Taste of Darkness is, so far, a huge improvement over Scent of Magic. I say so far because, I can’t bring myself to finish this book. I got to about halfway through where one really tense thing happened and I had to put it down. I’m not ready to see how this story ends. I can’t handle the feels. I can’t take anymore heartbreak. Snyder is an evil, evil temptress who is stabbing me in the heart, seemingly for the fun of it.
Taste of Darkness picks up very immediately from where Scent of Magic leaves off, so you may want to do a quick refresher read of the series before you start it. Kerrick is gone but Avery isn’t one to sit on her butt and weep about it. Snyder throws you straight into the action with a fast-paced, high-stakes plot that never lets up.
The thing I kind of love about this series is what continually happens which is:
Random person: This is impossible.