River Cast (The Tale of Lunarmorte, #2)
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River Cast (The Tale of Lunarmorte #2)

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Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance...

Swept into the world of the Daylight Coven, Caia is caught between her loyalty to the Daylights and her new insight into the hearts of the Midnights. As more obstacles are thrown in her and Lucien's way, Caia is pushed further adrift from him and Pack Errante. With no one to turn to, Caia has to make the most dif...more
Paperback, 385 pages
Published October 10th 2011 by CreateSpace
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Kathy Horsman
What made me love this book more than the first, was the expansion it made beyond The Pack, but still making it the center of the story. It gave me a full picture of the Daylight Coven, and their whole supernatural world without cluttering it with too many stories or too many narrators. That being said, I don't know why, but Lucien still hasn't grown on me, I can never seem to like him, EVER! Maybe book three will finally make me like him, but I doubt it LOL
Kathy
So I didn’t get into this second book like I did the first. I will say that I appreciate that this book was much cleaner (no sex scenes anyway). The story takes Caia and Lucien to the Center, where she can learn her magik and harness her power. It also follows Ryder on his quest to find and return Jaeden. I really liked Ryder, at least he was a gentlemen. But, to be honest, I thought their side story was a bit unnecessary. I didn’t like Lucien as much this time around. I don’t like how he went f...more
Sara
Wow -I just keep falling in love with this series and the world that has been so beautifully drawn by Sam Young!

The characters are so well described that I can see everything as it happens in my mind's eye, and it is just SO easy to care about them as they face the challenges thrown their way. I really came to love Ryder as the book progressed, and it pains me to say it but I might even prefer him to Lucien!

This book twisted in ways I wasn't expecting - but I'm not going to reprise the book here...more
Tami
POSSIBLE SPOILERS!!

So, this book was better for me than the first. Jaeden grows up a lot in her new life away from The Pack. As suspicious of him as I am, I actually like this new Reuben character. I find it strange that he's always following Jae around, but, there's something about him that I like regardless. Lucien and Caia's 'relationship' goes through some serious changes. While Caia is trying to figure out whether or not working for the Daylight Coven (more specifically Marita) is a good o...more
Joanna
Ohhh boy! Here goes.

I love the 1st book more than this. But it's still soooo good :)

Here are my comments:

Alone/ Lost
Jaeden suffered a lot in the first book. As in really suffered. I was very sad for her then and i am still sad at the beginning if this book. She scared because she don't know how to deal with her love ones and it made her leave them behind. I admire her though in this one because she was still able to face some those fears. With a little help from her mate :)

Caia, i really felt he...more
Shawna LeAnn
Holy wow. Like seriously. Jeez. Cliffhanger much?! Just so you all know, what has me speaking like a tongue tied 13 year old is this amazing second book to this series. Samantha Young has once again put together a thrilling, fast pace, emotional journey for us. And when I say emotional, I mean it. I literally wanted to punch some people in the face. I could also have done with some shaking/slapping of some people also. I mean come on, some people need sense knocked into them once in awhile.

***

Th...more
Katieb (MundieMoms)
Darker twists and turns, and a continued sizzling chemistry between Caia and Lucien, make River Cast a fantastic sequel to Moon Spell.

River Cast continues were Moon Spell left off and now Caia is torn between her pack and embracing a different life with her magical powers. What I missed the most from Moon Spell was not having a lot of scenes with the pack, but Samantha delivers a new kind of action in the form of her magik world.

The twists and turns start when Caia goes to the Centre to learn ho...more
Yvi
In the beginnng I was a little scared that the second book would focus more on Jaeden than on Caia and Lucien (btw, I forgot to mention that I would like to have a mixture between Wolfe and Lucien for my fantasy, thank you)! But the story was just as amazing and while it did have the POV's from other characters, she still stuck with Lucien and Caia (making my heart break again on multiple occasions). I LOVED this book like I did the first one!! Onto the third now!

