Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena’s family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.
Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan’s eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there’s no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town’s tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.
Lena is a mess after the death of her Uncle Macon. Feeling only herself to blame for what happened. Ethan is a mess, because well Lena is a mess. He’s tried everything to help her. Nothing has helped yet. In this book we find out how connected to the Casters Ethan’s family really is.
This book was definitely worth it, we learn not everything is what it appears, That dark needs light. And that Lena loves Ethan even if it doesn’t seem that way!