What the Book Was Actually Like:
Some puny, wimpy girl who has trained for years to kill the Gentle Lord, who is actually a dick face, decides that she loves him and instead of trying to kill him, which she's supposed to do, she has sex with him instead and also tries to bang his shadow-thing.
As you can tell from the second summary thing, I was not impressed. This is probably one of the most wishy-washy characters that I have ever read about. She just COULD NOT make up her mind. One minute she hates the Gentle Lord, or Ignifex, as he tells Nyx to call him, and the next she's banging him and feels bad for him. WHAT!?!?
Like... what?!?! Really?!?! This book had so much potential, but... it just failed in so many ways.
Just another example of an amazing idea that was executed terribly.
I feel like the author wanted Nyx to be badass, but it just seemed like the she just tried too hard. Nyx was just too perfect. She could trace the symbol things with her eyes closed. However, she was a huge idiot. She couldn't figure out how to kill Ignifex, even though both he and Shade pretty much told her how to kill him. And she hardly uses the powers she spent years mastering, because she's amazing, in her efforts to kill Ignifex.
Another thing. What were the Hermetic Arts thing? They weren't explained very well. It was very vague with the description of it. All it seemed like there was with the description was that Nyx spent years mastering them and that she needed them to defeat the Gentle Lord.
And the last few chapters, those were really stupid. She remembers everything that had happened, but at the same time she doesn't. It seemed like she kept forgetting just to keep the story going.
I just wanted to slap her the entire time.
He wasn't too bad other than the fact that he's a major douche.
A sexii shadow. Okaaaayyyyyyy.
Overall, very disappointing. I had such high hopes, and they were crushed. So sad. Very sad.