I loved this book. I'm not going to lie, and I'm not going to waste time. Here's what its about:
You can run from your past, but it will always catch up.
Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason it never seems to get any easier. She's left behind her days of debauchery to find peace and forgiveness at River's Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There she's uncovered her family's epic history, reclaimed her magickal powers, and met Reyn, whom she dubs "the Viking god. " Just as she settles into her new life, Nastasya learns that her old friends might be in town....
Reuniting with her gorgeous and dangerous ex-best-friend, Innocencio, Nas wonders if she'll ever be truly free of her dark legacy. Is Incy dangerous, power-hungry, and wicked? Or is he the only one who truly understands Nas's darkness? Either way, Nas is desperate to find out who she really is-even if the answer kills her.
WHY I LIKED IT:
1)The main character is someone I can relate to. Someone who struggles with the choices she's made in the past and reconciling them to the person she is in the present. Instead of being whiny, it's real, it's genuine, and I love Nas's sarcastic sense of humor, it really let me get into her head.
2)Positive view on witch craft, and not just floaty spells. Not only does Nas have to learn to control her own power, she has to wrestle with the actual WORK that goes into The Craft. Good to know there are characters out there that aren't handed powers on a silver spoon.
3) I love the love/struggle between Nas and Reyn. It's interesting to watch how someone could fall in love with the Viking who (helped) kill her family, over 400 years ago.
4) I love-love-love all the snippets from Nas's past, and seeing the richness of all the different lives she's lived. It really drew me into the story, and the detail just made it all the more real.
5) Even though Boz and Katy were kinda bad, I still felt bad when they died.
MY ONLY CAVEAT:
I will definitely be reading this whole series, I only regret I started with the 2nd book, now I HAVE to read the whole series!