Olivia Archer, Joanna is the Kairos, daughter of both the
Light and the Shadow, a legendary creature who will tip the
scales in Las Vegasís battle between good and evil. That she
wears her dead sisterís face is something very few people
know. In order to assume her identity, she had to give up
Ben Traina, the love of her life. But some things are harder
to sacrifice than othersÖ
DuPree, a Shadow member, has discovered Joannaís greatest
weakness, Ben, and exploits it mercilessly, prompting Joanna
to engage in some very questionable behavior. But saving Ben
isnít Joannaís only priority. A mysterious copycat creature
known as a doppelganger is bent on killing Joanna and
assuming her role in life. The Tulpa is terrified of it. The
Zodiac Troop doesnít know how to defeat it. And Joanna is
torn between protecting those she loved and those sheís
learning to love.
This paragraph contains a slight spoiler as I rant. So skip
it if you donít want know. Why canít Joanna end up with Ben?
Why must her life be impossibly difficult? Isnít there
enough on her plate to advance the plot without tossing Ben
out: the Tulpa, her new-ish position in the troop, Regan
knowing her secret identity, the signs of the Zodiac coming
to pass, etc? Why not off Warren, the troopís leader, and
make Zoe, her MIA mother, the new troop leader?
I can continue. Iíve eagerly read the first two books in the
Zodiac series and constantly wondered how all the loose
threads could ever be possibly tied up. They arenít. Not in
this novel anyway. The Tulpa is still bent on killing or
converting Joanna. Joannaís bastard daughter from a previous
rape is still unaware of her heritage. No one knows where
Zoe, Joannaís mother, is. The troop is still missing some
star signs. Look out if Ms. Pettersson dies before finishing
this series. Iím not sure anyone can successfully pick up
where she left off.
sure Ms. Petterssonís novels can be considered romances.
While they do contain some romance and sex, they are more an
angst-ridden ride in the head of a woman trying to find her
place in a world she no longer recognizes. If you read the
first two novels of the series, the third installment will
not disappoint. If you havenít, youíll still be able to pick
it up, though you might not have as much emotion invested in
Joannaís struggles. For a satisfying, fast-paced and at
times, heart-rending read that will leave you biting your
nails and wishing Ms. Pettersson wrote faster, you canít go
wrong with The Touch of Twilight.