ARC Review; Dark Goddess by Sarwat Chadda

Dark Goddess (Billi SanGreal #2)

Goodreads Synopsis:
New enemies, new romance, and new horrors,

Billi's back, and it seems like the Unholy just can't take a hint.
Still reeling from the death of her best friend, Kay, Billi's thrust back into action when the Templars are called to investigate werewolf activity. And these werewolves are like nothing Bilil's seen before.
They call themselves the Polenitsy - Man Killers. The ancient warrior women of Eastern Europe, supposedly wiped out centuries ago. But now they're out of hiding and on the hunt for a Spring Child -- an Oracle powerful enough to blow the volcano at Yellowstone -- precipitating a Fimbulwinter that will wipe out humankind for good.
The Templars follow the stolen Spring Child to Russia, and the only people there who can help are the Bogatyrs, a group of knights who may have gone to the dark side. To reclaim the Spring Child and save the world, Billi needs to earn the trust of Ivan Romanov, an arrogant young Bogatyr whose suspicious of people in general, and of Billi in particular.
Dark Goddess is a page-turning, action-packed sequel that spans continents, from England to the Russian underworld and back. This is an adventure of folklore and myth become darkly real. Of the world running out of time. And of Billi SanGreal, the only one who can save it.

My Thoughts:
The second installment in the Dark Kiss series was just as action-packed and high energy as the first novel. We continue to follow the life of 15 year old Billi SanGreal as the Templar Knights continue to try to save mankind from all that is Unholy.

Billi and Pelleas set off in search of a renegade werewolf. The Knights have made a truce amongst the local werewolf pack. As long as the werewolves don't hunt humans, the Knights will leave them be. But every once in a while a werewolf will go rogue and break the truce. During their hunt, Billi and Pelleas come across a local farmhouse. The entire family has been slaughtered except for a little girl, Vasilia. As Billi battles her way through the two werewolves she saves the young girl and barely escapes. But Vasilia is no ordinary girl. She is special, very special. She is the Spring Child, an orcacle with more power than anyone should wield, let alone a 9 year old girl.

But the Knights aren't the only ones who know that Vasilia is the Spring Child, so do the Polenitsy, a werewolf pack from Russia. The all woman pack are working in service to Baba Yaga, mother nature herself. Baba Yaga needs the Spring Child in order to bring devastation to the Earth, to plague it back to the way it was when the Earth just started. Baba Yaga believes that mankind is killing Earth and needs Vasilia to make this happen.

Billi and the Knights go to Russia in search of Vasila after she was kidnapped by the Polenitsy. The Knights team up with the Bogytars when the reach Russia, a group much like the Knights, or at least that's what they were told. Here Billi meets Ivan the young Romanov prince who is supposed to be the heir to the throne. After Ivan learns of the great deceit amongst his people he leaves with Billi in serach of Vasilia and Baba Yaga.

Will they make it in time to save the young girl and the rest of mankind? Or will they just just a little too late?

Sarwat did not disappoint with Dark Goddess. The same brilliant storyline and writing style as Devils Kiss. Sarwat kept me on my toes throughout the entire story. He effortlessly tells Billi's story and had me captivated the whole way through. I cannot wait to see where Sarwat takes his story next.

I give this 5/5 Hearts!

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  1. I won this from a fellow blogger. I need to get on it and read this one. :D Thanks for the post!!