The second book in the Black Parade series, Jordan and the angel Michael are finally together, but when Seers all over the world start to turn up dead, they must work together and team up with the demon Belial to stop the end of the world. With Belial intent on destroying their relationship and a serial killer with superpowers on the loose, can Jordan stop the horrible chain of events and keep her love with Michael? Thrown into this is a little girl who must be protected so she can grow up to be a Seer and her estranged father turning up, and sparks fly.
This book was sent to me by the author for honest review, and all opinions are my own.
I like the sense of pace and adventure that Kyoko M puts into this book. It’s a story of adventure and action, it’s violent, sexy, dark, but always with enough banter and humour to keep it light too. I also like the exploration of religious themes to create a battleground that feels familiar but also innovative. There’s a sense of balance in this series, there’s romance and violence, good vs evil, love and lust, and for each step that Jordan takes towards growth and change, there’s a new fight and new lesson to face.
As the second book in the series, this one takes us further along the path of the couple, focusing on Michael as well as Jordan, which opens up the story in a new way. And with events unfolding and taking on a bigger playing field, that is, the end of the world, this book is less about a normal life and more about blowing that life apart. Jordan can no longer pretend that she’s a normal waitress.
There’s a lot going on in this book, but all the threads are held firmly, no loose ends or pointless plot points. I feel like there’s something about this series that makes me think of comic books or of shows like Supernatural, it has that kind of tone and pace, as well as plenty of action. So if that’s your wheelhouse, then welcome to the world of Kyoko M’s Black Parade.
Read It If: you like stories about romance, the supernatural and the battle between good and evil.