4.7 stars* Holy stinking armpits* a cliffhanger ending. Just leave me hanging there for how many months ? ARGUH !
It all started with, one naked ex, a charred handprint and a wisp of something more. Karou, is trying to go about her life after breaking up with the wrong guy. Sadly, he's still hanging around. He doesn't draw her attention anymore, there a new face that does. He is beautiful, she meets his eyes across a group of people and finds there is something there. She goes on her quest for Brimstone to collect more teeth unknowing that everything in her life is about to change.
Akiva, has come to bring down vengeance on the chimaera and to end a war. He has lost the love of his life to this war along with his hope. One day while in the human world he saw a girl with blue hair. When he looked into her eyes he saw something, something connecting. He follows her, he must know who she is a what she is. He is shocked to learn of her connection to an enemy. he is even more shocked when he finds out what his enemy has done to protect a fragile hope for the future.
Their paths cross, intermingling through a shared feeling. Slowly the truth starts to unfold. It is a wonderful dream come true, except it's not. Things have been done which will undo any of the fragile happiness found. Death, distraction, heartbreak and the pain war are never far away.
I loved this magical tale. I was in tears of joy and tears of dark heartbreak for them and the other creatures. it is a great example of the ugliness and the depth of destruction war brings. It's twisted, romantic, dark, beautiful and terrible all in one.
So I'm waiting...trapped needing more, the next book
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