I would give this, the last book in the Atancia Duology, 4.5 stars! For me this second book grew immensely from the first. Don't get me wrong, I liked Atancia. But For Atancia reached the next level for me. The story thoroughly captivated me, making it impossible to put it down. And here's why:
- All the good things from Atancia were still good. I still really like Atty, our main character, as she continues to be very relatable, intelligent and kind. The mistakes she makes are, for the most part, understandable and congruent with the plot. But it was Matt I really fell in love with in this book. I already liked him in the first book, but reading from his POV (there are alternating POVs in this book, between him and Atancia) got me hooked. Ok, so what if he is desperately in love with her and can't stop gushing about it? I liked all the romance and the butterflies it brought me.
- The other characters, for the most part, are also well thought and well developed. I loved the new characters, such as Ritter and Helia. They were complex and added beautifully to the story.
- The premiss is still very interesting, and it was very well elaborated in this finale. There were beautiful depictions of places all around the world, and I thought all the traveling provided great pace and interest to the story. There was mystery, drama and fun, all thoughout the book. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!
- If Atancia, the fist book, didn't quite engross me, this one absolutely did! All the romance and mystery captured me and made this book delicious to read.
So, I would absolutely recommend this duology to anyone who likes urban fantasies, and is looking for a light romance with a little twist and great mystery.