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Mira has become a leader and hero of her kind and is staying in the city that now is the center for vampire refugees since the uprising. New Haven. Walking through the destruction of the prison cells she once lived in, Mira finds her journal she thought lost years ago. One she wrote in when she first arrived at New Haven.
Kerri has become the voice of Mira for me. Her laid back speak and determination. Even with Stryker, she brings across the strong feel to both the alpha personalities. When I saw this story had a bit of Mira's past, when she first arrived at the prison of New Haven, and that Mira was slowly coming out of her protective, hard shell I was worried. But listening to Kerri relaxed me right into the story. She has brought enough of the hardness in Mira and the growing vulnerability to the front that shows Mira growing as a character. Excellent combination and reading of the character! She does different timber and infliction for each character.
I remember when Mira thought on Theo, her love and the man who turned her, in the previous books. I was always curious to meet him. And in this book, we do. We get to see the first time Mira met Theo, and how they flirted even then. He is a quick one in mind and comments, also a bit sexy. Theo is the best vampire to have turned Mira. I think his friendliness and easy personality was a perfect fit for Mira when she was younger, but also set the bar of how vampires really are. Like Mira has been saying since the first book, they are not salvage, they were humans once too.
It's nice to see Mira in an innocent way, before the harsh life of gladiator fighting. When she was first turned. There had been an instant and constant connection between Mira and Theo. They seemed the perfect match.
We see a whole new cast of characters with Mira on her first trek to find Sanctuary. Of course Theo. We also meet his friends, Marcel and Justine. Marcel and Justine lived as gladiators with Theo. Then we come across Savannah and Collin. Savannah and Collin are young looking vampires that have lived long lives, and survived the cataclysm that created the world that is now present. Mira sees a common view on why to make the journey in Savannah. They are a strong cast of characters.
This book is as the title implies, a transition. The world Mira currently lives in is in transition, but we get Mira's past where she goes through the transition to vampire. But, what Mira went through then created who Mira is now, and how she's come to be the one who is changing the world. What a full circle Mira has come!
There is more to come. There is more battles to be fought to bring peace and co-existence for all species. I WILL be waiting for the books!