The Great Extinction, the prophesied war between the humans and the Supernaturals, has begun.Born a Supernatural, Juliet Sawyer has the ability to save the world from disaster. But after barely escaping the underground, power-sucking prison known as the Void, she finds herself on the brink of death and in the middle of a vengeful war. To survive, she’ll have to make a deal with her human captors. But the stakes are raised when she learns the government is holding her sister hostage. To rescue her, Juliet must become a weapon for humanity, fighting against her own kind—including Riley West, the boy she fell deeply in love with—and by whom she was abandoned.
Forced to desert Juliet, Riley is on a mission to capture the human’s president and bring her to the Supernatural’s king. But if he fails, there will be no stopping the Night of Grief, which will unleash horrors capable of destroying humans and Supernaturals alike. With battle lines drawn, amid a flurry of secrets and betrayals, can Juliet and Riley rescue their love as well as all life on Earth? Or will someone get caught in the crossfire?
Author: Sonya Weiss
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Stealing the Bachelor
Series: The Tazavorn #2
Published by Lyrical Press Source: Author
Published: June 21, 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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It is with a heavy heart I am throwing Reckoning into my DNF pile. As I received this book for review before a cover was published, I really was relying solely on the blurb to sell me this book. And sold I was. The Great Extinction, prophesied war, Supernaturals. Yes, there were quite a few elements that lured me in. I really expected to settle in to a epic read.
Unfortunately, what I did not know, nor was it listed anywhere that this is part of a series. Sometimes jumping into a series can work out fine. In this case, no. I’m going to take a wild guess and assume Reckoning actually starts where the previous book ended off at because the story immediately began with Juliet, Riley and Stone being in the Void. I don’t know how they got there, what it is, or why they were put there. Better yet, who Juliet, Riley and Stone are. There’s very little back story to tell me what is going on. Things do not get any less confusing from there. I checked out the author’s page to find out indeed this is a series. I pushed through all my lack of knowledge of the who/what/whys and made it to about 60%. If I managed to just focus on what was currently going on it was good, but with no understanding of humans, Guards, Supernaturals and everything else, I’m just spinning my wheels in a world of lost confusion.
Is it my fault I’m not finishing the book? Possibly. I think if I had known this was a series I could have been a bit more prepared, maybe read the blurb to the previous book or at least had chosen whether or not to jump in with both feet blindly. At this point, I have no desire to go back and start from the beginning. I highly recommend to anyone who plans to read this book to make sure to start with the previous title, Revenge. Without it, you may be as lost as I was.