The Castor Chronicles #4. Author: Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl.
Is death the end . . . or only the beginning? Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves. Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan’s return, vowing to do whatever it takes — even if that means trusting old enemies or risking the lives of the family and friends Ethan left to protect.
Sexual content: Some kisses, flirting.
Language: 4 scatological terms, 4 uses of hell, 2 derogatory names, 1 d***
Violence: One paranormal killed by sunlight, one killed by garden shears to the heart, one killed by fire, and one killed by having a sheet that chronicles his life burned in a candle. (Don’t ask, I don’t know.) One character killed by, um, exchanging their life for another’s?
Love Triangle: No.
Other problems: One of the characters is dead, and moves about in a sort of ‘underworld’. And, of course, the paranormal species – incubus, succubus, caster, dark/light, various spells and charms by one character.