Well, I wouldn't call myself a huge blogger but I do at times like to tell my thoughts about books I've read...If you happen to catch those thoughts I hope you enjoy them.
I was one lucky lady because Amazon delivered this to me early. My resolve was weak and I broke down and read it last night. Finished this one right before midnight. I had planned to wait for the weekend but Reaver just kept calling to me.
Wow, this is truly a tale of star-crossed lovers! Five thousand years apart? Let's see if anyone else can top that. Reaver and Harvester both went through some dark times to finally be together again. There was a great deal of anger and guilt from both parties for the role each played in the past. It was tough for Harvester/Verinne to forgive what Yenreith did to her when they were both young angels. As Yenreith, he was a dick! Even Reaver says it. What he did to Verinne was quite awful. It was quite brutal to read about.
Harvester, as the daugther of Satan, was no angel herself, after pretending to fall. She had to do many brutal, horrible things to convince her father and the Sheoulic Watcher's council that she was pure evil. We all know the things she did. However, the torture of Reaver was not one of the things she did for Satan but for someone altogether surprising. That was a twist I didn't see coming. My one issue with all of that, though is the one who caused it didn't truly pay for his crimes.
Both Reaver and Harvester had much to overcome to finally be together. It was a happy ending for all which is what we knew would happen.
I think one of the saddest parts in the book was when Reaver realized that he was the cause of all the pain Harvester had suffered over the last 5000 years.
This book had many elements. Angst, anger, anxiety, heartbreak and joy. I do wish there had been a few more moments of loving between Harvester and Reaver. Not that there weren't some but I wished for more.
The next book is about Revenant, the evil watcher. Now, why would Ione write a book about him? Well, all is revealed in this book.
Reaver was well worth the wait.