This was such a great addition to this series! Like usual, I couldn’t put it down!
Three months after Mai’s mother agrees to apprentice her, a pandemic has hit New York. The pandemic and the lockdown have caused Mai and her mother to stay indoors and not be able to go to the Den, working on her witchery and hanging out with Max.
Stores have finally been given permission to re-open their stores from 6am to 6pm, and the Susuki duo make their way to the Den where they meet Max and their scheduled appointments to pick up their medicines for supernaturals.
Mai is such an interesting character and I feel like I can really relate to her. She makes the same decisions that I would make in the given situation and I think she’s a wonderful character. She’s also super easy to follow along with, making the story that much more enjoyable.
Max is also a super cool character that I’ve loved learning more about. I feel like there’s a lot to uncover when it comes to him and his character and I’m excited to see where that goes.
Mai’s mother is still a character I’m not quite sure about. She seems better than in the last book, but I think there’s still some parts of her that just don’t have me falling for her quite yet.
Our setting for this book was New York and I felt like I could visualize it a lot better than in the last book. The den is the same as before, however, Mai looks at it with a bit of a different perspective now.
Steele had me hooked as usual however it did take me a little while to properly get in the groove of this book. I did finish it in my usual one sitting, but it started out a little slow and it definitely was realistic for what’s going on in today’s day and age. It gave me a bit of perspective on other people’s struggles throughout the pandemic too.
A great addition to this series. I’m excited to see where the next book takes me and what Mai encounters.