Author: Megan Chance
Release Date: January 20th, 2015
Format: ARC E-book via netgalley
Rating: 4 stars
In Victorian New York, seventeen-year-old Grace Knox is tangled in the web of an ancient prophecy.
The Fianna, legendary Irish warriors, have been magically called from their undying sleep to aid Ireland in its rebellion against Britain. But the Fianna have awakened in New York alongside their bitter enemies, the Fomori. A prophecy demands that a Druid priestess—a veleda—must choose between these two sides. Grace is this veleda.
But being the veleda means she must sacrifice her power—and her life—to her choice. On one side are her fiancé, Patrick Devlin, and the Fomori. On the other are the Fianna—and the warrior Diarmid Ua Duibhne, with whom Grace shares an undeniable connection. Patrick has promised to find a way to save her life. In three months, at the ancient ritual, Diarmid must wield the knife that kills her.
Grace doesn’t know whom to trust. As dark forces converge on the city, she struggles to discover the truth about her power. Can she change her own destiny? Can she escape the shadows of the past and reach for a future she could never have imagined?
Why! Why did you have to end that way!?! Now I have to wait and wait and wait forever to find out what happens. Why!!! *sobs* …………………………..
So now that I am done crying over the ending I can actually say I really enjoyed this book. I love books about prophecies and fairies and this one was really good. Grace knows the prophecy and according to it she will die in just a few short months. Of course this book brought up that question we have all pondered on from time to time of, If you knew when you would die what would you do with your remaining time? Would you try to find a way where dieing wasn’t necessary so you could live beyond said date? Or would you enjoy the time to have left and cherish these last moments? Grace tries to find a way around dieing, holding out hope that there is another answer. I like Grace, she was confident and smart. At first I thought Patrick was a jerk but through the story he opens his eyes to what may really be and shows he loves Grace through his actions. Diarmid is strong, hot, torn. I like Diarmid better then Patrick and so I am rooting for Diarmid. Even though I won’t know until the next book. And that is my only complaint. The Ending. Seriously! I only am not pleased with the ending because I have to wait but I also see from the authors point of view that if she leaves us hanging we will then buy her next book and buy her next book I will. In fact I plan on buying this one as well. It was sooooo good. I couldn’t put this book down and when I finally put it down to sleep the first thing I thought about when waking was I needed to hurry and get everything I needed to get done done so that I could get back to this book. I will be recommending this book to ALL of my friends. So if you follow my blog do yourself a favor and get this book. It is awesome!