Book Rating: ★★★★★ (4.75 / 5 stars)
When Zelina’s Aunt Sienna dies, she is whisked away to Los Angeles from the Australian Outback to deliver a package to the Wilson family. But the Wilson family isn’t who they seem: they protect a secret that haunts Zelina’s past. Why can’t she remember who she is? Where did she come from? And why does Bo Gunnar want to rule the world? I guess we’ll see!
In the sequel to The Curse of the Amaranth , we pick up one thousand years after Daniel is locked away in the underworld and Zelina is cursed with immortality. Zelina no longer remembers who she is; she constantly has flashes to events that took place long ago, things that she should not have seen in her eighteen years. But, much to her surprise, it is all true.
This amnesia affect worked really well for Zelina’s character. It gave us a chance to delve into the world of Polaris with fresh eyes. While there is some exposition to fill Zelina in on the details, for the most part the plot moves at a rapid, but satisfactory pace. I loved the way that Polaris is just a historical element of our own world, knitted in with our lore of vampires and immortality. Instead of being transported to a brand new world, we get to explore Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon through the eyes of Zelina and Bo. All these little elements made it for a fun ride that proved just as exciting, although quite different, from the first book!
My one little tiny hang up (and hence why I rate this book 4.75 stars) is because I wish there was more! I would have loved a chance to get to know the Wilson Family, or see how Bo and Zelina adapted to the modern world. Unfortunately due to the length of the book, we are left using our imaginations.
Either way, I cannot WAIT to pick up the final book in the series, The Last of Polaris. Will they succeed? Will Zelina and Daniel finally reunite? Or will Bo finally rule the world? I guess, in the words of Bo Gunnar himself…”We’ll see!”
What’s it about?
A family of vampire hunters and an immortal Princess must stop a sadistic rock star who is hell bent on taking over the world. Will they succeed? Probably not!