⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ 3.5 out of 5
Nyx keeps to himself; he knows the ways things are in foster homes and this one is no different. He keeps quiet and tries not to engage with the other kids in the house, but when he gets pushed too far, he can’t help but fight back. The only thing that gives him hope is the mysterious man that showed up one day and made his foster dad cower. Now he’s determined to find out who the man was and why he was protecting Nyx. The only thing he has to go on is the hooded skull on the back of the man’s vest. The path he’s on now will bring more danger to his life than living in foster homes did.
Ella Jackson is the daughter of a Federal judge, but her life is not close to what most think it is. Her whole life is about to take a turn that she may never be able to recover from. She’s just turned eighteen and is almost ready to graduate high school. The problem is that she’s a girl that tries to keep her head down and herself invisible, especially at school. Just because she comes from a prominent family does make her life golden or make her safe.
I enjoyed this book and the story, but I had an issue with the writing. The writing is a mixture of American English, British, and southern slang. While the story takes place in Colorado, it was hard to see the reasoning behind some of the wording used in the story and dialogue. I really like the story and characters and will read more, but I did have a real problem with some of the dialogue and words used. I give this book a 3.5-star review only because I could not wrap my mind around the use of the different wording used in the story.