A routine trip to a museum for a school assignment shouldn't be a cause for bloodshed and death, but when Gwen and her friends head to the museum, they and their classmates are attacked by Reapers. The Reapers leave behind an important clue, a map that should guide Gwen to the Heilheim dagger, the last artifact that stands in the way of Loki's return. The attack shows Gwen that she must train and be strong enough to face down the Reapers and to hide the dagger before it falls into the wrong hands. She also is driven by revenge and wants to be the one who kills the Reaper girl. However, she may have to do all this alone. Daphne is angry about her powers quickening and blames others for her puny ability to heal rather than something like fire magic. Logan is upset, once he learns the truth about Gwen knowing part of his secret. When the unthinkable happens, Gwen will be on her own and the fate of the world will hang in the balance.
This one started off quick and stayed fairly fast paced through out the whole book. The excitement is mounting, especially with that ending. I also enjoyed seeing some of the secondary characters be more fleshed out and learning Logan's and Nickamede's secrets.
Favorite Character: Gwen. She is nosy, but caring and even when the worst happens she deals with it. I am also starting to like Logan better and I think their relationship works.
Favorite Quotes: "The next day was exceptionally average. Except, of course, for my aching heart."
"You know, having the fate of the entire world on my shoulders is a lot of freaking pressure."
I think this is my favorite in the series so far and I can't wait to pick up the next one! 4.5 cups of cocoa!