Marienne and Gabe are two strangers living the same unusual life.
She's new to it; it's all he's known for years. She's adrift; he's stable.
Their meeting will change them both.
But something dangerous lurks around the corner. The scale balancing good and evil is about to tip toward darkness. And Marienne, Gabe, and everyone they know, ordinary or not, will be swept up in the fight to right it.
With a twist on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cottrell’s debut introduces readers to members of the Light, a group of humans who fight monsters. Marienne was traumatized by the car accident that claimed the lives of her parents. Since her near-death experience, she has been able to see that some people are actually evil creatures in disguise. When Mari sees warrior Gabe battling monsters, she steps in to help him. Gabe takes Mari under his wing, and with his associates, Beatrix and Wes, they begin training Mari to learn the survival skills necessary for Light members to combat the creatures they call Hellions. The romance between Mari and Gabe is subtle and often thwarted by the unwanted presence of Rafe, Mari’s cheating ex-boyfriend. The hint of romance is overshadowed by the focus on hunting and killing Hellions, which may hold greater appeal for fantasy fans than romance lovers, but Gabe and Mari’s efforts to keep the world safe propel the novel forward to the cliffhanger ending that sets up the rest of the trilogy. (BookLife)