Sophia Bennett is looking forward to celebrating her eighteenth birthday with her best friend Angie. After graduating high school and enjoying the last days of her summer vacation, getting ready for college and catching the eye of her high school crush Jake are the most important things on her mind...at least, until the night of her birthday party.
Suddenly, Sophia is thrust into a world that she never knew existed, and finds herself in the middle of an ancient struggle between good and evil. Time is against her as she and her new friends struggle to take possession of a powerful magic before it falls into the wrong hands.
Can Sophia solve the mystery of the Lilith links in time to save her loved ones, or will the enemy triumph and destroy all that she holds dear?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sophia doesn't want a big party for her 18th birthday but her best friend insists. She gives in to Angie and everyone close to her is invited to the party. Her long-time friend and secret crush, Jake, shows up with his ex-girlfriend in tow and that is just the start of the night's downturn. Suddenly there are men after her and she is whisked away by strangers and enters a world that she never knew existed and she must discover several truths if she is to save the ones she loves.
I liked Sophia from the start. She seemed like such a typical teen. There was the crush she's had on her best male friend that he is clueless about, parent interaction, best friend gossip and just everything normal. Angie surprised me at the start but I liked where she fit in. Michael, yeah, I liked him too, along with the other characters. The story flowed well and I look forward to more from this author!
Absolutely a good start to a new series that I plan to read. 4/5
Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via PUYB). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.