Eighteen year old Cassidy has known nothing but loss. Her mother died during child birth leaving her with her grandmother. Now at the end of her senior year her high school sweetheart Jace had been killed in an automobile accident. Shortly after Jace’s death Cassidy’s grandmother also passes away from a heart attack.
Left all alone in life Cassidy visits the cemetery and finds herself stumbling through a gate into the unknown finding herself waking in the care of a clan of demon hunters. In order to save her life after passing the gate she’s been tattooed with the blood of Killian, the head demon hunter. Killian and Cassidy now share a bond but he wants nothing more than to get her back out of the demon realm before she ends up in danger from a pending war.
Between the Bleeding Willows reminded me an awful lot of the Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare. I absolutely love that series so it’s not shocking that I also enjoyed this book with all of the similarities between the two I just didn’t feel this one grabbed me quite as much as the MI series had, perhaps that’s because it took a while to weed out the originality with this one since so much seemed the same.
Eventually this story took on a life of it’s own and I really began to enjoy the book. It is the first book of a series and I’d be interested in continuing to see where this goes. While there were a lot of things revealed there is also room for the story to really grow and become a great series.
Overall, I decided on 3.5 stars for this one. A world of demon hunters much like the Mortal Instruments series so fans of those books may enjoy this one.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.