Deidre Sterling is tired of being used. Her mother, the President of the United States, uses her as a prop for the television cameras. And men only pursue her for political connections. Determined to stand for something, Deidre throws herself into causes like the fight for witches' rights, but ends up stepping into the line of fire.
Finn has waited eight centuries for his mate--united they will be a powerful weapon. Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with him. Even after gunfire awakens her powers and a kiss from him engulfs them in flames, she refuses to take the final step. But as the world burns and her duty becomes clear, she realizes that some passions are worth paying the ultimate price....
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-04-16
- Reviewer: Staff
Hastings’s third Awakening paranormal (after Visions of Skyfire) will thrill readers with its nonstop action and compelling connection between the latest Awakened witch and her Eternal Lover, who has awaited her through several incarnations. “First Daughter” Deidre Sterling campaigns to protect witches from internment camps and execution, though her celebrity as the president’s daughter puts her at personal risk. When she is pulled deeper into the fight for witches’ rights, she meets Finn, who catalyzes her dormant power and makes her “one of the most powerful witches in the world.” As they search for an artifact that will help the Awakened witches make amends for and seal the hole to hell they opened 800 years before, Deidre comes to realize that Finn could be more to her than just a sexual partner who focuses her power. Hasting’s modern witch hunt is a refreshing variation in the cluttered paranormal field. Agent: Donna Bagdasarian, Publication Riot Group. (June)