Review of The Visionary (The Hate Apocalypse #2) by Jo Michaels

It’s one year until the apocalypse of 12.21.12 is supposed to take place.

Burning buildings, screaming babies, and death will surround us.

It will be the end of the world.

That can’t be allowed.

When six powerful women come together with one goal—to save humanity—they’ll get much more than they bargained for. They join forces and learn to use the gifts hidden within themselves to battle a monster feeding off something too many of us feel in our souls: Hate. But they must first learn how to forgive—themselves as well as others.

Hate is birthing a creature dwelling under Central Park in New York, and the fiend is eager to burst forth and sink his fangs into the Earth.

The Fury, The Visionary, The Beguiler, The Siren, The Prophet, and The Mystic are our last hope, and even they aren’t sure if they can win.

The end is coming, but with it, there may be a new beginning.

The Visionary is the second book in The Hate Apocalypse It picks up where The Fury left off and we follow the story of Lily. From the outset I have to say that Lily is a character who I found difficult to connect with. Her situation is by her own making and was utterly reckless in relation to others, but in that, Jo Michaels weaves a lot of magic.  The thing is, Lily knows these things and for Markaza she faces a very different journey to that with Bronya. Markaza is the queen of tough love and I did during the story do a bit of an about turn with Lily. Whilst to start with I really couldn’t empathise at all, by the end I felt great sympathy for her, especially with the brutal bullying arising out of her old life.

There are some parts of this story which are tough to read and one in particular left me reeling, a stark reminder of where this series is leading in terms of humanity and how the manifestation in New York is gaining momentum. I still think I have a little way to go with Lily and I don’t feel her potential was as fully realised as it was in Bronya’s story, so I’m left with some questions. I’m sure everything will unravel to become crystal clear though in future books.

I love the empowering themes running throughout and on several occasions I found myself sitting back and thinking about how I perceive myself, this is becoming a really great series!


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