De La Cruz, Melissa and Johnston, Michael Stolen, 284 pgs. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2014. $17.99. Language: PG-13 (12 swears, "0" f's, other made-up swears); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.
When we last left Wes and Nat, they were going their separate ways with a kiss and a promise. Nat stays in the Blue defending the borders from the outside and learning more about her magic from her mentor and guide, Faix. Wes and his crew return to New Vegas so that Wes can continue looking for his sister, Eliza. Unfortunately things didn't work out like they hoped. Wes and his crew are trying to lay low and not draw attention to themselves while still trying to find Eliza. Wes discovers a lead and follows it and, surprisingly, crosses paths with Nat. They team up to look for Eliza and, once again, the race to save the Blue continues. Just when it looks like everything will work out, there is another twist that I didn't see coming until it was almost on top of me, and I like that.
We learn a lot more about Wes and Nat's frozen world and how it came to be and that, maybe, there was more magic involved in creating it than originally thought. There are quite a few questions answered and then the authors set it up nicely for the next book.
MS/HS – ADVISABLE. Reviewer: RB