by Holly Evans
“Not only is it a blood moon, but there’s a rare celestial alignment that means the veils between the worlds are much more fragile than usual. That allows chaos to reign over the city for one night. Shades play pranks on tourists, redcaps take advantage and run wild, and two sinfully sexy hellhounds slip through.
The redcaps are easily wrangled, the shades are mildly amusing, but the hellhounds are another thing entirely. They evade capture and remain in the city once the moon sets. Two hounds, with two entirely different agendas. One wants freedom. The other wants to bring about Hell on Earth. And he has help.”
What I thought:
Evans was so kind as to treat me to an ARC of the second book, and first full novel, in her Infernal Hunt series.
Infernal Bonds was a great continuation to the prequel novella. It was just as fast-paced, just as action-filled, and once again the MC Evie kicks butt! What more can you ask for? (Did I mention this series is set in beautiful Prague?)
Evans threw in a fantastic twist to Evie’s life early on. Evie made it very clear in the prequel that she doesn’t like supernals, without exceptions, so it was great when she wasn’t given a choice but to interact with one from the beginning of the book. Talk about being dragged out of your comfort zone! Naturally, Evie has some adjustment issues – but I’ll stop right there because I don’t want to spoil anything 🙂
After the prequel novella I hoped to see more of her brother, Quin, and while he did feature a lot more I’d hoped for some chapters from his POV. I’m used to reading books with multiple view points and would have liked to see some with Quin; having said that, this in no way spoiled the book for me! Honestly, I’m not sure if I wanted his POV or if I wanted to know what went on whenever he was left alone with Kadrix. May I wish for a standalone novel? Pretty please? ^-^
I really enjoyed how Evie’s relationship with Lysander developed, and am looking forward to more development in the next book in this series. Again, I don’t want to spoil anything but I like where things are headed 😉
Overall this was a very fast-paced, action-packed novel which didn’t take me long to read and which had some great character development. I definitely recommend it if urban fantasy is your thing!
Have you read Infernal Bonds, or the prequel Infernal Ties? Get some cookies, drop me a comment and let’s get this book club going!
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