The Inquisitor's Mark by Dianne K. Salerni
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
In the first book, Jax was introduced to the world of Transisioners and the Eight Day. He had to learn the rules by making mistakes and some of them put the entire world in danger. It was amazing and unforgettable. Well, that's what I thought until I read this book.
It's a feat when a second book in a series surpasses the first book. Everything I loved back then was intact, plus more.
Jax is now torn between loyalty to his friends and the discovery that he still has family. He has an uncle and his family willing and hoping to take Jax in. One little hiccup though, they work for Jax and his guardian Riley's enemy, the Dulac family. The emotions in this book ran so high I had a little book hangover after. New enemies, once only heard of, have now surfaced. Clans struggle to establish new alliances in the face of this new danger, while Jax has to make the tough decision of siding with the people he truly considers as "his" family.
It's a challenge to gush about this book without spoiling the first. I loved the author's writing, her world building skill and this special touch she has with dialogues.
A definite re-read for me. If you haven't started this series yet, maybe consider giving it shot.