Series: Providence 2
First Published: June 7, 2011
Blurb: Things are not perfect. Nina's wound healed and she's about to go back to Brown for the new semester, but everything's a mess. Ryan left to enlist, only sending her a letter, and her friends blame her for it, of course, just as much as she blames herself.
With Ryan gone, Claire is gone too, so Bex tries to fill in a bit, especially when Jared has to leave Nina because she's constantly having horrible nightmares about her father's death, and she only can sleep through the night with her love gone. At first, Nina thought they were just dreams, although quite horrible ones, but then she discovers that Archangel Gabe, Jared's father, tries to tell her something: to get back Shax's demon book at all costs. But what could be in there that could be a key to saving Nina's life?
Comparing this to the first installment, you get a lot better version of Nina. Less whiny, a little less naive, and more level-headed. No stupid love triangle involved anymore, either. I like the new constellations that come to be, and I am more than happy that Bex has a bigger role in this. I just love that youngster. ^^ Jared lost basically all his swoon-worthyness... Don't know if I am happy about this or not. oO There wasn't much time for any kind of swoons overall - not nice! I really liked those scenes in Providence.The story got better, too. You finally get the feeling that there are actually many threads that lead to an end, it's not just some crass paranormal love story anymore. Background info, plot, content, yay! And I have to say, it was quite realistic how everything kept crushing Nina in that way, made her more sympathic for me. I thought love got cut quite short here, but that matched the current mood and events, it was way more balanced this way, because there was a more serious fighting in this, too. Thus, overall an improvement to the first installment, although the style didn't really change that much.Now, I totally approve of Claire and Ryan. I kinda hoped for it to end up like this. Now I'm damn curious what will happen with little Bex. 😛
Rating: Style: 4/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Characters: 4.5/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Suspense: 4/5 -- Humor: 3/5 -- Drama: 4/5 -- Fantasy: 4/5
Overall Rating: 5 Hoods
Sights: Requiem HEE
Series: #1 Providence | #2 Requiem | #3 Eden