Goodreads Synopsis: Calla Larkenwood wants nothing more than to be a guardian, but her overprotective mother has never allowed it. When circumstances change and Calla finally gets to join a Guild, she discovers guardian trainee life isn’t all she hoped it would be. Her classmates are distant, her mentor hates her, and keeping her Griffin Ability a secret is harder than she thought. Then an initiation game goes wrong, landing Calla with a magical ability she can’t control. She needs help—and the only way she can get it is by bargaining with the guy who just discovered her biggest secret.
This book takes place ten years after the events of The Faerie War and follows seventeen year old Calla. Calla is Ryn’s half-sister who you meet in the first book. For those wondering, Vi and Ryn, the main characters from the previous three books, are now side characters.
Calla’s mother won’t let her be a guardian, so she’s been going behind her parent’s backs and training with Zed. Calla’s mother changes her mind after someone breaks into their house, she believes Calla will be safer at The Guild.
Instead of starting out as a first year, Calla crams four years of training into one month, passes all her tests, and starts the new school year with all the other fifth years. The scenes at the school were my main issue, too much teenage drama.
Some bullies at school trick Calla into an initiation ceremony where she has to steal something from the Underground, meet up with them in a club, then return the item without being caught… I won’t say anything else about the rest of the story because it’s best to go into this book not really knowing what’s going to happen.
The ending was seriously one of the biggest plot twist I’ve ever read. There will be a spoiler at the bottom if you’ve read this book and want to talk about your theories.
So Calla. She is different from Vi. She is bratty, annoying, and kind of hopeless romantic. I can’t say that I like her. She got on my nerves a lot. I’m hoping I will grow to like her. The only thing that really saved the book for me is the action. There is more danger, action, and adventure in this book than the previous books.