Being connected to Daemon Black sucks… Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. Something worse than the Arum has come to town… The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard. But then everything changes… I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me? No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…
This novel is one of those that you just can't put down because it just keeps getting better and you want to know what will happen next. As the second book in the series, it definitely improved story-wise. I feel like Katy grew up a lot since the last book, despite the fact that her emotions were all over the place. Sometimes I found myself getting annoyed because Katy is so amazingly gullible and tends to make bad decisions. However, Katy has to deal with way more developments this time around so you see a lot of changes in her as she handles it. Katy and Daemon still haven't gotten it together and their relationship is both entertaining and hot! New characters are introduced that have major impacts on the story and the original character's lives. There are a lot of new things that you discover about the Luxen and their mysterious powers and plenty of twists that keep everything fresh and amazing. The last few chapters of the book were the best action-wise and with new revelations that leaves you excited and hungry for more. I'm definitely excited to read the next novel especially with where this one left off. I recommend you read this only after reading the first in the series, Obsidian.