on August 1st 2017
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Dr. Anna Roberts is still recovering from her injuries acquired in the first book of this series “When they come calling” when she goes to the hospital to assist in the care of Carrie’s relative. A strange illness is affecting community members. Are they truly ill? Is there a virus going around? Are they possessed? Is this the work of ghosts? Anna is trying to figure this all out all while experiencing visits from ancient ghosts/spirits from the Council. Can they be trusted? How does she keep those she loves safe? How can she stay safe?
I LOVED LOVED LOVED the first book in this series. I thought it was fun and interesting. This book I could not wait to get my hands on. I was so happy when I was approved BUT I found all of the stuff in the hospital to be a bit much. I wish this part could have been smaller. I loved the angst and the feeling of longing between Jed and Anna. I also loved how all of the characters interacted. How Ned and Anna are still close (they grew up together and were each other’s first love) and that Anna and Ned’s wife are friends. I love Anna’s friends and how they came to her aid and worked together to save the day. This book’s blurb talks about the council and I was hoping more questions about the council to be answered. I wanted to know more about Jed. About his other lives and history with the council. I wanted more of Anna questioning Jed and him proving himself. He is still a tough nut to crack. I wanted more insight into him and what makes him tick. What other abilities does he have? When will we see him use them? One thing I did like is his struggle with being from ancient times to now dealing with modern norms i.e. sex before marriage, etc.
I felt as if too much time was spent on the hospital scenes. Yes, I get that Anna is a doctor and she was there to help Carrie’s relative but it felt too drawn out for me. Was it a great set up for Anna to question if she is a healer or an executioner? Yes, it was and I know those scenes were necessary but again, I felt that they dragged on too long. I also wanted to see more of everyone working together. Yes, this is definitely Anna’s battle but as I mentioned I thought the Author did a great job of creating characters in the first book that were like-able and engaging. I loved seeing them interact and how they helped Anna in the battle. I would love to see more of them and their help in the next book. Of course they are in this book and played important roles. I just hope for more!
There is definitely going to be another book in this series. I will definitely be picking that book up. Although I wished this book could have been better, I still enjoyed it. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. I am hoping that this book will serve as the springboard for a much better book to come. I did really enjoy the last part of this book.
Thank you to Atthis Arts, LLC and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.