Eve of Destruction
Author: Sylvia Day
Published: January 29, 2013
Paperback, 432 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy
For Evangeline Hollis, a scorching one-night stand has led to a divine punishment--the Mark of Cain.
Now reunited, Eve and Cain are working on transitioning their insatiable desire into a tentative new relationship even as she struggles to become a full-fledged Mark--one of thousands of sinners forced to hunt demons as penance. When her training class goes on a field trip to an abandoned military base, things take a dark turn: There's a demon hidden among them, killing off Eve's classmates one by one.
To make a bad situation more dangerous, Eve's body is still adapting to the Mark and the new abilities and challenges that came with it--such as uncontrollable bloodlust...which seems to be inciting another kind of lust altogether.
With Cain out on assignment, Eve's simmering attraction to his equally sexy brother Abel grows--and Abel is more than willing to take the heat...
Eve of Destruction is the second book in the Marked series. Although this book is good, I was less impressed than I was with Eve of Darkness. I still love the characters and the story line, but I just wasn't into this book like I was the first.
The book picks up shortly after the first book ended. Eve wakes up from being dead with a lot of questions. Her Mark is in overdrive causing her a lot of problems. Furthermore she's attracted to both Alec and Reed, aka Cain and Abel. The two brothers that invented sibling rivalry. Her Mark training group is headed to a 'haunted' military base where they are forced to work as a team. However things get heated up when members of their group are slowly getting killed.
The story line was good but not great. I was interested in the story but it didn't keep me captivated. I do like the love triangle between Eve, Cain, and Abel. I have no idea the direction the author is going to take it, and I love that! The ending to the book left me curious to find out more. I love Eve's character as well. She's slowly coming to terms with her fate, but she wants to live life on her terms without backing down. The girl has gumption!
Overall I like this book, but I didn't love it. I have high hopes for the next book in this series, Eve of Chaos.
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