After Crushed, Cami Anders decides to take on the Veiled Realm by storm, going against the alliance’s guidelines for demon hunting, and engages on the hunt of her life in search of the demon who ruined her life time and time again. As part of her new mission in life, Cami and Cadence immerse themselves in the demonic world and stalk demons like true hunters. In the weeks between Crushed and Haunted, they decided to keep track via notes to make their hunts more successful. Here are a few of the pages from their journal about some of the demons they’ve come across. Also, keep a look out for a new scene from Cadence’s perspective coming in a few short weeks on one of their hunts. Enjoy! (Click images to enlarge.)
The Day That Saved Us by Mindy Hayes follows the unforgettable story of Peyton Parker and Brodee Fisher as they spend their last summer together as best friends before going off to college. I had no idea what to expect when I started, but I highly enjoyed it.
This book had been on my TBR list for a while since a friend pointed it out a few months ago. Because I had lived most of my adult life near the beach in San Diego, I’ve recently gravitated more toward summer reads and beachy settings since I’ve moved, and I knew I’d love this book from the start. Mindy Hayes does an exceptional job capturing the essence of summer through Hatteras, a North Carolina summer destination. But that wasn’t what I loved about The Day That Saved Us—it was the beach setting that got my attention, but it was the characters that drew me in and wouldn’t let me go.
The complicated, multifaceted relationship between Peyton and Brodee will have you both smiling and yelling as Mindy takes you on a rollercoaster ride through their lives as they adjust to adulthood. I thought the way the story was split into two parts interesting, with each lead getting a narrative, and while at first I missed Peyton’s perspective, I loved Brodee’s just as much. I almost wish I had gotten both from the beginning straight through to the end.
I highly recommend this novel to those who love YA/NA contemporary, beachy books, complex characters, and books that give you all the feels.
You can find The Day That Saved Us on Amazon.
About the Author (from Amazon)
Mindy is the youngest of six children and grew up in San Diego, California. After graduating Brigham Young University-Idaho, she discovered her passion for reading and writing. Mindy and her husband have been married for nine years and live in Summerville, South Carolina.
She is the author of the YA fantasy series, The Faylinn Novels; the adult contemporary romance series, The Willowhaven Series; as well as the coming of age standalone, The Day That Saved Us. Her latest release, Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost was co-written with Michele G. Miller and released on June 6, 2016. Mindy is currently working on Glimmer, Faylinn Novel #4.
Name: Evie Thompson
Physical features: Dark hair cut into a bob, golden skin, hazel eyes, slim/athletic.
Style: Casual wear, jeans, T-shirts, boots, scrubs within the HPA training facility.
Favorite Activities: Shopping, studying, learning about the creature world.
Fears: Making bad decisions, uncertainty, death, fighting against someone she knows.
Strengths: She’s fast and quick thinking, intelligent, careful, a critical thinker.
Weaknesses: Wishy-washy, anxious, regretful, a follower.
Quotes: “I’m just scared. You know, this whole thing wasn’t what I signed up for. The board told me I’d be safe, that I wouldn’t have to worry anymore because I’d be powerful and able to fight. They lied. I’m more scared than ever.” This is one of my favorite Evie lines because it’s one that rings true to her situation. Her realization speaks volumes to the evolution of her character from what role she played in the Destined for Dreams series.
- Evie’s name is four letters like Nate, Mira, and Liam. Like Nate, she goes by a nickname instead of her real name, Evangeline.
- Evie has more secrets and tells more lies than anyone in the series.
- Evie both loves and hates Nate’s impulsivity.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this in-depth look into Evie!
Name: Nate Burnham
Physical features: Green eyes, wavy, sometimes curly, blond hair, over six feet tall, lean and muscular.
Style: Beachwear, slip-on shoes, hoodies outside the HPA and then scrubs and jeans within.
Favorite activities: Hanging out at the beach, going to shows, eating, spending time with Mira and Liam.
Fears: Not being in charge of his future, the consequences in his forced actions, uncertainty.
Strengths: Curiosity, appetite for learning, questioning authority.
Weaknesses: Impulsivity, acting before thinking, constantly shifting moral compass.
Quote: “I’ve killed again. I’m officially a serial killer of sorts. I don’t like what I’m becoming, and I don’t know what to do about it.” This is one of my favorite Nate quotes because this is where he realizes he’s starting to change. His awareness of who he is, is what makes him stronger. It also pushes him into realizing what he wants with his future.
- In the original Altered to Kill, Nate never killed until he was forced by the Human Preservation Agency. He was originally taken by the HPA for drawing attention to himself in a senior prank gone wrong.
- He once made Evie the best grilled cheese she’s ever tasted, but the scene was cut.
- Nate’s name was shortened to have the same amount of letters as Mira’s name.
I hope you’ve enjoyed a more in-depth look at Nate Burnham! You can order your copy of Altered to Kill here.