September 2, 2009

Review: Eve of Destruction by S.J. Day

Class is in, but Evangeline Hollis is struggling to get through the requisite training to be a full-fledged Mark. When her class goes on a field trip to an abandoned military base, passing the course isn’t just a matter of pride…it’s a matter of life and death. There’s a demon hidden among them, killing off Eve’s classmates one by one.
As the body count mounts, a ragtag team of cable TV ghost hunters unwittingly stumbles into the carnage. Now keeping the Mark system secret competes with the need to keep the “paranormal researchers” alive. With Cain on assignment and Abel on an investigation, Eve must fly solo on her hunt to stop a killer before he strikes again.(by


This book starts exactly where the first ended. Eve faces new problems- not only the bad boys are on her trail also her fellow Marks aren’t as friendly as they should be. She's confronted with a bunch of new wannabe Marks, each of them struggling with his/her new obligation. Eve becomes the underdog and she doesn’t know who to break free of this position. There seem to be too many prejudices regarding her connection to the brothers. When the killing starts she is obsessed with finding the killer and making him pay.
Alec is on a different mission. He has to find the Alpha who threatens his and Eve’s life. His mission separates him from Eve and he’s not very happy about this. He sees the possibility Reed could gain out of this. Many unexpected things happen and he has to adjust his priorities. Things only get more complicated for him.
Reed is on a mission to investigate the strange murder of Marks all over the world and has to find a way to solve this problem while watching over Eve and her ability to attract chaos and other complications. His attraction for her only grows but he’s stubborn enough to not push her into something she would regret.

In this book our heroes have to stand for themselves without forgetting the others. The relationship between the three is slightly altering and brings new aspects and possibilities into the story. Things we took for granted change drastically.
The story is a good mix of thrill and action but in my opinion a little passion is missing. I enjoyed reading the book and had to start the next one after reading the last sentence.

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Watch out for tomorrow: Review of the third book in this series.


Book Chick City September 2, 2009 at 5:41 PM  

I've just bought the first in the series - Eve of Darkness. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review :)

Patti September 2, 2009 at 6:03 PM  

I liked this one too, and found myself feeling a little bad for Alec.

Blodeuedd September 2, 2009 at 7:05 PM  

Oh oh perhaps I shouldn't buy the books, they seem to good ;)

SusiSunshine September 2, 2009 at 7:55 PM  

@Book Chick City You will enjoy it!

@Patti My heart broke for Alec too.

@Blodeuedd Buy them when you've got a few not so busy days. I couldn't put them away.

Anonymous,  September 3, 2009 at 4:41 PM  

This sounds like a great series to check out - thanks for the review.

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