No good deed goes unpunished.
Riley Masters learns this the hard way when she finds a wallet and decides to do the right thing. But returning it will cost her much more than she bargains for.
Abandoned by her mother, raised by an indifferent father, Riley has accepted the fact that she would be alone always. She has no idea that a single act of kindness would propel her into a world where creatures that shouldn’t exist guard the human race from the demons that lurk in the shadows. That it will cost her the lives of those she loves while unearthing a destiny she never imagined with a man who is forbidden to love her. She finds passion, romance and the family she’d been searching for her entire life, but at what cost and what is she willing to sacrifice to find answers and happiness?
Octavian Maxwell has always known his place. He is a Caster, a Son of Judgment. His job is to protect the mortal world from the creatures plotting to destroy it. Instead, his world is shattered when a human girl walks into Final Judgment, a girl he has been searching for his entire life, a girl he is forbidden to ever touch. Being with her will break the oath he’s sworn to never love a mortal. But his heart has already found its mate and it refuses to let go.
Final Judgment… a place undetected, a gateway to evil and a legend that will undo everything anyone has ever known about our world.
Riley Masters is a 19 year old girl who lives with her “distant” dad. She pays the bills, but is still behind on them. She starts looking for a job, but ends up at the post office to send a bill out. She “runs” into Octavian (whom she does not know, yet).
Riley finds a wallet on the ground after getting out of the post office and goes to an address that is mentioned on a business card in the wallet. There, she finds a bar and diner. The owners offer her a job position after they offer to let her stay so she can return the wallet to its rightful owner, Octavian. When Octavian sees her, he is mad. He wants his parents to take back their job offer or better yet, for Riley to quit.
Riley does not quit. She stays. Octavian does not quit warm-up to her right away.
Riley soon finds out that this diner, is no ordinary diner, and the owners are not ordinary. They are protectors of humans. They say what “demons” can roam the earth for a short period of time before returning to hell.
Octavian eventually learns who Riley is to him. He wants to be with her, but it is forbidden for him, a Caster to fall for a human.
Octavian has to make a decision, to protect Riley from his world and being killed, or risk her being killed.
To say that Octavian’s Undoing was good, does it no justice. It was amazing. The characters were amazing, especially Octavian and his feelings. Octavian wants to be with Riley yet he can’t. The way he protects Riley is amazing. The rest of Octavian’s family also protects Riley and they become her family because her dad is not there for her and her mom left when she was little.
I give Airicka Phoenix 5 stars for Octavian's Undoing for a job well done.
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Reviewed by Amanda "Kat" Edmunds