Author: Shawn Smucker
Release Date: July 3, 2018
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
I love it when the middle of a story gets filled in!
The Tree of Life changed everything. It changed the way Abra saw the world. It changed her relationship with her family. It even changed her relationship with Samuel. On the day Tennin fell and Abra became the next guardian of the tree of life, she started to notice changes around her. It started in the hospital where she and Sam were recovering. That is where she met the next demon taking over the search for the tree. She was even more ruthless than Jinn and more ambitious. She not only wanted here, she wanted over there too. Even with all Abra had learned, nothing could have prepared her for what was going to happen in New Orleans. No one saw it coming or could have guessed what was going to happen.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even more than The Day the Angels Fell. This one fills in part of the gaps between when Samuel and Abra destroyed the tree and Abra’s funeral, at least one event in particular. The previous book left that section pretty wide open and I’m glad this was the transition to the next phase. I enjoy the way that Smucker is weaving these worlds together to intertwine with popular stories that have been heard concerning different events. I also enjoyed the story of Leo and Ruby and how it tangled into Abra’s story, even though parts of it left me aching. I hope to see more of Ruby in the next book and maybe she can find her way into Samuel’s life. Either way, I’m sure it will be another fantastic read!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.