Wednesday, December 20, 2017

#ARC Review || Heart of Ash by Kim Liggett

Heart of Ash by Kim Liggett 

   book 2
February 20, 2018
ARC won in giveaway
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Ash may have escaped the immortal-worshipping cult that killed her mother, but the love of her life is still under its thrall. 

Dane has been possessed by his diabolical ancestor Coronado, a man who's fabulously wealthy, dripping with fame, and the leader of Europe's most dangerous immortal network.

Dane begs Ash to join him at Coronado's castle in Spain, and swears that his blood bond with Ash is stronger than Coronado's hold over him. Ash is desperate to help Dane vanquish Coronado without having to sacrifice herself to the darkness.

But when you're all in, blood and salt, the only way to hold on to the light might just be by setting everything on fire.

To give you a sense of the level of twisted I like in my brutally delicious horror novels, let me just disclose that one of my favorite TV shows of all time is Penny Dreadful.

Gruesome, gory, more than a touch of the biblical, and no happy ending. At least not in the traditional sense. I love things that unravel in unusual ways. I don’t want to be able to guess what happens next- though it comes with the territory when the number of books I’ve read is more than one thousand.

Ash and Dane’s story begins in Blood and Salt all the way back in 2015. Their beginning is arguably one of my favorite books of all time. The ending drops, their love is all-consuming in a dangerous kind of way. I love that this theme of toxic romance continues into Heart of Ash. Not in the usual kind of way. These people aren’t the thing that is destroying the other in the relationship. It’s more like…two sides of a coin? Paradoxical delusions?

Either way, while I can’t say too much about this book since it is the second in the series, I’ll leave you with this: while Blood and Salt was my favorite out of the duology, Heart of Ash was a lovely continuation of a series that captured my heart.

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