REREAD: Ohhhhhhhhhh, I just love...more
mundiemom5
May 05, 2011 mundiemom5 rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mortal Instruments and Harry Potter lovers
Samantha Young is quite an exciting writer. River Cast was so action packed I had trouble putting it down to do anything else. I actually read the entire book in three days. For readers looking for a series similar to the Harry Potter series or the Mortal Instruments series (which I was), you should definitely check out this series. The storyline is powerful and there are so many unforeseen twists I was, at many times, left with my mouth hanging out and my heart beating 100 miles an per. That is...more
Dani
4.5/5 stars


Of all Samantha Young’s series that I’ve read so far, I have to say that The Tale of Lunarmorte is probably my favorite… which I find somewhat ironically hilarious since, in general, I just don’t really get the whole werewolf thing. The mythology behind this series, though, is original and absolutely fascinating — the magic, the rules, the society, the politics, the prejudices. It’s just all very well fleshed out and presented. Little hint… it involves Greek gods and the origins of al...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Darker twists and turns, and a continued sizzling chemistry between Caia and Lucien, make River Cast a fantastic sequel to Moon Spell.

River Cast continues were Moon Spell left off and now Caia is torn between her pack and embracing a different life with her magical powers. What I missed the most from Moon Spell was not having a lot of scenes with the pack, but Samantha delivers a new kind of action in the form of her magik world.

The twists and turns start when Caia goes to the Centre to learn ho...more
Sheri
Sensatoinal. Captivating. Absolutely Awe-freaking-Some!
5
(crazy good) stars!!

I was stunned into addiction with the first few chapters...River Cast was glued to my hand, and I felt as if I might have slight heart palipations by the end.
I will admit I was a bit upset with Lucien and Caia in the first book (okay, I was fuming mad at them!)
Thankfully they redeemed themselves..even if it took most of the book for them to do so.
Jae ran from the pack, afraid and embarassed by her horrific secrets..ash...more
Johanna
River Cast
(The Tale of Lunarmorte, Book #2)
by Samantha Young

Genre: Paranormal Romance | Young-Adult

Swept into the world of the Daylight Coven, Caia is caught between her loyalty to the Daylights and her new insight into the hearts of the Midnights. As more obstacles are thrown in her and Lucien's way, Caia finds herself becoming further adrift from him and Pack Errante. With no one to turn to, Caia has to make the most difficult choice of all... Which Coven does she truly belong with?

Not all is...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
3.25 stars. Book 2 takes the action and adventure up a notch. Where Moon Spell felt more like a paranormal romance, this second installment in the Lunarmorte series brought a little bit of an edgier urban fantasy vibe to the table.

I found the story of the war and oncoming power shift to be a nice addition to the mix. Our female lead Caia struggled with her own beliefs and had to make hard decisions about who she was going to be, even if it meant standing up to the people who had been crucial in...more
Elise
"River Cast" by Samantha Young was just as great as book #1! Samantha is a fantastic author, and she keeps the readers well satisfied. I give the book 4 stars :) The characters keep growing on me, and i love Lucien even more at the end of the book. Samantha had me really frustrating when both Caia and Lucien refused to admit that they loved each other and that they were ment to be together, and when they finally did, hell broke lose. I simply can't wait to read book #3!

Re-Read 25.03.14
Damn, this...more
Anna
**sorry massive spoilers!** I couldn't help myself. ;)

You know I always worry about the second book when the first is mind-blowing because I'm never really certain if the second going to be as awesome as the first but it seems that this series just gets better and better with time!

I always try to pick out my favorite quotes but I kept finding myself saying, "o goodness this quote is amazing" and then flipping to the NEXT page and saying the same thing...and so on and so on. So basically I couldn...more
Eli
River Cast, the second instalment, in the Tale of Lunarmorte Trilogy is smooth, fast-paced, funny, sexy and drop dead supernatural. I loved how Young brought two of the other characters, Jaeden and Ryder, into the forefront. The sparks between them are great, they're so snarky and funny with each other and bring some light relief to the darker side of the story, as told through Caia and Lucien's eyes. We don't have as much of the pack in this one and I thought I'd really miss them but Young crea...more
Amy
After finishing Moon Spell I couldn't wait to get River Cast and see what happens next. River Cast was as amazing as Moon Spell. This is definitely a book that sends you through all kinds of emotions... you laugh, cry, and be angry. Following along with Caia and her new family and friends... and enemies will keep you on your toes! She finally has the threat of her uncle out of the way but that is followed by other obstacles and situations. Just like Moon Spell, River Cast keeps you hooked from b...more
Bookie Sam
I HAVE FIGURED IT OUT!

