Just when Della feels like she’s starting to figure out her life, she finds herself reborn … and her new existence comes with a whole different rulebook.
Della’s secret powers always made her feel like an outsider in the human world. Now, just when she’s starting to feel like she belongs—at Shadow Falls, a camp for teens with paranormal powers—her life is turned upside down all over again. Attacked by a deadly virus, she must make the difficult choice to be reborn. It’s her only chance at survival, but it comes with a price: It irreparably bonds her to Chase, a tall, dark and mesmerizing vampire who makes her laugh one minute and infuriates her the next.
Chase already knows too many of Della’s secrets, and being eternally bonded to him is the last thing she wants. Even worse, she doesn’t fully understand what their bond means. Is the attraction she’s started feeling for Chase real—or does fate have something else in store? And what does that mean for Steve, the hot shapeshifter whose kisses make her weak in the knees? Now Della’s battered heart is about to take another hit. While investigating her latest case, she discovers shocking evidence about her father’s dark past, making her question everything she believes to be true … and her place in the world she loves.
Eternal is the second book in the Shadow Falls: After Dark series.
Della continues to be my favorite character. I like that she cares for her cabin mates, Miranda and Kylie. She may not know how to hug another person without feeling awkward but she surely knows when to stop Miranda from doing stupid things like eating too much ice-cream!
From the synopsis, we know Della has two love interests. While the story seems to favor one over another, I’m still not sure if both Steve and Chase are good enough for her. The problem with these guys is that they have one thing in common – they like to omit sharing important details with Della, and then they blame her for not trusting them! I may not know a lot about guys but I surely think Della deserves someone who is way better, don’t you think?
What I love about this installment is the part about the rescue mission. Della is amazing here – she literally kicks ass – and I just hope she’ll be offered her dream job working with the authority soon.
A wonderful installment with action, suspense and unexpected revelation, Eternal gave me the perfect excuse to stay up late and keep the fireplace roaring. I just wished we’d learn more about Della’s father’s side of the family in the end, but given the ghastly circumstances, I bet we’ll find out more of the family secrets very soon.