Title: Those Which Remain
Author: Angela V. Cook
Date of Publication: January 28th, 2018
In Into a Million Pieces, seventeen-year-old Allison solved her sister’s murder, barely escaping an attempt on her own life. Now, with the past behind her, Allison is finally getting a taste of teenage normalcy—going to school, hanging out with her best friend, and sharing it all with her loving boyfriend, Ren. Life is good.
But it doesn’t stay that way. It never does for a succubus.
When Allison’s nature draws in a predator, shattering her sense of trust and safety, she realizes the succubus curse is behind all the darkness and heartache in her life. Determined to end it, she tracks down a distant relative with knowledge about the curse. But more questions are raised than answered when Allison meets the mysterious and wealthy Leona Doriano. Suddenly thrust into a dangerous world of money, power, and deadly secrets, Allison must find a way to break the curse—a curse not everyone wants broken—before she’s drawn in too deep.
I was glad to see the sequel was finally out. Since it had been a while, I went ahead and reread book one, which I loved even more the second time around. So I went into this wondering where it would go? Would Allison stay a succubus, or could she rid herself of the horrific curse?
What I like best about this duology is that although it has a paranormal aspect, it is very much a contemporary book, which I absolutely love when those two are combined. Allison has been a strong character, especially with everything she has gone through. But this time you throw a creepy uncle and maybe some other obstacles in the way, and she has even more on her plate to conquer.
I will say this time around that my boy Ren thoroughly pissed me the heck off. Come on, Rennnnnnnnnnn! I know you are a teen boy, but think boy, thinkkkkk!!!!! I also wish there would have been more of him in this book like there was in book one, but this one was more of Alison needing to find herself and to figure out a way to give herself a normal life. The writing was well done, and the author had me sucked in page after page. I can’t wait to read more from her in the future! I definitely recommend this fun and emotional duology.
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