About the Book
A realm of monsters. A world of lies. She belongs to both.
My name is Emberly, and everything I’ve ever been told is a lie.
Monsters don’t exist. Wrong.
The nightmarish spectrum world is just my imagination. Wrong.
In a few months, I’ll finally be free. Wrong.
It takes being dragged to a secret training academy in the mountains to unravel the truth. My captors–an elite race of angel-born warriors called Nephilim.
The deadliest of them all is an arrogant shape shifter, Steel. He’s gorgeous, lethal, hot-headed . . . and convinced I’ll be the death of them all.
Maybe he’s right. As soon as I show up, the monsters that have haunted me my entire life breach the academy walls. My only hope of saving my new friends is learning how to control my powers, but when a stunning betrayal hurts someone I care about, I have an impossible choice.
Stay and fight for a place to belong . . . or decide once and for all that I’m better off alone.
Enter the spectrum world, a realm in-between worlds where shadow beasts draw blood, reality is a maze of twisted lights and sounds, and life goals are whittled down to just one: survive.
Fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout and Cassandra Clare will love this Crescent City meets Crave mash up!
So I’m writing this review SUPER sleep deprived because I just HAD to finish this book last night! Well, this morning! To say I was excited for this book is a bit of an understatement. I mean it was compared to two of my favorite authors, Cassandra Clare and Jennifer L. Armentrout! And, as you can see I obviously loved it since I chose to lose sleep because I couldn’t put it down.
So what I loved about this book was just how unique it was! We have some creatures that we’re used to seeing but it is a brand new world! The spectrum realm is just so unique and I loved learning more about it along with Emberly. I also cannot wait to see how else it expands in the second book as we continue to learn more and more. Then there are the characters in this book, or maybe I just want to talk about our resident love-hate relationship between Steel and Emberly. PHEW! There was a LOT of steam between the two and I just adored the feistiness as they bantered back and forth.
So, the one bad thing about this book is that I have to wait for the second one. Things went WILD at the end and I was just reading faster and faster all the while dreading that I was running out of pages. So yeah, I’m not ready to be done with these characters and I’m especially excited because we’re just on the cusp of having so many questions answered! So here I’ll be, twiddling my thumbs while I wait for book two.
Out of Context Quotes
So, as I was reading I kept highlighting (it’s a bad obsession) quotes. And after a while I realized that a LOT of these would be quite comical out of context, so I’m going to share my favorite ones with you:
Let me go, you overgrown turkey!Julie Hall
Seriously, close your mouth, you look like a trout.Julie Hall
If you don’t let me go I’m going to hunt you down and make sure you’re the centerpiece of my Thanksgiving meal!Julie Hall
You want me to put what in where?Julie Hall
I’m pretty sure Steel was walking funny for a full week after our fight. I look back on that week with fondness.Julie Hall
A gargled cough comes from my left and I turn in time to watch mild dribble out of Greyson’s nose.Julie Hall
Personally, I think it’s that sparkly vampire dude’s fault. That relationship was messed up.Julie Hall
Shhhhh. Bring it down a notch, Cow Boy.Julie Hall
Stop trying to regale her with your Twilight epiphanies. Nobody wants to hear them.Julie Hall
Not only is he holding a feather, but he has some sort of magic orb or light ball wrapped in his coat.Julie Hall
R.I.P. pink angora sweater. You were cute, and kept my books hidden from the Forsaken and most of Seraph Academy. Thank you for your service.Julie Hall
Dude, there was this sparkly glitter bomb that flew through the air, peeing out sparkles or something. It was trippy.Julie Hall
Wait, if you don’t have any . . . bits . . . then how do you go to the bathroom?Julie Hall
Can you let go of my hair and my . . . Tinkle please.Julie Hall
About the Author
Julie Hall is a USA Today bestselling, 11x award-winning author.
She writes YA paranormal / fantasy novels, loves doodles, and drinks Red Bull, but not necessarily in that order. Julie’s daughter says that her super power is sleeping all day and writing all night… and well, she wouldn’t be wrong.
Julie currently lives in Colorado with her four favorite people – her husband, daughter, and two fur babies.
*I received a digital arc in exchange for an honest review*