The moment the short-lived apocalypse came to an end, life returned to normal. Mortals continued on with their oblivious existences while the earth healed and flowers again bloomed, the devastation instantly wiped away. It was as if it had never happened.
But it did.
Luce knows. He’s cursed to remember every moment, forced to live with everything he has done. Suddenly finding himself out of confinement, he’s faced with a decision: where to call “home”. Free will turns out not to be the freedom he expects when the only thing he wants doesn’t know he exists.
Serah woke up with no memory of where she came from or who she was before that moment. Struggling to adapt to the world as a mortal, she’s haunted by a set of bright blue eyes that always seem to be watching her. She can’t shake the feeling that he could be her salvation… if only she can remember him before it’s too late.
Lucifer didn’t fall from Grace alone. He’s not the only angel with a grudge, nor is he the only one fascinated by his beautiful mortal.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions…
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.
I have to say I was super excited when I found out there was a sequel for Extinguish (see review here). While I was happy with the way that Extinguish ended, I felt like there was more to this story, and thankfully the author felt that there was more to tell in the story of Serah, Lucifer and Michael.
The book is told mostly from Lucifer’s point of view, and we get to have more insight into what he is feeling after the events of Extinguish and what happened to Serah. We see a lot more interaction between him and his brother Michael, and even some flashbacks of the time when Earth was created. We also get to see interaction between Lucifer and his father, God.
We also see the introduction of Abbadon, and his plans for Earth, thus giving Lucifer an entirely new problem to have to either deal with or join. Throughout the book we see Lucifer deal with Abbadon while dealing with his feelings for Serah, that haven’t changed even though she has.
I enjoyed the relationship with Serah and Luce, and the struggles that Luce faced while dealing with this nature and what Michael and their father feel he’s become, and the feelings he has for Serah. I have to say that the twist near the end of the book was unexpected, but I was truly 100% satisfied with the way the book ended.
Extinguish and Reignite are quick reads, that tell a story that shows a new side to the battle of good vs evil and how sometimes a person is not all good or all bad, and the addition of a love story was not too bad either. I look forward to reading more books by J.M. Darhower in the future.