Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Kiss Me In the Milky Twilight

Expected Publication: September 25th, 2012
The Mephisto Kiss (The Mephisto Covenant # 2)
By: Trinity Faegen
Egmont USA
ISBN-13: 9781606841716

The eyes never lie. No one’s eyes are darker than Eryx. Not even the Devil’s.

When Jax and Sasha first see Jordan Ellis, they know she is no ordinary teenager. She’s the daughter of the President after all, but she’s also Anabo – a descendant of Eve.

What they don’t know is that Eryx plans to kidnap Jordan and force President Ellis to pledge his soul. If Eryx’s plot succeeds, the consequences would be catastrophic.

But the Mephisto brothers do know about Jordan’s secret identity. And for one of them, she could be the match that leads to their soul’s salvation.

Now it’s a desperate race against time to save Jordan and prevent Eryx’s haunting eyes from discovering her true identity.

   Jordan Ellis is the President's daughter and for quite a few years now has had very little say in her life.  She's used to people making decisions for her and is with her boyfriend Matthew because he doesn't use her for her status.  But in one horrific moment Matthew's life hangs in the balance and Jordan is being taken away by some very bad men to be used as leverage against her Dad.  One of these bad men is Eryx, the ultimate evil who is trying to dethrone the devil and take over control of Hell.  In order to further his goal he needs the President's soul.  But he didn't count on Jordan being Anabo, a descendant of Eve before the introduction of sin.  She is the redemption of one of his Mephisto brothers, if she can be rescued from him in time.  Can Jordan be the one thing that will save Key from himself and the hold Eryx still has over him?  I actually liked this book even more than the first book with Sasha and Jax.  To me Jordan and Key were more normal in an abnormal situation.  I adored the fact that they didn't suffer from a case of insta-love like most YA romances do nowadays.  In other words, Ms. Faegen didn't take the lazy way out.  I thought that Jordan being the President's daughter was a nice touch and added an urgency to the action the was slightly missing from Sasha's background.  I was happy that it seemed like Phoenix will be getting a second chance at romance and redemption, but was slightly dismayed at the cliched way in which it was approached.  I will say no more than that to avoid spoilers.  I also liked getting a look at the relationship between Key and Eryx before the latter turned evil and was cast out by the other brothers.  It gave some insight were there previously wasn't any.  The one thing that truly annoyed me in this book was how whiny and cry-babyish that Sasha seems now that she's part of the Mephisto.  I just wanted to smack her upside the head for most of the book.  Overall, I really enjoyed this book and it didn't seem to suffer sophmore syndrome the way most second books in series do in YA.  I would highly recommend it to fans of the first book.
VERDICT:  3.75/5  Stars
*I received an Advanced Reading E-book Copy from the publisher, via NetGalley. No money or favors were exchanged for this review. This book's expected publication date is September 25th, 2012.*

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