Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Source: Publisher and Edelweiss for review
A jinni who's lost everything.
A master with nothing to lose.
A revolutionary with everything to gain.
When Nalia arrives in Morocco to fulfil Malek's third and final wish she's not expecting it to be easy. Though Nalia is free from the shackles that once bound her to Malek as his slave, she's in more danger than ever before.
Meanwhile, Malek's past returns with a vengeance as he confronts the darkness within himself, and Raif must decide what's more important: his love for Nalia, or his devotion to the cause of Arjinnan freedom.
Set upon by powerful forces that threaten to break her, Nalia encounters unexpected allies and discovers that her survival depends on the very things she thought made her weak. From the souks of Marrakech to the dunes of the Sahara, The Arabian Nights come to life in this dazzling second installment of the Dark Passage Cycle.My thoughts:
I loved the first book so I couldn't wait to get into this one. This world quickly came back to me as I read the story and I became fully immersed into what happened to these characters. I was curious as to how Malek fared in this book and if he will become a good guy or maintain his bad guy status. I will not say what happened. It is too good for you to miss. :)
I'm curious as to what will happen next. I cannot say what I want to here either because it would spoil an important plot point and I just won't do that to you. I will say that this edition to the series actually felt complete with only a few open areas, but because we know there are more books to come, we know that unmentioned things will rear it's ugly head in the coming books. Oh that delicious ugly head! LOL
So what can I say? The book does not skimp on characters or the worldbuilding. The romance was sweet and there is no love triangle. I know people worried about that aspect, but I think it is evident in the first book that there would really be no triangle. Zanari got on my nerves for a bit, but redeemed herself and to be honest, her behavior was understandable. I also say to have a tissue for part of the book since it did make me tear.
I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I really enjoyed my time here. There were parts to the book that were a bit formulaic but it still worked well to entertain. I highly recommend it to those that enjoy PNR with the Jinn! :)