|In the year since her life was torn apart, Kit Colbana has slowly rebuilt herself. There’s a promise of hope in the relationship with the alpha of the local shapeshifters and she no longer comes screaming into wakefulness. Life’s not perfect but then again, when was it ever? |
When her best friend Justin comes to her for help, there’s little question as to what her answer will be. Witches are disappearing and Justin won’t rest until he has answers. Soon, they learn that it’s not just witches who’ve gone missing, but vampires and shifters, too.
Unlikely alliances are forged as Kit and Justin found themselves drawn into a twisted web of lies and betrayal. As the clock counts down and the culprit behind recent disappearances is revealed, those Kit loves the most become the target of somebody who will kill to protect an ugly secret.
Kit’s come a long way from the broken woman we saw now nearly a year after her attack. It’s been a slow road to recovery and while she’ll never be the same Kit, she’s getting pieces of herself back and that includes rebuilding her relationship with Damon, the alpha of the shapeshifter clan. She’s ready to be with him again, but he’s still cautious and, just one of the many reasons I enjoy Kit, she takes matters into her own hands. Maybe my favorite part of Edged Blade was seeing Kit and Damon reconnect completely and Kit being able to reclaim that part of her life again.
Kit’s best friend Justin needs her help and he provides the suspense storyline to Edged Blade, along with plenty of action. Non-humans (NH) of all kinds are going missing and the clues are pointing to some higher ups in the NH world and it shakes up the local groups when the truth comes out. I actually didn’t find this storyline, the NH’s going missing, to be all that captivating. It’s really just a setup for a longer, more drawn out storyline that will continue beyond this book. We get a fun, big reveal at the end of Edged Blade about a certain someone and J.C. Daniels has a way of leaving us always wanting more.
While the missing NH storyline wasn’t my favorite, I loved the personal and emotional progress Kit makes here. She’s facing her fears and for the first time really since her attack and capture at the hands of a demented vampire, she puts herself in the presence of other vampires. She even finds a tentative friendship of sorts with another vampire, one who knows all too well what she’s feeling as he too went through something similar. Kit always deals quite a bit with Justin, not only with this case but with his feelings for her that never went away. To Kit, he’s her best friend, but to Justin, Kit means so much more so not only is Kit dealing with her own emotions to everything going on around her, but she has to contend with Justin’s feelings as well. What I loved about all of this is she makes her feelings very clear. There’s no (frustrating) love triangle in the making, thank God! As I mentioned at the start, one of the aspects about this series that I really like and connect to is the relationship between Damon and Kit and it’s full steam ahead between these two now.
Edged Blade introduces us to a new suspense/big bad that has the potential to get really, really interesting in future books. The ending here leaves a lot more questions rather than giving us answers and I’m already anxious to get the next adventure for Kit and Company.
Release Date: February 3, 2015
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