The world is ash, destroyed, and now controlled by Strangers. Survivors live in constant peril. But in the heart of Envy, resistance grows . . .
Somehow Bruno "Fence" Washington survived the apocalypse—emerging from a Sedona cave into a strange and terrible new world . . . fifty years later. Now, scouring the ruined earth for answers about the malevolent Strangers, the former extreme sportsman encounters an Amazonian beauty who calls to his every desire, but whose secret could mean his end.
Ana grew up in the ocean, diving far beneath the waves to the remnants of a world she never knew. Try as she might she can't resist the man who tempts her in ways she never knew possible . . . whose touch elicits truths she swore never to reveal. But the passion between them won't be denied even though it means facing a new evil rising up from the roiling waters to blanket the world in unending night.
I am positive this just became my favorite book of the series. I loved Fence. His personality is great. I loved the constant jokes and comments he made in (and out) his head. The fact that Ana got his humor and he made her laugh as often as he did just adds to the many reason they are a great couple. Ana is a very enjoyable heroine to read. She brings a very unique ability to the series. She also sheds some more light on the mysterious crystals that the Cult of Atlantis/Stranger/Elite is adorned with.
The new danger to Envy is definitely attention grabbing. Bounty hunters are after Quent because of what he took from his father. The Elite have been informing the Atlanteans that the residents of Envy are stronger than they appear and need to be stopped before they rise up. Ana is in tune with the ocean enough that she knows something is wrong deep in its depths, and then something strange washes up on the shore of Envy.
I was glad to read pieces where past couples were involved. Zoe and Quent had larger roles than some of the other past couples. I was never a Zoe fan. She has been my least favorite heroine of the series. The fact the she got as much page time as she did annoyed me. I’m still very curious about Wyatt and when he will get his book. I think Joss may have set that up some at the end of Night Forbidden. I’ll keep my fingers crossed on that wish.
This is an easy series for me to love. I love paranormal romance. The paranormal element is also different from most. The majority of the characters were born human and the Change has changed them. The readers are still learning new things about the force behind the Change. I love reading worlds that have been affected by an apocalypse. The Envy Chronicles puts both of these elements into one book.