(Out Sept 17, 2013)
From New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston comes this remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.
Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.
At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she’s heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.
But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.
Well what can I say I LOVE Meliss de la Criz she is one of my favorite authors of all time and I have meet her so it makes it that much better. I know this book was coming out so when I was able to be on the tour with it I JUMPED for it! Lets see where do I start, I have to start with this one was different, intense, other world like and just that GOOD! Whatever Melissa and Michael got going with this co-author thing I think they need to keep it up because this book NEVER EVER disappointed! Ok to the book! It’s a whole other world and I loved it. New Vegas now coved in ice and everyone living for the next thing to eat.
Natasha has a past and one she just cant figure out and now that she has escaped and is living as a blackjack dealer she is must do her best to hide her secrets. She wants out and she needs a way to find the Blue, a place that is noting like the New Vegas it is NOT covered in ice. So she gets her chance and now is looking for someone to take her there, but it can coast her life.
Wes or Ryan Wesson is his name and danger is his game!! I loved him I loved everything about his character and that fact he was rugged but knew how to take charge. Ex-military he is now working with his crew Daran and Edric (brothers), Shakes ( BFF) and Drakon taking odd job to try to live. Well these boys find out there is someone looking for a runner and they take the job but never did they think it would end up being a girl and one that like her self can get them killed a long the way. They are all young in this one so never forget, you will along the way but they are just teenagers and I loved that they were so strong and I think that’s what really made this one so much MORE for me. Cruz and Johnston did a wonderful job with these boys making me fall in love with all of them and really enjoying reading each and every one of them.
There is tones of adventure, excitement, heart ache and danger in this one. And I never at any point was disappointed while reading this incredible story of life during the ice. There is paranormal for sure as well in theses pages and that’s what made for a more intense read. I don’t want to say a lot because then I will be giving it away because I was shocked at a lot of the turn outs so I know you will be too! I want to give more but this is a hard review for me because I just cant put into words how good it was so when you can GET IT and read and let me know. I think you will fall into this book like me and want MORE MORE at then end. I sure hope Cruz and Johnston are looking into a book 2;)