Succubus Kenna Blake has been infected by a wraith…
The infection is just the beginning. As the wraith slowly gains control, Kenna must fight to keep a firm hold on her succubus nature, before she disappears completely. Following the only clue her mother has to offer, she tracks down the infamous Luke Bloom, owner of Love Potion #9, hoping for the answers she desperately needs. Unfortunately, Luke doesn’t harbor the magic that could rid her of the wraith and save Kenna’s soul…but his twin sister, Lexy does. The problem: Lexy Bloom relinquished her magic five years ago and went into hiding. As Kenna finds herself plagued by nightmares created by the wraith, she vows to do whatever necessary to rid herself of its darkness. Until she learns her only escape comes in the form of a rare spell requiring a shocking cost…
My Rating: 4/5 stars
**CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR BOOK #1**
Balls!! Kenna Blake is in trouble and the trouble is only getting worse as the days go by. At the end of book one, Kenna found herself infected with a wraith, her friends willing to stand by her side and help in any way they can and, her vampire boyfriend nowhere to be found. Well, crap!
Knowing she is all kinds of screwed and having no idea what to do about her wraith issue, Kenna gets a single and totally cryptic clue from her mother. With nothing but a note that says Love Potion #9, Kenna begins the hunt for a cure. With a few well-placed questions, Kenna figures out Love Potion #9 is a supernatural hangout and the owner, Luke may be able to help her out. As Sage and Dex gear up for a big night out, Randal decides to reappear (after apologizing for being a wuss!) and Kenna is slipping further and further toward losing control. The wraith is beginning to exert itself in both her dreams and in her waking hours. In her dreams, the wraith is taunting her and coming far more tangible and in her waking hours, the wraith is increasing Kenna’s hunger and weakening her ability to pull away before killing her host. Could it get any worse?
Yep! It can totally get worse and it certainly does when Kenna finds out the person best suited to help her is Luke’s twin sister, Lexy, a powerful witch who quit using magic. Lexy lives at least six hours away and given the level of magic necessary to expel a wraith, she may be totally unwilling to help. In an every-increasing bad situation, Kenna’s best-friend, Bree shows up for an unexpected stay. With absolutely no valid excuse for asking Bree to leave, Kenna does her best to keep herself under control and hold off Randall and the trip to find Lexy. Given the gravity of the situation, Kendall looks for any excuse to get rid of Bree and get on the road. As fate would have it (and maybe Randal but I can’t prove that!) Bree’s house is burglarized and Kenna is once again free to go on a road trip.
Lexy is a witch of uncommon power and when she gave up the practice of magic, she gave it up completely. Lexy has spent the last five years building a quaint little business in a town where no one knows who she is or what she is capable of doing. When Kenna, Dex and Randal show up at Lexy’s shop the reception is frosty to say the least. Though Kenna is able to appeal to Lexy’s sense of goodness what Lexy tells Kenna is beyond comprehension and not at all something Kenna is sure she can go through with.
The Bottom Line: It certainly does suck to be a wraith-infected succubus but it sure does make for good reading. Just when Kenna was finally getting a handle on being a succubus, her life gets turned upside down by a seemingly vengeful wraith. Her control is shaky at best, her boyfriend is taking things to the next level and, the witch who can help her is reluctant. As if that weren’t enough, the solution to Kenna’s problem has stakes higher than she ever could have imagined. Snyder moves the story along in a believable fashion and throws just enough obstacles into everyone’s path to keep the reader on edge. Additionally, with the evolution of Kenna and Randal’s relationship, the story has become a little spicier and that is always a good thing. My only complaint about this read is the same complaint I had in the first read, Bree. Bree is one totally unlikeable character and I am nominating her right her and now for the thing Lexy tells Kenna she must do in order to be wraith-free! That may seem a bit cold-hearted but I really, really dislike Bree 🙂 Other than Bree, I am still all over this series and looking forward to the next installment.
About the author and where to find her:
Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.