After surviving a round-trip to hell, Piper figures she can survive anything. After all, she just lived through the devastating loss of her Consul apprenticeship and a torturous stint at boarding school. How much worse could it get?
Well, she wasn’t expecting a group of crazy radicals to burn her home to the ground and take her prisoner.
The Gaians, a.k.a. the crazy radicals, plan to rid Earth of daemons and they need Piper’s help. In exchange for her cooperation, they promise her the answer to all her problems: magic. With her own magic, she could reclaim her apprenticeship, the only future she’s ever wanted. But her magic comes at price — it could kill her.
With the life she’s always known crumbling around her and her future slipping from her grasp, she needs Ash’s help one more time. But the greatest danger of all lies within her, and no matter what she does, she may lose everything — including him.
YIELD THE NIGHT is the third book in the Steel & Stone series.
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I can’t help but look back to the first book of this series, Chase the Dark, it is still, by far, my most favourite amongst all three . Although, the second book, Bind the Soul, was also quite outstanding! Both has certainly set the bar high, for me anyways. 😉 So, I come reading this sequel with high expectations. And, l must say, I was definitely entertained though left a bit confused.
The story picks up two months later… We learned that Piper did indeed attend the boarding school… And, let’s just say, the school couldn’t send Piper home fast enough. And home for Piper is, of course, the Consulate.
A day before her 18th birthday, Piper couldn’t be more excited to go home, with hopes that her father and uncle would have a welcome home/birthday surprise party waiting for her. 😀 Instead, she found, not only was her uncle and father not there to welcome her, but not long after she barely just settled in, a group of crazy radicals started burning her home to the ground… And, once again, she found herself abducted!
It was easy to figure out that the Gaians are the crazy radicals… they also weren’t that convincing on what they are doing so far. And this is just the start of the many the left me baffled.
Anyway, I was really more excited in reading Piper, Lyre and Ash’s reunion. Besides, who else was going to save Piper again, right? So yeah and yay! Lyre came in funny and Ash came in strong and scary. 😉 Loved it!
I was disappointed with Piper’s reaction in seeing Ash daemon’s form… I really thought she was over that already. But, I get how that would play out on the later part of the story.
This sequel is more about Piper coming into her magic which also comes with a price, which was, that it could also kill her.
I loved how Ms. Annette Marie gave Piper a quite amusing, likeable and lively voice. Thus, giving her character such pleasant personality.
As for Ash, still my hero…. He is hot and all, but he hardly said much here though…. 😦
Lyre was his usual adorable, funny, flirty self… Never fails to make me laugh.
It is action packed, fast paced, with great world building, and lots of humour. And, like the previous book before this, there is this huge, edge of your seat, climatic fight scene which was intense and just awesome, written with stunning details.
As for the romance? Well, there were sweet, hot kisses shared here and there that will leave you wanting more. (I was really hoping, by this time, they would graduate from that and have something more than those chased kisses.)
The story ended leaving so many questions and issues unresolved. In fact, it does feel like they kept on piling up. (To mention one would lead to spoilers, so I’ll just leave it at that.)
A huge Thank You to Ms. Annette Marie for the advance copy in exchange of an honest review. ❤