Source: From author for review
Something Wicked This Way Comes...
As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there's no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.
Even though he's my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what's supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious "accidents," it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.
As if I didn't have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone's going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing's for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else...My thoughts:
The first book started this series with a bang and this one follows. I think it is a great follow up to the first book and we get more insight into Lila's background as she finds out more about herself than she thought possible. This is also a good book for character growth and I can see Lila grow up and toward the woman we all know she will become. Of course there are some impossible things looming in the future so she needs all the maturity she can get.
I also, like the other Jennifer Estep books, love her secondary characters. Oscar was a little bit more in the background in this book, but still lent some loyalty, sweetness and twang to this world. I also cannot say enough about Devon who is the perfect swoony character for Lila to fall in love with even if this book is light on the romance. This is a good thing since I think it would have gotten in the way of the story and growth as well as her own realization into what she really wants in life.
I give this book 4 1/2 stars. It is an excellent book in this trilogy and I will be sad when it comes to a close. This is a great book for those that enjoy UF and YA and I recommend you don't skip any books to get into this one. Can I have the next book now? :)