The first twelve years of Alina's life are a black void. An accomplished thief, she uses her cloaking ability to pick pockets as well as stage elaborate heists. Digging deeper into her past sets off a chain of events that puts her, and the family she has just discovered, in the sights of their worst enemy.
...and the scarred heart of a guardian...
In secret, Lash Watcher Caine plots vengeance for the destruction of everything he loved. Branded by loss, he longs to find his one true mate, knowing that only with her will his heart fully heal. When his brief meeting with Alina is interrupted by her elaborate evade-and-escape plan, he knows there is more to her than meets his watchful eyes. But nothing can prepare him for the lethal power of her mind.
...collide at the fault line of destiny.
A brilliant villain with a vicious and loyal army behind her can only be stopped by one force: the combined power of four women who command the elements. Alina, with her newly-discovered affinity to the earth, becomes the linchpin to halting the desecration of their world. Thrown into a battle plan and a new family, she finds joy in in the quiet strength of Caine's arms. But when the secrets to her past are revealed, she learns a terrible price has been paid in advance. The very magic that allowed her to live to fulfill a prophecy will forever deny her heart's deepest wish.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Definitely my favorite Solsti sister AND book of the series!
Prior to finding out that the 4th sister did in fact exist, Gin's story (Wicked Flames) was the one I was most looking forward to. But at the end of her book it was hinted that Alina was very much alive and searching for who she believed could possibly be her sisters. At that exact moment my excitement and anticipation tripled! I have to say Ms. Kay does NOT disappoint. On Wicked Ground was everything I had hoped it would be and more. We learn all about Alina, her past and in a sense her future. Throw in a super hot demon, a.k.a Caine, and you've got one unforgettable story!
I think Alina and Caine have the most intense chemistry out of all the other Solsti's and their mates. All it took was a brief meeting and a whiff of Alina's scent and Caine was all about that bass. (Sorry couldn't resist throwing that in there!) So naturally when he sees her again he's not letting her go. And it doesn't really seem like she wants to be let go either. So when chaos erupts at a night club where Caine is sent on a mission his first priority is Alina's safety, and then diffusing the situation comes next. Unfortunately she gets hurt in the process which lands her at the Lash Demon Headquarters. And then the real fun begins! Alina has no idea that she's gained more than just sisters, she's gained all the drama that comes along with being a Solsti, primarily an impending war.
I was absolutely blown away by On Wicked Ground. I even emailed the author to tell her so and to let her know she's an absolute genius...in case she wasn't aware already. The amount of detail put into this story, along with the major plot twists and then seeing everything come together was just surreal. I had to take a moment toward the end to let it all sink in. Saying I was amazed is a complete understatement. I'm pretty sure I've said this before, but it bares repeating. If you're a fan of JR Ward then you should read Sharon Kay's Solsti Prophecy Series. You will not be disappointed. Flawless writing, intricate details and imagery, and action and suspense that'll knock your socks off are all attributes you'll find in Ms. Kay's books.
I highly recommend this entire series!
About the Author:Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves paranormal romance, with romantic suspense following close on its heels. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts.
Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and didn’t expect to write one book, let alone a series. But WICKED WIND and the Solsti series formed in her head one weekend and refused to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.