Title: Aeonian Dreams (Zyanya Cycle Book 2)
Author: Morgan J Muir
Mariah has chosen to become a vampire, but she can’t remember why.
Upon waking in the labyrinthine caves of Sophus, a centuries-old vampire, Mariah can’t remember all the choices that brought her there, but she does know there are dangerous secrets hidden within her. As she learns to control her powerful new body— and its bloodthirsty urges— Mariah discovers a unique ability to travel through a world of spirit, the key to remembering her past, and possibly the future.
At first, it seems her path is simple: learn to control her bloodlust, find her missing husband, and return with him to raise their son. However, things are more complicated than they seem, and neither Sophus nor her husband’s captor is willing to let them go. Mariah must use whatever skills she can to find her husband and protect her still-mortal son, but will it be enough?
I love the lesson behind this story—beware the choices you make because they have consequences. Most of this story features Mariah, a new vampire, struggling to remember the events that led to her decision and working on finding a way to fix it and better her life.
I didn’t read the first book in the series but with the way that the author has written this piece, this book can read as a standalone. The flashbacks and bits of info easily help the reader transition into current events. I think what I loved most about the writer’s style was the way she incorporated such beautiful description without it becoming absolutely overwhelming as some period pieces tend to be.
All in all, this is a solid read that I think fans of YA vampire pieces would really enjoy.