Sunday 19 August 2012

The Mephisto Kiss (Mephisto Convenant # 2) by Trinity Faegen - Book Review

Title: The Mephisto Kiss (Mephisto Covenant # 2)
Author: Trinity Faegen
Publisher: Egmont USA
Publication Date: 25th September 2012
Pages: 448
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: Paranormal / YA
Source: ARC via NetGalley

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The eyes never lie. No one’s eyes are darker than Eryx. Not even the Devil’s.

When Jax and Sasha first see Jordan Ellis, they know she is no ordinary teenager. She’s the daughter of the President after all, but she’s also Anabo – a descendant of Eve.

What they don’t know is that Eryx plans to kidnap Jordan and force President Ellis to pledge his soul. If Eryx’s plot succeeds, the consequences would be catastrophic.

But the Mephisto brothers do know about Jordan’s secret identity. And for one of them, she could be the match that leads to their soul’s salvation.

Now it’s a desperate race against time to save Jordan and prevent Eryx’s haunting eyes from discovering her true identity.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Having found the first book in this series an enjoyable read, I was keen to see what the second would have in store. I have to say that this book was okay, but it didn't grab me as much as the first one.

I think one of the issues for me was the ease with which Jordan accepted everything at the start - it just didn't seem believable - and, although things then picked up, that initial 'jarring' stuck with me throughout the rest of the book. I also wasn't keen on the way the book ended.

Those things aside, though, this was still an okay read, with plenty of action and enough new material to make it stand out from the first book. The characters in this one were interesting, much I just didn't gel with them as well as Jaz and Sasha in book one.

That said, the second book in a series like this does usually tend to be the weakest, and the fact I wasn't completely taken with this one does not mean I will not be interested to read on and see what will happen in the next instalment.

For readers new to the series, I recommend you start with book one as that sets up a lot of the mythology, knowledge of which is assumed in book two.

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