With the opening of the Vampire Training Academy, Roric is confident that the Agency is getting a handle on the rogue epidemic, and he can focus on other things, like getting Caroline to agree to mate with him. But when the rogues conspire to take down the school, Roric realizes the battle has just begun.
The rebellion wants to bring an end to the Academy, the Agency, and, ultimately, the treaty between vampires and humans. While Roric is reeling from the surprise attack, they make their demands, holding Caroline as ransom.
Can Roric save Caroline before the next attack, or will he have to sacrifice the woman he loves to protect the world from his own kind?
This was honestly my favorite book in the series, and it totally restored my faith in Caroline and Roric’s relationship.
Roric and Caroline are celebrating the opening of the new school for newborn vampires. They hoped that there would be no more rogue vampires once the school is opened, and that vampire/human relationships would improve because of this. Roric finally agreed with Caroline that the vampires needed some sort of training, and together they found the best way to do it. This relationship growth was so important for the couple, as it brought them together to fight for the same cause. Rorirc wasn’t babying Caroline, trying to keep her inside and away from other vampires, and Caroline was able to continue the work that she thought was important.
When Caroline was kidnapped, Roric almost loses his mind with worry as he tries to find her. But while she could use Roric’s help, she definitely was no damsel in distress. She was constantly trying to find a way to escape, and even when her captor tried to get her to beg Roric for help, she stuck to her guts and told Roric that she would be fine. I loved her for this, in her mind, the Academy was worth more than even her own life. Roric was determined not to let her die, but Caroline wanted to fight for herself so Roric could protect the Academy.
Taven and Ivy are also a couple in this book. They didn’t have as many issues in the previous novel, but they have their own share of troubles in this book. They never truly confirmed “what they were.” Taven wants to be exclusive, but they still don’t have any sort of label, and he is completely out of touch with his emotions. Ivy would be okay with being exclusive, but she wants Taven to tell her what he wants. I feel like I got to see more about how they feel for each other in this book, and I loved it.
I really do enjoy how this series ended. I wish that I could know more about the future of the characters, but it did end on a finite note. It’s just me being greedy when I ask for more!
I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a new adult vampire romance trilogy with unique characters and addictive love plots.
I received an advance copy of this novel and this is my voluntary review.
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 books