Devastated by the loss of his mother, Chase is trying to balance the life he’s been left with, a family he’s still getting to know, and power he never thought he’d have. He doesn’t understand why the Goddess has named him the Protector and granted him two gifts: the Mark, a tattoo that now covers his back, and the ring. But between getting interrogated by the Circle and psychic attacks from Riley, the Mark is the least of his concern. There’s a demon inside Rayna that’s fighting to be released, and it’s not her inner witch. It’s something else–a monster threatening to tear her apart.
As Chase struggles to control his magic, his enemies are closing in. Everyone has staked a claim on his ring, and destroying it may be his only chance to stop Riley. But Chase must decide if stopping him is worth risking the lives of everyone he cares about, or if protecting the ring will be enough to save his world?
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I have to say the awesome of this book starts with the cover!! I know they say never judge a book by its cover but when it is as eye catching and awesome as this who could resist?! I know I have said awesome a lot already but really it is awesome and until I find a better word be prepared to hear it a lot more throughout this review!!
Matt is an amazingly talented writer!! I would not recommend picking up either of his books unless you plan on doing nothing else because you will NOT want to put it down!! You are propelled into the world he has created and don't want to leave even after the book is done. There is no circles or parts that you think "okay I am ready to move on" because you just keep moving!! I am trying to do this spoiler free so bare with me!!
Captivating Main Characters
Chase- If you like tall, handsome and ripped demon hunter well Chase is your man! Well that's how I see him. I this book he has a lot going on. He has lost a lot and gained a little. Yes he has the ring that Serephinan gave him and his elements but what good are they without control? I feel for him going from nothing to what seemed like everything and then back to losing the most important thing you ever had! However Chase has grown so much and not just his strength and elements. All around as a male he has become so much more than just a demon hunter. Despite the odds he continues to throw himself at the enemy head on no matter what the odds!!
Rayna- My gosh she is one of the most amazing chicks out there!!! You wanna hear it as it is ask her she will tell you. Despite that in this book she is in a fight with her inner beast. It wants out and she is determined to keep it in. This worries everyone but her. Without her this book would become so unbalanced in my opinion. She is a balance/counter part for so many things in this book!
Although Chase and Rayna are the most important I wouldn't feel complete without mentioning my crush Willy. I know laugh it up but I think he is geeky and cute! Also he is totally coming into his own in this book and has almost done a 360. He has started to believe in himself a little more and stands up for what he believes is right. Even if it does scare the crap outta him!!
Tiki is also someone worth talking about. You don't see much of him in the book but seems to have a genuine dedication to Chase's cause and adds some fun and diversity!
Marcus... I have so many mixed feelings for him. I don't doubt him being a good guy but so much about him rubs me the wrong way! On the other hand without him there would be a gap in the group.
The story itself is amazing and wonderful. Matt creates worlds and when you read them they completely come to life!! Ever page, every word brings the people and the places to life and you are totally there with them. Most epic moments in the book is when Chase is using his out of control elements(aka battle scenes lol). You also have to keep in mind I say most not all. Right near the end of the book there is an epic, very anticipated favorite part of mine!!
In an overall rating of this book it was okay I guess... Just kidding it will have you
wanting NEEDING more!! It is very strongly and well written! Start with your cover love and stay for the story because there is not one thing about this book I did not enjoy!! It is so full of AWESOME you will not want to stop reading even when you are done!!!