Pandora's Box by Katie Salidas
Paperback, 302 pages Published June 1st 2011 by Rising Sign Books ISBN 0984419683 (ISBN13: 9780984419685)
AGES 18 and Over
After a few months as a vampire, Alyssa thought she'd learned all she needed to know about the supernatural world. But her confidence is shattered by the delivery of a mysterious package - a Pandora's Box. Seemingly innocuous, the box is in reality an ancient prison, generated by a magic more powerful than anyone in her clan has ever known. But what manner of evil could need such force to contain it? When the box is opened, the sinister creature within is released, and only supernatural blood will satiate its thirst. The clan soon learns how it feels when the hunter becomes the hunted. Powerless against the ancient evil, the clan flees Las Vegas for Boston, with only a slim hope for salvation. Could Lysander's old journals hold the key? And what if they don't? And how welcome will they be in a city run by a whole different kind of supernatural being? Werewolves...
Question: If you receive a box arriving at your house with a beautiful engraving but has no return address or knowledge of who dropped it off, would you open it? Not knowing what's inside. I know I would because I'm just nosey like that. So if it's a Pandora's Box, whether what's inside is good or bad. I'm getting it. Because my curiosity will almost always get the best of me.
Basically that's what happens here. The temptation and spell coming from Pandora's Box was unavoidable. There was no way that a human like Fallon could resist temptation and opened the box. But what's in the box is something that is completely unexplained. What was inside was pure evil. Evil enough to destroy anyone or anything.
While looking for knowledge on how to fight this energy that was released when Pandora's Box was open, Alyssa and her family (clan) became friends with another clan. A werewolf clan. And together they used their knowledge and supernatural powers against this evil energy. Their unity showed that all supernatural members can stand under one roof and fight together rather than each other. But what sacrifice will they have to make, to put an end to all the madness?
Katie never fails to captivate me with her work. This book is it's 3rd in series and the series just keeps getting better. Pandora's Box was full of action. But what I liked best is how everyone came together to fight against evil. Though I'm not a fan of how it ended, I know that I can expect another great book in this series. So kudos to Katie for another well written book. 4/5 Stars for Pandora's Box. Another Good Choice for Reading for Katie Salidas.