Marie Hall is one of my favorite fantasy/fantastical authors, and this series is one that I was excited to see continue. Pandora was a favorite of mine from Crimson Night: a half-demon with a tender heart and a solid don’t mess with me vibe, she had several things in her life come apart at the end.
I was curious to see just where she would take this series, and I was not disappointed. Darker and more emotional than the first, Pandora and her relationship with the Priest takes her into so many different directions: anger, fear, revelations, revenge and even love. Pandora, despite her nephalim / half-demon status, and sharing her life with Lust is familiar territory for her. But everything has changed, and her quest to find the answers is more important than ever now.
Hall weaves the story and twists in new threats, twists and more red herrings to keep the mystery flowing forward. Familiar characters from the earlier book return, and we get the emotions and solid characters with new revelations we have come to expect. Fun, engaging and utterly addictive, Pandora’s struggle is visceral and you want to see her succeed, and find her answers.
This is not a stand-alone story: you will be hopelessly lost if you don’t read these in order, and they really are adult-themed reads. Oh – and best of all? There is magic and zombies and high-octane action all mixed into the mystery – with the wonderful characters and some moments to laugh, cry and worry, this is a winner!
Title: All Hallows Night
Author: Marie Hall
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Werewolves
Published by: Self-Published
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Secrets and truths, lies and red herrings… which is which? That’s what Pandora’s trying to figure out. Ever since the death of her best, and probably only friend by her own hands, she’s not sure who to trust anymore. The Priest is dead. The Gray Man is… she’s not even sure what. Luc, well, Luc is Luc.
The Order has sent her deep into the heart of Mexico to investigate a potential zombie uprising. She arrives at the start of the Dia de los Muertos festival—a celebration for the dead and immediately things don’t feel right to her. For one, bodies (the living kind) keep disappearing. They’re not being kidnapped, no, if only things were that simple. Literally there one second, gone the next, she’s not sure what to make of it. On top of that mum’s are floating all over the place. Is that merely symbolism associated with the festival, or is it a clue of something far more sinister?
In this explosive sequel to the USA Today Bestselling, Crimson Night, an old ally returns and a shocking truth is revealed. One that will turn her investigation into The Order’s duplicity on its head and make Pandora question everything she ever thought she knew...
A copy of this title was provided via Author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.