouldn’t have figured out within the first few chapters. As ususal Tijan delivered. Evil was full of twist and turns, surprises, mystery, and kept me on my toes from start to finish.
Kellen and Shay had a very strange relationship. They were siblings (or so she thought) but acted more like best friends. Then things change and a whole other nuance is added to their relationship. The transition was a bit rough but, since their relationship didn’t really come off as brother sister to begin with it worked for me.
Kellen was your typical ruler of the school cool guy. Dark and mysterious with an air of danger. Crowds parted when he walked by. Girls giggled and started. Boys longed to be him. He was kind of an ass but, it worked for him. He was strong, smart, and full of love (though he refused to own it). His power was vast and his control over it was impressive.
Shay was a bit of a disappointment for me. She was built up to be this immensely powerful being yet she never really came into it or owned it. When the time came to fight she would do little things here and there but, nothing that made me sit back and go “oh shit that girl’s got it.” I would have loved to see a stronger version of her were she was more Kellan’s equal than the lost little girls she came off as.
As with all Tijan books I could not put this one down. She pulled me in with her amazing writing skills and wouldn’t let me go. I just wished there had been more to the story.