EmVee didn’t know what to think about this new town her father’s passion for boxing lured them. It was an unlikely location for her to pursue her dream of going semi-pro. Just when she started getting used to the school with gorgeous jocks and strange cheerleaders, the depth of the danger her father’s choices dangled them in front of became clear. EmVee hoped Silas and Kayson will be able to help her uncover the mystery identity of the person who is threatening her family. The question is, will she survive to expose the mystery. [Pre-quel, Vigilant Series, Caged Fire Book 1: Coming Fall 2018]
Insatiable Darkness by L. M. Preston is a young adult urban fantasy about a teenage boxer who is fighting for her family and gets sucked into a conspiracy in the new town she has moved into.
I found this to be a quick read. In fact, I was actually able to read a huge chunk of it in one sitting. The story itself wasn’t bad and the writing is well done. However, I felt a little off about the characters. I didn’t feel connected to EmVee.
There’s a part where EmVee mentions that her name is a nickname and that is it. I’m not sure if her actual name is ever addressed, but I don’t remember that. I know this is a tiny thing, but it really kept me wondering what her birth name is and how did EmVee become her nickname.
Because of this disconnection with the main character, I didn’t really get as much into the story as I wanted to. Instead, I found myself wanting more about the supporting cast. Rachel and Megan are two specific characters who intrigued me.
That said, this is a prequel. It is a means to answer questions that won’t be answered in the first book. It is a way for us to get to know the main cast before the main cast is actually addressed. For a prequel, it wasn’t bad.
I am intrigued enough that I want to read the first book.
Final rating: 3/5