This is the second book in the Replacement Series.
We are the first surge, born following lifetimes of infertility and discord among our kind. Though we were not bred of this planet, it is all we have ever known. We are a new beginning, test subjects for what is hoped to be the future of our race.
Clara is the most talented Slayer of her surge, bested only by her trusted friend, Victor. When forced to slay the lives of innocent children, she sets out on a path that will transform her into the deadliest thing on the planet.
Victor is the truest Slayer of his surge and their fearless leader. Often torn between duty and love, he endures lifetimes of torment and indecision, constantly teetering between honor and his own desires.
Merrick is not a Slayer but plays the part well. Pretending is easy. Deceiving is fun. Killing is entirely different. Gifted with unimaginable strength and speed, Merrick must do the thing he hates most to stay near his one true love.
I enjoyed this book and the background of the characters was interesting to read, but this book wasn’t as good as the first.
I love Clara. She’s a great character and it was interesting to see how she got where she is. Victor was also good. Merrick though, was a little annoying. I enjoyed seeing them interact together as Slayers and see things from each of their point of views.
The storyline was ok, but I just found that there was too much backstory. I enjoyed the main story in the first book more and the ending of this book when it caught up drew my attention more.
I would recommend this book because it did give a good backstory, but it was just a little too much backstory. The connection to the main story was interesting to read and it was better once it caught up in time to the events of the first book.
My rating: 3/5*