The Sweetest Dark took me by surprise earlier this year with just how much I enjoyed it. When I saw a copy of The Deepest Night available on Netgalley I jumped at the chance to read the sequel. I expected to enjoy this book just as much as the first, and while I did enjoy it there was just that something special missing in the sequel that made me love the first book. *Beware Spoilers for The Sweetest Dark below
The Deepest Night begins shortly after The Sweetest Dark concludes. Lora is still coming to terms with the fact that she is a Drakon and with the loss of Jessie. In addition to having that on her mind she is also struggling with her feelings for Armand in the wake of losing Jessie and this is all happening as World War I looms in the background. I think that is my favorite thing about this series; the setting is just superb and I love the way the author describes the setting.
Lora in this novel felt a little winey at times. She spent so much time worrying about what was going to happen to everyone and about everything that had already happened that it took a long time for the novel to get to the driving action and once the action started it felt like the story just ended. I did enjoy getting to know Lora better though and find out more about her past.
Then there was Armand. In the first novel I kind of waffled back and forth on whether I liked the guy or not but in this book he really redeems himself and was loyal and steadfast toward Lora almost to the point that he was being walked all over by her. I’m interested to see how Armand grows and changes in the next book though, since he did do a lot of changing as a character throughout the book.
Overall, The Deepest Night was a good follow up novel I wish the action had begun sooner and lasted longer but it was a solid second book and I am excited to read the next installment in the series.