Title: Ryker (Sin City Sanguines #2)
Author: Amanda Sebring
Something happened in the hybrid house, and it’s coming for the Sanguines.
Zane Carus has disappeared from Vegas, abandoning the remnants of his shattered coven. Damien Jones is held captive by the Queen of Nevada’s vampires, Angelique de Chant. Yet somehow, all over Las Vegas, vampires are dropping dead.Quinn knows there is a darker otherworldly force behind the deaths of the vampires, and she needs help to find and stop it before it comes for Robert, Savannah and the rest of the Carus coven. And there’s only one kind of person who can help catch a demon…
Enter Ryker, the only living demonkin in the United States. His unique knowledge and skills are the key to stopping this deadly force. There’s just one problem: he can’t stand vampires, especially Zane Carus. Quinn’s only hope is to convince Ryker to help before her friends are lost, while she also tries desperately to prevent him from spilling her own darkest secret. True to demon form, though, Ryker has his own agenda, and his sights have turned to Quinn’s teenage niece, Lydia. Can Quinn unite his interests with the rest of the Sanguines before it’s too late?
There’s a demon loose in the city. One with a vengeance against all otherhuman kind, vampires especially. When covens start dying, Quinn and the gang realize there’s a connection to these deaths and Zane. Desperate to seal the demon back into its own world, they venture on a quest that leaves them with more questions than answers.
So this installment of the Sin City Sanguine series gives us a look at new type of otherhuman that we weren’t introduced to in book one: demonkin. They’re not quite demons or humans but something in between. I loved the whole idea of demonkin, and by the end of the story, Ryker became my new favorite character. He was protective and caring for a demon which was both sweet and surprising. I also loved Lydia. Her strength and resourcefulness was just as wonderful in this one as the first one.
I was admittedly disappointed in Quinn this go around. She was my favorite in book one, but by the end of this book, I was screaming at her for the decisions she made. When she’s around Zane though, it can’t be helped though I’m crossing my fingers that she’ll gain strength by the end of the series.
Just like book one, Ryker is suspenseful and will keep you on the edge. Fantastic cast of characters, and a cliffhanger to make sure you stay on the ride for book three.