From the Publisher: In Book 2 of the MORIUM Trilogy, Alexandria and Nathan's struggle with their supernatural powers continue.
When a new person enters her life, Alexandria or Lexi discovers that she doesn't need supernatural powers to have a brighter future. She can leave her bullied past behind and rebuild her life. Meanwhile, "The Gift" takes deeper hold of Nathan and his hunger for revenge grows. But he fights his need to absorb souls to regain Lexi's trust and save their friendship.
Stacy finds herself caught in the conflict between her closest friends, even as she battles her own demons. Whose side should she take? Will she choose love over friendship... or will she fail them both?
An opportunity to get back at Lexi's assaulter pushes Nathan back into the path of darkness. One final act of bullying sets him over the edge, and he decides to put an end to the never ending pain and humiliation he and his friends suffered over the years.
Can Lexi save Nathan from completely giving in to the dark influence of The Gift?
Will their friendship survive?
DARK HORIZONS will immerse the reader into the intricate psyches of the bullied characters we rooted for in MORIUM. Morals aside, can we really blame Nathan for his anger and his need for revenge? Through indifference, did we not have a hand in creating the monster he has become?
My Review: If you didn't see my review of the first book in this trilogy, Morium, then I suggest you read it now so you're not too lost in what's going on.
Okay, this installment is absolutely everything you would want in a sequel!! It picks up right where the first book left off, and doesn't seem to slow down. It is full of action, and suspense. Nathan and Lexi are still on the out's with their friendship. Well, who can blame her? Nathan tried to kill her in the train yard! The gift is really blocking his common sense.
Lexi, Stacy, and Nathan continue in their, what I like to think of as love-triangle (I know who I'm rooting for ;)) and it will have you on the edge of your seat as to if he will finally come to his senses and listen to Lexi and give the gift up, or if he'll finally go all-in and forget about everyone who loves him. It really is a hard decision, if you think about it.
Meanwhile, Lexi seems to be moving on with her life, but the whole time I was like, "What about Nathan??!" Haha!
Everything pretty much comes to a head when Stacy and Nathan are the victims of bulling one last time. Nathan has had enough and is ready to get the ultimate revenge. While Stacy is dealing with her own set of problems. Other than having a boyfriend who has a supernatural gift, she is left with trying to figure out her future since she'll be leaving for college, and leaving her best friend behind (Lexi). Will Stacy finally tell Lexi how she really feels? And will Nathan get his final revenge on those who have caused him nothing but trouble?
You have to get the book to find out!!!
Oh my goodness, I honestly cannot tell you how good these books are. S.J. Hermann has quickly become one of my all-time favorite authors. And lets just say, I'm very picky. His writing is dark, but has a definite real-life feel to it. The characters are easy to relate to, and the situation is one that, I think, a lot of us can relate to. I mean, who hasn't been bullied at least once in their life and wanted revenge?? (Sheepishly raising my hand.)
I can't wait until the third installment comes out so I can finally see how it will all play out!!
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