Kresley Cole surprises and delights readers with the
eighteenth installment to the Immortals
After Dark series. Known for her spunky heroines and
sexy heroes, Cole delivers yet another exciting book for
readers to enjoy. The main couple of this story is fairly
new to readers, so I worried how well we were able to
connect with him. However, Sian and Lila completely
First off, I'll talk about Lila because she was the one
that stood out to me the most. As a princess, she has that
slightly holier-than-you attitude, but that's what makes
her enjoyable. She is forced to go to hell and mingle with
the Abyssian, her race's biggest enemy. There, she
encounters Sian, her ruthless mate who will do anything to
As I mentioned earlier, I wasn't expecting to enjoy this
book as much because they are two new characters. However,
Cole has a special way of introducing her characters where
you can't help but be intrigued by them. Bursting with
personality, they really are interesting characters.
The world continues to grow, and I love that Cole is still
integrating her previous characters into the series. It
makes the reading experience that much more fun for fans who
have followed this series for years.
My only complaint is in terms of the writing style. In the
last four or five years, Cole has employed a choppier
writing style where she includes thoughts using em dashes.
While this does a good job of injecting the narration with
extra thoughts from the character, it does break up the pace
a lot, creating a choppier read. I don't mind it now and
then, but the overuse it in can really stall a story and I
felt like that was the case here.
Nevertheless, WICKED ABYSS is definitely one of my top
readers this year. Merging adventure and humor, Kresley
After Dark series is not to be missed!
This fairy tale doesn't end with a kiss... A
spellbinding Immortals After Dark tale from #1 New York
Times bestselling author Kresley Cole!
The terrifying king of hell...
As a boy, Abyssian "Sian" Infernas had his heart shattered
by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact
vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has transformed him into
a demonic monster--just as she's been reincarnated. Sian
captures the delicate but bold female, forcing her back to hell.
Meets his match.
Princess Calliope "Lila" Barbot's people have hated and
feared Abyssian and his alliance of monsters for eons. When
the beastly demon imprisons her in his mystical castle,
vowing revenge for betrayals she can't remember, Lila makes
her own vow: to bring down the wicked beast for good.
Can two adversaries share one happily-ever-after?
As Calliope turns hell inside out, the all-powerful Sian
finds himself defenseless against his feelings for her. In
turn, Lila reluctantly responds to the beast's cleverness
and gruff vulnerability. But when truths from a far distant
past are revealed, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of
deceit, a curse, and a looming supernatural war?