Author: Becca C. Smith
Genre: YA Supernatural
Source: Innovative Online Book Tours
Kala Hicks is part of a covert elite military team that answers directly to the President of the United States. But during an emergency mission aboard Air Force One, Kala is shocked to discover that the real threat is none other than the President himself. Defying her commanding officer, Jack Norbin, Kala takes the shot, and her life changes forever.
The moment the President is killed, a supernatural force speaks to Kala, telling her that she has to commit one act of atrocity every four days… or the world will end. Thrown into a reality she never could have imagined, Kala faces off with creatures of legend; from demons determined to make her fail and plunge the Earth into chaos, to angels who don’t trust her to do the job and are willing to kill her to claim it for themselves.
Pitted against the forces of good and evil, Kala must choose whether to save the world by doing the unthinkable, or sit back and let it burn. And four days later, she’ll have to do it again.
This book was exactly what I needed! I enjoyed it so much, and in the middle of an extremely busy school week, I needed a book that I could just get lost into. And that is what this book does. The author has a brilliant way of telling a story that you don't realize, or care, how much time has passed. The only thing that was on my mind was what was going to happen next. I needed to know, and it became one of those walking while reading situations, because I didn't want to waste a single second of available reading time! :)
This book is a mixture of a lot of different things, and it all just kind of works together. I really enjoyed the demon aspect, as I don't usually read a lot of books about them, so it was interesting part of the storyline ofr me. I liked the mythology aspect as well as the Jason Bournesque vibe I got from the book. I think another reviewer compared it to the Bourne series.
I did get slightly irritated, but that could just be high emotions during tests, at Kayla. I haven't decided if it was me, or her haha, but it didn't really detract from the story.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and have since downloaded all of Smith's backlog of books. She is a great writer, and I look forward to seeing where else she can take me!