Ben never imagined meeting vampires, let alone demons and werewolves, whilst in the Polish Resistance during World War II. Far from being horrified, Ben discovers that Miranda and her friends have very useful talents, especially when it comes to saving children from concentration camps. In desperate times the line between good and evil is clear, the one between heroes and monsters is very blurred.
It took me a very long time to get into this book because it was hard for me to relate to the characters. I live in a time where things are completely different: its hard for me to grasp the fear, hatred, and love some of these characters felt and the intensity in which they felt them. In addition to that I’m not sure how I feel about the whole story line. There are highly intense moments that make the book hard to put down but also there is alot of slower parts that made the book hard to pick back up.
Its a very complicated story of love, fear, hatred, and denial. All the characters have lost something within themselves during this war, but they gained a very strong friendship and support. Yes the characters that support one another are very unusual. This doesn’t take away from the book it brings you even closer to the characters and their situation.
There is a lot of friendships being made during every step of the story. Miranda and Vanessa meet Rose and become her friends. Ben meets the three girls and later on Miranda’s brother Cray and his friend Denny come into the picture and become friends with everyone except Ben. These characters go through alot because they are always in hiding.
The most dangerous characters in the book are the Demons and Fallen Angels. Fallen Angels used to be in heaven but became corrupt so God punished them by making them live either in hell or on earth. They feed off of man’s blood to survive. Demons are corrupted souls that take hostage of a pure soul and torture it. Most demons in this book are really bad but Vanessa and Denny are good demons. The most dangerous demon has a potential to be unleashed but Miranda has some secrets up her sleeve to try to put the demon back into hell. The demons in the book are very intense. They have a pure hatred and want only revenge. If they were to gain power of earth and dominate the world every creature would be in serious trouble.
Its a dark book with many twists and turns that were unexpected. What I didn’t like about this book is how dark it always was. There is only a glimmer of hope and even that is taken away pretty often. I felt very bad for the characters when they got to the opening of hell. Once they got out of their battle to close hell each character had a dilema inside themselves they had to solve. Ben solved it in a way that didn’t make sense to the others but only to himself as he made a desperate last call to try to save his people.
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