Our beloved author Samantha Young has a formula for her YA books.
This applies directly, but is not limited, to; Tales of Lunamorte, Warriors of Ankh & Fire Spirit.

1) OUR MC IS A LONELY GIRL WHO honestly believes she's either mundane or an ordinary kind of supernatural creature. Seriously, she genuinely believes there's nothing special about her.

2) THERE IS SOMETHING FREAKIN' SPECIAL ABOUT HER. Surprise, surprise. She's a HYBRID of some sort, and her mixed, powerful...more
Melanie
I enjoy this series, but I find I like the supporting cast much more than the hero and heroine. In this book, I find their relationship annoying and juvenile. They are so self-absorbed and let petty things get in the way, while ignoring the more important things. In the first book, they fell apart because the hero repeated lies and withholds information from the heroine. While some of it was understandable, he certainly crossed the line and went too far with keeping her from the truth. And rathe...more
Jonna
I was contemplating on giving it a 4 but heck let's be generous and give it a 5 instead.


Spoiler alert below!

The first book had more impact on me, concept-wise. But in terms of character development, this book beats book 1. Caia is definitely taking the spotlight here, you go girl! I love how she's aware of her powers. I also love how she embraced it, no angst and teenage whining. She's all like "I'm powerful, so screw you all, I'm gonna use it to make me the leader because I'm totes better than...more
Laura Holland
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Marcella Nielsen
Absolutely loved this book!!! Much better than the first. Jaeden and Ryder are so perfectly cute! I was laughing so much when i was reading from their POV. Ryder...omg like I said for the first book I really like him! and I love how he became a more prominent character in this book. He's so hilarious and full of life and love. The fact his and Jae's relationship wasn't a huge delay was also a thumbs up.
Lucien and Caia ' s relationship was soooooooo delayed and the whole time I'm just like " Can...more
Daniellekickapow
I loved her first novel...am definitely looking forward to this..

EDiTED TO ADD : I read it....awesome!! well done Samantha!
❤Rose (◕‿◕✿)
I wrote something before... but obviously for whatever crap reason, it didn't save, so i'll start again.

This was pretty amazing actually. I already had the 3rd book when I started reading the 2nd so I don't remember the second's ending very well... it's all kind of merged with the 3rd's beginning... .oh well. I can say that it was AMAZING enough to blur the lines... or atleast get me to continue on to the next book so quickly....

One thing I can say: The Ache. The fucking Ache that Lucien did bas...more
Rachel
Ended with a major cliffhanger!!!
Prami
Well things just got interesting.
Kyles
I am really loving this series! Loved reading more about Jae and Ryder!

My only annoyance was that some of the characters don't seem to learn from the mistakes they made in the first book, some of which I found frustrating..
(view spoiler)...more
Alysa H.
It was nice to see these characters again, and since one of the things that made me want to read Book 2 was the promise of seeing more Jaeden, I was happy with how much of her we got. In fact, her romance with Ryder, and the banter between them, was given more or less equal time with the "major" plotline: Caia's experience at the magick Center. (Caia's romance with Lucien, which was the focus of Book 1, took a backseat here and that's a good thing, as their will-they-won't-they dance became rath...more
MiMi
This book was not as good as the first. It took a loooooong time to pick up the pace. In fact, it didn't get really interesting until the last 50 pages or so. But that's okay I suppose.

So I am not even going to talk about the majority of the book because it was boring boring blah blah. I am only going to tell you about the last part. The interesting part.

In my review of the first book, I said how I was only reading this book to see what happens between Caia and Lucien. As you all should know by...more
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Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in twenty-seven countries.

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