That’s the question Lila Gray asks every time yet another bad guy tries to destroy the earth, and she learns she’s the only one who can stop it. Once again, something’s on the prowl, leaving hundreds of comatose, soulless victims in its wake.
Couldn’t the deadliest assassins of the Otherworld go after someone else instead of the brand new Queen of the Seelie? One who still hasn’t adapted to her new role.
Lila would ask Liam Kane, King of the Unseelie, for advice, but something’s off with him, too. He’s holding back. In some way. About some thing. In fact, he refuses to tell her what’s going on.
The truth holds Lila back from the greatness of her role—the people she was born to lead—the man who she desperately loves—and the solution to the latest war raging around her.
To find the answers, she’ll need to fight through her own darkness and embark on a journey through her psyche.
If she doesn’t succeed, the Shadowborn will claim not only her world, but her soul.-Goodreads
Why Lila Gray? That was definitely my reaction reading this. My heart broke from how unfair life was treating her. After the end of the 1st book we learn that Lila is Queen of the Seelie court. She is now in charge of her people that don’t like her. She was not brought up with fey and her behavior to change things up in Court earn her many enemies and fewer fans.
On top of the pressure of being a Queen and trying to save her people, she is also lover of her opposition, Liam the new King of the Unseelie Court. While Liam is popular with his people it comes at the price of alienating and losing Lila.
There were moments in this book that I wanted to cry. Poor Lila and the way her heart broke over Liam’s actions nearly broke mine.
We learn about a few more secrets hiding in Lila’s closet as well as finding out who is loyal to her. The last 20% of the book is fantastic and sets up for the following 3rd book ‘Rise of the Magi’ beautifully. I cannot wait to read more of Lila Gray’s adventures.