It’s been a year and a half and Missy, now close to seventeen years old finds herself returning to the human realm she left behind in hot pursuit of Anukhan, the thief that stole her blue light and almost left her dead. Sensing it when he uses her abilities, she along with Charlie, and Saal race to find this ruthless killer of men and monsters. But they realize almost too late that there is a physical connection between Missy and Anukhan and now stopping him with deadly force will prove fatal for Missy as well.
Undeterred, Missy prepares herself for a difficult fight, one that could cost more lives than she’s willing to sacrifice. Unlike her quests in the monster realm, another silent killer returns. One she’s fought against her entire life and this time, it could win.
See my review of Finding Monsters here.
The wait for this book, was brutal. I must of checked the authors site and GR every two weeks for awhile. Lol.
Needless to say, when I got the book, I dropped everything and read it in a day.
I knew this was going to be a good read, but wow, I honestly did not expect it to bring up as many emotions as it did.
Anukhan is REALLY, easy to hate in this book, (Like foaming at the mouth kind of hate)
It made for some tense action which made it very hard to put the book down.
It was really great to see Missy, Charlie and Saal back together though. Once again it felt like visiting close friends. I really enjoyed the changes between the three of them between books one and two.
Saal really steps up in book two, which I was thrilled about because I love the complexity of his character and what he brings to the series.
The Guardians of Esurack series is a world so rich it is easy to get lost in. I am repeatedly blown away but the authors descriptions. Flawlessly, transporting me into her world and leaving me longing for my next visit.
I think, story aside, the one thing that really impressed me about the second book, was the authors ability to put little moments into the second book that tied the books together.
I was worried about how things would change once out of the human world. so I was glad to see one of the ending scenes of Becoming Monsters. (avoiding spoilers, phew..)
Readers who like YA Fiction, with a fantasy element will love this. As will anyone who has a thing for Egypt or mythology.
My only suggestion, clear your schedule that day so you can keep reading!
I am most definitely hoping for more, of this series.