I watched as he comprehended what it was that he saw on my face, in my eyes. And I watched as a part of him shut down, locked away from me forever. And I hid the fact that my heart was breaking even as I lied to him, even as I broke his. And I swore I would never let him know otherwise, or I would truly be lost and the war would be over.
Surviving Paris and the Iunctio has left a jagged mark on Lucinda's soul. Now she must stay under their radar and out of their sights. But, that's not all she has to worry about. Lucinda's life is spiralling out of her control. There are those who want to shackle her under the guise of protection and love. If she is to have a chance at fulfilling the Prophesy, she must break free. But, to do that is to cross a line. One she had never thought she would.
With her personal world becoming more complicated and her powers growing by the day, Lucinda has to take on even more responsibility. Helping out the Master of Wellington City with an increasingly alarming human vigilante problem. Split between Wellington and Auckland, her kindred and her pull toward the vampire who wears her mark, Lucinda has to dig deep to stay true to the Light within and not give in to the seduction of the Dark.
And then, there are the shape shifters and her best-friend Rick. Things are changing, relationships twisting and Lucinda has to face it all while battling to stay in control. Control that she feels is slipping through her fingers as surely as blood drips from an open vein.
Forbidden Drink begins a little bit after the last book ended. Things between Michael and Lucinda aren't going so well. And things between Lucinda and others aren't going as well either. Rick, her one time best friend, now is trying to kill her, and other vampires.
Then Lucinda is so angry with Michael she ends up making a horrible mistake that hurts them both. But she must figure out how to balance the light and dark before it is too late.
This book was actually good. I was really worried because of a lot of things that happened in the previous book, and WHAT actually happened in this one!!! Lucinda had me hating her a for a while in this one. But for some reason, I just couldn't let her go and couldn't give up the book. I really loved how Lucinda in Michael came together after they had the falling out. It almost seemed to strengthen their relationship, odd I know, but it happened. And now these two are freaking awesome. I can not wait to read more about them.
And even though this one had lots of hard times, some great losses, we got some new friends to read about, and I'm super freaking excited about it!