Published: July 17th 2014 by Momentum Books
Format: Ebook, 90 pages
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The hunger was worse every day, and now there was only a whisper-thin line holding her back from a dark red sea.
“You would feed me?” Her voice came out so husky and low that it was a wonder he heard her.
In Paris, Kat hears of horrifying events back in the States. The leader of the Directorate is openly attacking those with mixed Taberin and human blood. Hybrids like her. And chances are he’ll be turning his attention to Europe next.
Kat knows she needs to go into hiding again. But then her Taberin aunt, Akilina, reveals something about Kat’s heritage that changes everything. If Akilina is right, the Directorate will stop at nothing until they have eradicated Kat and the threat she represents. No matter how many they have to kill to get to her …
As the threat from the Directorate intensifies, Ben and Yara barely escape the US with their lives. But being trapped together on a boat bound for Europe could prove much more dangerous than anticipated. Because one of them is in transition, and needs to feed.
I’m getting sick of Kat. I can’t stand how thoughtless she is, I just want step inside the pages of these ebooks and slap her silly. Maybe rattle her neurones into action.
Alek comes back in this episode (yay!), because Kat sent Amarok a message and Alek was the closest pack member who could help her. Kat’s aunt Akilina also makes an appearance, and recognises that maybe keeping a newly found half Taberin princess completely in the dark about her heritage and powers is a Very Bad Idea.
The two of them waste no time detailing all the stupid decisions Kat has made over the last 48 hours, which was pretty gratifying to watch, but I also thought they were being way too harsh on her considering no one had sat her down to explain anything to her. Also, it turns out she was on a blood-high: the large amounts of blood she was taking from Jonathan were literally addling her mind.
In the last episode Kat met with a representative from the Directorate (all alone, no protection) and accepted a bracelet from him, and another from his lackey, Dominic. Then she got on a train and was surrounded by the unalil pack of the man she’d saved that morning, who gave her yet another bracelet and pledged his loyalty to her. All these men have pledged themselves left, right, and centre to Kat, and they’ve even subtly (and not very subtly) offered themselves up as sources of blood (and other exciting night time activities).
Alek gave Kat a bracelet in The Awakening, and she’s been proudly wearing it and playing with it when she thinks of him. Then, over the space of 24 hours, she receives three other bracelets from three complete strangers. Ms Cement-for-a-Brain never thinks that these bracelets signify something. EVEN I COULD TELL SOMETHING WAS GOING ON HERE KAT.
I would have had some shred of respect left for her if she’d asked Akilina about them, but her reaction to the accusation that she’s been accepting promises from all those men (and she HAS been, she’s told them all she’s keeping their offers in mind) is “I accepted bracelets from them. They’re just gifts … aren’t they?”
So I spent most of this episode being apoplectic with Kat.
I’ve also lost my taste for Ben and Yara’s passages. They’re not exciting and so predictable that it sucks all the fun out of it.
I’ve read Episode 4 and I’m hoping to get approved for Episode 5, but if Kat continues to be like this then I can’t see myself liking them either.