Friday, May 18, 2018

A Betrayal So Cruel by Candace Wondrak (The Reckoning #2)

A Betrayal so Cruel
by Candace Wondrak

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Reckoning - Book 2
Publication Date: June 1, 2018
Publisher: Candace Wondrak
Genre: Fantasy
Print Length: 200 pages
Available from: Amazon
A vengeful God. A Devil out for himself. And the Angels? If only they were trustworthy. 

Lexa Blue’s life changed the day the apocalypse started. With her Mark activated and her Devil Master glowering and looking way too attractive, it’s only a matter of time until someone gives in. And, just like always, it’ll be her. Too bad giving in means traveling to the Underworld to save him. 

A journey into a place of myth is the least of her worries, though, for when she comes back, nothing is the same. Humanity is all but gone. Hades is on the track to victory, but at what cost? Lexa will fight him until the end, until the owner of her soul forces her not to. With any luck she'll be able to find her friends and family a new place to call home.

Before the final Reckoning, lines are drawn…and lives are lost. Running from her heart will only make it worse. This betrayal will be the cruelest of them all. 

A Betrayal so Cruel is the second in The Reckoning trilogy, an Urban Fantasy/Apocalyptic mashup perfect for fans of Buffy, Supernatural, and quirky characters! 
A Betrayal So Cruel by Candace Wondrak (The Reckoning #2)

A Betrayal so Cruel (The Reckoning, #2)The apocalypse has begun and Lexa finds herself caught between a rock and the flames of hell. Thanks to her parents she bears the mark of the devil and the weight of the world on her shoulders. Welcome to the end of the world. Candace Wondrak’s A BETRAYAL SO CRUEL ramps up the action, the angst and Lexa’s wrath! Hades may be taking on more than he bargained for with our girl.

Looks like humanity is the monkey-in-the-middle as Armageddon arrives and the gods and the angels aren’t playing fair. Innocents will die, tears will be shed and Alexa is going to find out just how brutal both sides can be. But all is not bleak, because Lexa is a force to be reckoned with, her heart is good, she is headstrong and on a mission to save the world and the owner of her soul. Did I mention she has a quirky sense of humor, brilliant timing and has that special ability to attract beings from gods to the underworld and beyond? Let’s not forget we are living Armageddon inside Lexa’s head and hearing about it through her voice?

I love Lexa’s snark and let’s be honest, some of the things that go through her mind at the worst of times are priceless! Candace Wondrak’s ability to make her characters so likeable, even quirky while all hell is breaking loose, is pure entertainment! As I rooted for Lexa, I still couldn’t help but appreciate both the good and the bad guys, whose roles were actually far from distinct as trusts will be broken, allies will come from unexpected corners and through it all, the end draws ever closer.

Furiously fast, edgy and frantic, A BETRAYAL SO CRUEL is a fabulous way to escape reality, face the end of times and still get a few chuckles out of it all.

I received a complimentary ARC edition from Candace Wondrak!

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