Series: Night Prowler #6
Author: J.T Geissinger
Blurb: In New Vienna, capital of the oppressive global government formed after the Flash, three things are certain: the sun is poisonous, speaking out is dangerous, and being different will get you killed.
And Lumina Bohn is extraordinarily different.
Living in terror of discovery, Lu knows nothing of her past—but she knows she must pretend to be human to survive. When an incident at work triggers her astonishing powers, she becomes the target of an international manhunt. Only one person can save her: Magnus, the enigmatic stranger haunting her dreams.
Magnus rescues the outcasts called Aberrants from capture and torture. As Lu begins exploring her powers among her people, her feelings for Magnus intensify. He’s determined to stay emotionally distant, yet their smoldering passion soon becomes impossible to resist.
But when a shocking revelation threatens the lives of every remaining Aberrant, Lu and Magnus must risk everything, confronting their enemies in an explosive final stand to save their kind from the darkest fate of all: extinction.
Thoughts: I was happy to get my hands on an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book – yet at the same time I was hesitant to start it because I knew it was the last book in this series. Now, I knew Geissinger would do an amazing job – every book she has written is simply amazing – but I knew that I would devout it so quickly and once I finished it that would be it. That would be it. No more wonderful stories with these amazing characters. But I trusted that Geissinger would give an ending befitting these characters and this amazing world she built – and she gives us that in spades with this book.
I loved Into Darkness – while Lumina is one of the more powerful of her kind, she is also one of the more innocent. Her character had such a purity of heart, yet at the same time was not afraid to shy away from what needed to be done. And Magnus – (sigh) – well, who doesn’t love an alpha male that will sacrifice everything for love? And kick some serious butt in the process?
I can see where the dramatic jump into the future could be a bit jarring from readers, but for me – the story was so well put together and smoothly transitioned that it wasn’t an issue. I definitely recommend coming into this one after having already read the other books in the series – there is just so much back history, characters, etc. that you need to really appreciate the story. I had been dying to see the story of the twins since their introduction to the series, and I’m glad I got to see them full grown and with mates of their own. A fitting end to an amazing series, and a real pleasure to read.