Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Second Shadow by Elizabeth Arroyo

The Second Shadow (The Second Sign, #2)Book Description:
Jake thought being demon meant a shredded humanity, stripped of all human emotion. Chaos and self-preservation dominates a demon’s instincts. But Jake feels every ounce of pain and despair around him.

And it’s driving him deeper into Hell.

Gabby’s choice to save him last summer left a fissure in Hell’s gate that released a malevolent evil. When Jake’s given a mission by the demons to shadow a human girl who may know the whereabouts of an ethereal weapon, he doesn’t expect to see Gabby. But Fate has her own agenda.

When Jake and Gabby are thrown together on a camping trip with a group of delinquent teens, Jake begins to grapple with the haunting choices he made in the past. When the evil finds them, the group begins to battle for their lives, alliances are made, and truths revealed.

As the evil begins to influence Jake, he questions his link to the demons, his purpose, and his love for Gabby.

But the answers to those questions are only found in Hell. And it may cost him his soul.

My Thoughts:
I really liked this book.  The Second Shadow picks up where Arroyo's first book, The Second Sign leaves off.  Jake is part demon and is trying to come to terms with everything that has happened.  Gabby is doing her own bit of coping and trying to figure all of it out. The two of them come back together on a camping trip for troubled teens.  Both are stubborn and determined but when trouble comes looking in a big way, how they deal with it is the bigger question.
I really liked Gabby.  Her personality and attitude are just great.  Stubborn and determined, she is going figure out her role in everything that is going on.  Jake has had so much happen to him but still he and Gabby should be together.  The author does a great job of making you 'see' what she is describing (even some of the ickier stuff!).  Also the supporting characters are really well written and compliment Jake, Gabby and the plot perfectly. 
I rate this a 4/5.  It is not a stand alone book.  You need to read The Second Sign to understand a lot of what is going on but they are good books!
Thank you to Reading Addiction Blog Tours for the review copy of this book.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.