When she finds an injured stranger in the street, he just might be the key she needs to succeed. What Mackenzie doesn't know is that this stranger isn't the helpless boy he appears to be. He's one of the monsters. And he's got plans of his own.
Thrown into a dying city in another realm, Mackenzie is powerless to get back. With the gateway closing, time is not on her side. But the stranger is, and if they can escape execution, this girl and her monster might be able to save both their worlds.
Mackenzie is a strong willed girl who has lost so much already, yet she is still willing to risk her life to save the life of an unknown stranger, from the very monsters she fears. That alone took great courage. I loved her strong will to stop at nothing to get her brother back safe and sound.
Hunter’s character was mysterious. He’s a monster, but there’s a different quality to him that I can’t quite put my finger on. It made we want to know him, to understand him. I wanted to learn about his world, and how it works. I enjoyed how his position in the realm ran much deeper than I had anticipated, which made his character all the more interesting.
My only problem with this novel was the slight confusion at the start as I tried to understand about the dying realms, but I soon got over that as I slowly began to understand as the novel went on. I quite enjoyed Melissa Wright’s work and cannot wait to start her other series the Descendant straightway.
***for an honest and unbiased review***
BOOK 1: King of Ash and Bone