I got an ARC from JTaylor Publishing for Review
Blurb from Goodreads:
Demon crypts. Vampire lairs. Glowing angels. Sexy sirens. The stuff of fiction.
Or so Winn Thomas always thought.
Since being accepted into the fold of the supernatural, he knows better. None of what he imagined is true, but everything he feared is, and binding himself to his Changeling girlfriend until her nineteenth birthday will give him an education far beyond what he’d get at his human high school.
Luckily, Winn’s not giving up, he won’t back down, and he definitely isn’t going to run away with his tail between his legs. After all, only werewolves have tails. Right?
In this, the second of the 19th Year trilogy, Winn’s facing the challenge of one lifetime. If he doesn’t learn the truth about mythological creatures, his girlfriend Mac Thorne won’t either. That means, in six months, when she chooses her final form, she won’t know what to pick.
Winn, though, has his own ideas about Mac’s final selection—plans she knows nothing of.
He intends to have her pick human.
Whether she can or not.
This book was different than I expected, but I did enjoy it. Unlike the first book this book isn’t told from Mac’s pov, but from Winn’s pov. I really liked seeing his side of things, although I did miss seeing Mac’s side of things. There is much mystery and every time I felt like I got closer to the truth, but at the end I still felt like I didn’t know it all.
The story is really good and it kept me wanting to continue reading it. I practically finished this book in one setting, because I wanted to know what would happen next. The beginning was a bit slow, but when the pace picked up it did stay interesting. I love how much mystery there is in this book, Mac and Winn knows so less about the supernatural world and this means the reader doesn’t know that much either. So the reader finds out about everything alongside the main characters.
There were some twists and turns I really liked, but also some parts I didn’t. The story was very well written and I really like the idea of Changelings and how they have to choose a form. In this book much more history is unveiled and I just wanted to know more and more every time we got a bit of information.
The characters are really likeable too, although seeing Mac through other eyes made me like her a bit less. Sometimes she just needs to think before she acts. I did like Winn more now we got his pov and it was nice seeing his side of things. I also really liked Zoe, although I wished she played a bigger part. Mac and Winn their friends on school also still play a role, I actually was surprised at how much they still mattered even with all the supernatural stuff going on they still played a part.
The world building progresses with slow steps and sometimes it is frustrating when you realize how less you actually know, but on the other hand I did like how I find out more about the world piece by piece alongside Mac and Winn. In this book we certainly learn a whole lot more about the world and some history, although I still would like to have more knowledge about this original world and all the supernaturals that inhabit it. Even in this book I still have no idea what the different types of supernaturals really are and what their limits and strengths are, there just isn’t enough attention for this, but on the other hand I also get that there are so many different races that it would be impossible to give information about all of them. There is so much world building behind this all that I think the piece by piece method actually works best.
To conclude: a great sequel. I had to get used to Winn’s pov for a while, but I liked seeing his pov. I like the mystery and how we only get information piece by piece. I really like the characters, although I would’ve preferred to learn more about Zoe. The world building is done well and interesting, although I do want more of it. I am really looking forward to the next book!
You can add this book to you to-read list on Goodreads
Because Day After isn’t releashed yet, I will give you the links where you can buy the first book, because I really think everyone should read this awesome and original series. So you can buy After Dark (The 19th Year #1) here: