Series: Black Blade #2
Published by Kensington on October 27, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Format: Kindle eBook
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Something Wicked This Way Comes . . .
As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight--or the danger.
Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents," it looks like someone will do anything to win--no matter who they hurt.
As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else...
The second in the Black Blade trilogy finds Lila entering in a competitive competition for the Sinclairs. Review time!
While not as enjoyable as the first book in the series, it did build up the mythology surrounding the narrative. I love Lila as well as most of the secondary characters, but I’m having trouble connecting to Devon Sinclair. He’s not a very charismatic character, nor does he really add anything intriguing to the story. I don’t necessarily mind the romance between Lila and Devon, but I do wish he was a more interesting character.
The plot was amazing. I really loved the serial killer mystery, although I did predict the person responsible fairly early on in the story. The narrative also did a great job moving the overall plot forward, and I’m excited to see where it goes.
tl;dr Great characters involved in an intriguing mystery, although the romance is a bit lacking due to an uninteresting male lead.