Four Star Review: Black Abaddon (The Vulcan Legacies Book 2) by Sasha Hibbs
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Released: Feburary 22, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy Print Length: 215 pages
BUY IT NOW Synopsis: Ally Watson struggles to live with the choices she made, the worst of which resulted in her soul mate's death. Michael’s sacrifice to save the girl he loved may have reversed the Apocalypse, but not the permanent damage inflicted by living with his loss. Ally begins a journey where she soon discovers that death is not always the end, but sometimes the very beginning. With old friends, she journeys to the Nosferatu Nation where she meets with new alliances willing to help her in her quest to defeat the Devourer. At every turn, Ally unearths secrets that threaten to destroy those she loves. The second installment of The Vulcan Legacies series will put Ally to the ultimate test, forcing her to face her fears and the true destiny she will fulfill as Azrael, the Seraph of Death.
Review by Sara:
We pick up in Black Abaddon right where Black Amaranth left off. Ally chose wrong and because of that Michael is dead and the Devourer has been unleashed on earth. However, the Devourer can't reign down full Armageddon without Seraph of Death, Ally.
Her soul mate is dead, the weight of the world is literally on her shoulders and she doesn't know where to begin. This book was a very emotional journey for Ally. Ally is in mourning throughout Black Abaddon and ready to give up even though she may still be able to save the world. Just like in Black Amaranth there is no clear direction in what she is supposed to do to stop the pending Armageddon. She is in a very bleak and dark place full of self-loathing and pity but takes comfort in a very unlikely source.
The ending was a unbelievable twist! WOW, did not see that coming at all. I'm will be reading Black Atonement ASAP.
The only reason this book didn't get a 5 is the dialog was bothering me. There were pages of conversations with just Ally and one other person. I found it unnecessary for he said, she said, to be constantly put at the end of each sentence. It really disrupted the flow of the story for me.