"I am a phantom. Barely human with the duty to get rid of the possessed. That is why beings like me were created, why we were bred."
In a dying city filled with a deadly plague and even deadlier creatures, Déjà hides from a past drenched in blood and the only family she has ever known. She hates what she is and her cravings to spill fresh blood drives her away from anyone that gets too close. Living out her life wearing lace corsets and working in an underground nightclub keeps her secret from hurting others until a bounty is placed on her head by a mystery benefactor.
Now she is stalked by an assassin that threatens to steal her heart and discovering a family of powerful beings that can hold the key to her past, Déjà has no choice but to embrace what she is truly is in order to battle the secrets that holds within the shadows.
I really enjoyed this novel! It was very interesting, and intriguing. At the beginning of the book you get a nice little prologue that explains a little of what the story is about, and of how the story came to be. I liked that we got a little back story and we weren't left in the dark.
One thing I did feel was that the characters purposes were under explained. There wasn't really a reason for telling Déjà's story and I feel like her story just getting pushed back. I would have liked it if the whole purpose of her telling the story was made known earlier in the book.
Another thing I didn't like about this book was that things happened very suddenly, and I feel like the author could have elaborated a little more on how things developed and such. I quite like the ending. It leaved much to the imagination, and it's what made me want to keep reading.
Nevertheless, I still enjoyed getting to know the different characters and how the story went. It was nice to see the character development between some of the characters that you didn't even think were important to the story.
Lean was able to spring a lot of surprised my way. I really liked that there were a lot of occurrences that I didn't expect, and it kept me interested. The book lacked back story, and despite the fact that I do want to read the next book, I'll be giving it 4 out of 5 stars.
Leah D.W. lives in South Africa with her family and two beloved dogs. She was published at the age of 21 and have several short stories in anthologies, two poems and loves to write paranormal romance novels. A proud bookworm and chocoholic, Leah is also pursuing a career in editing and loves to study Greek Mythology. When she isn't writing like a mad woman high on coffee, she spends time with her friends usually drifting through bookstores and watching movies.