The Loss (The Originals #2)
While Rebekah and Klaus got a strong dose of romance in the first book, Elijah gets a chance at love now. His character, full of so much nobility and loyalty, shines in this story, and his own darkness comes out as he steadfastly fights to keep his place and his family in tack. The new character, Lisette, fits nicely among the family and brings a new element of hope for both Elijah and Rebekah. Meanwhile, Klaus’s character encounters realistic grief, sacrifice, and a growing knowledge that his actions to have consequences for himself.
The rich world of vampires, werewolves, and witches is rich with detail, though I do wish there was a little more building of 1766 New Orleans itself. However, the world within the supernatural is wonderfully drawn, and it is easy to get caught up in the lines of war and peace between all three groups, especially as a new creature starts to emerge.
Fans of this series will devour this second installment and leave the story eager for the conclusion. The Originals family is one readers won’t soon forget with each of the member’s distinctive personality and lethal surroundings.