Midnight Lies (Shifter Island #2) by Leia Stone and Raye Wagner
Nai thought nothing could be worse than Alpha Academy’s midyear games…
The first few months of school weren’t exactly easy: fated-mate from the rival clan, selkie attacks, and that minor, aka huge, plot to kill her.
But things seem to be going from bad to worse.
After watching a loved one’s horrific death at the hands of the alpha king, Nai decides another visit to Dark Row is in order. After all, a witch there knows the Keeper of Souls, and Nai wants her friend back.
But the trip to the Realm of the Dead doesn’t go quite as planned. Nai discovers a family member has been keeping secrets—BIG secrets. Scratch that. Make that TWO family members—and LOTS of secrets.
When Nai’s negotiation skills land her and Rage in a contract that is near impossible to meet, the consequences of success and failure are equally dire.
Ah, hello, trouble!
She’s determined to bring her friend back from the dead and still keep her mate, or die trying.
One thing’s for certain, nothing on Shifter Island will ever be the same.
I really enjoyed the first book in this series, and while this book was good, I don’t think it lived up to the expectations of the first book. Also, this book was long for a YA fantasy novel and as I was reading I kept thinking that this book was going to wrap up the series as a duology rather than a trilogy. Spoiler, it didn’t. Yes, there is still more plot to contend with for the 3rd book, but just based on how this one was going, I was sort of surprised because it seemed like everything was going to work out, but it didn’t.
Nai, half High Mage half wolf shifter, and her fated mate and protectors are trying to bring Honor back to life after he was killed protecting Nai from the king. As you can imagine, it is not an easy feat and there are lots of things that happen between the beginning of that plot line and the end. I think that’s where I began to think that this book was going to wrap up because SO MUCH happened in the book, I think it almost would have been better split or some of it to be left out? I’m not sure.
However, I am a sucker for a fantasy series and this book was a fun, enjoyable read. Writing style was good except for the fact that Nai likes to recite/ make up random statistics for situations that frankly got a bit annoying and were distracting. I also wish we could have seen more of the other brother characters, Justice and Noble. Hopefully the third book will have more of the whole group. Also, I am extremely annoyed with Nai on how she behaved at the ending of this book.
I will continue to read the series and I am interested to see how everything is wrapped up. This book is available on Kindle Unlimited. Thanks for reading!