Gold (Bandia #2)
Wrestling with her newfound feelings for the more innocent Austin, Brianna begins to wonde ...more
I do plan on reviewing this book when I read the finished copy when it releases next fall.
To say her second book was even better than the first would be such an understatement. Once again Vance managed to create a story so beautiful it is heartbreaking, so surprising that it will take your breath away. Va ...more
Whatever I expected from this book, it was torn apart within the first chapter. This book takes us in a new direction. At the end of Silver, a tenuous peace existed between Brianna and the Sons. But, it was obvious that it wasn't going to last long. In Gold, Brianna has to run from the Sons' wrath after being blamed for something she didn't ...more
It's quite hard to express how impressed I was with Gold. I have a vague memory of reading Silver a while back and I don't recall being as invested in it as I was in this one. It's rare that a sequel surpasses the first in a series, but it's easy to say that Vance succeeded with Gold.
The book starts off with Brianna on her way to Lorcan Hall, Ireland. Events occurring between the first and second book led to Brianna's exile in Ireland, which also led to the end of her relationship with Blake.
Talia Vance outdid herself with Gold! Everything that the reader enjoyed in Silver (Bandia #1) is amplified in this highly anticipated sequel. Brianna has grown some, matured, is mastering her powers, and is no longer bonded with Blake. (The book's title gives a hint to Brianna's new love interest!) Gold takes the reader from sunny Rancho Domingo, California to chilly and magical Cath, Ireland. And Talia takes the romance to ...more
Brianna is running for her life being hunted by the Sons of Killian. She goes to Austin Montgomery's estate. They same Austin that she banished back to hell. Accidentally touching her bracelet charm to a rock on the estate, Brianna opens a portal in time to an early Austin and Austin before the god fued.
A new god player appears ...more
The plot twist at the very beginning of the sequel was really effective. I was thankful that Talia Vance now knew what she was doing, replacing Blake with Austin as the leading man. I was actually able to connect with Austin and Brianna, never like I had with her and Blake. This new pairing, was amazing, ...more
Gold picks up a little after Silver ended, with Brianna going to Ireland for her own safety and trying to figure out herself.
This book has proven to be more deep and more engaging that Silver was, and even though I liked Silver, I've loved Gold much more.
Everything is more in depth here, the look at the characters, the co ...more
In this book, the story is continued from the previous book Silver. Brianna is a bandia or witch running from the sons of Killian, a group of demigods. She is a witch that can control the elements. She finds herself hiding in Ireland, staying at the estate of Austin Montgomery, the god of the Underworld. She has banished Austin back to the Underworld for a thousand years. So they are not friends, but this seems to be the safest place for her.
Then Austin is pulled ...more
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Minimal
Violent Content Rating: Mild
This book was incredibly well written, but at times, very hard to follow. I think reading the first book (Silver) before reading this book would have helped. I really did like the book and once I started understanding what powers were at work and who the players were, it began to make much more sense and was a more enjoyable read.
The characters are very well written and we quickly are rem ...more
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Gold was a really weird book for me. Loved some bits, hated others.
Thoughts During Reading:
I'm almost to the end of Gold and I just feel like I need to say this. NOTHING IS HAPPENING!!! The whole book is just all talk. Talking about relationships, talking about fighting instead of actually fighting. They keep saying that this big fight is gonna happen but where the heck is it? I just kept reading hoping something would pop up.
Update: finished. It feels like I've ...more
I really LOVE AUSTIN!! In the first book who played a bad/mysterious guy it is safe to say the in this book he is just... AMAZING !!!!! ^.^ To bad something happ ...more
(Book #2: The Bandia Series)
Rating: 5/5 stars
Ireland is a wonderfully beautiful country (I know, I have been there) except when you are on the run and hoping to simply survive. Brianna has fled her home and is en route to Lorcan Hall, the home of her enemy and the god she returned to Hell, Austin Montgomery. Yeah, you read that correctly. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer . . .
Completely unhappy with her situation, Brianna does her best to settle ...more
Silver and Gold are pure entertainment. It is exactly the type of series you speed read through in 2 days simply to take a break from the type of thought provoking novels that tend to produce migraines or make you depressed, it is the type of series where you couldn't care less about the plot because let's be honest all you care about are the adorable boys.
Austin and Brianna have got to be the BEST YA COUPLE . Silver made ...more
The story was both realistic and fantastical in a way that really pulled me in and allowed me to get swept up into the plot. The book was amazing in a way that few books ever are, and I loved every minute of this fantastic journey. The characters were so cute and romantic. Everything in this book just seemed to be brimming with hope and goodwil ...more
The main reason why I wasn’t crazy about the book is because it started off rather slowly. No, I shouldn’t say slow. It’s more like the be ...more
Silver, the first novel in the Bandia series, was on of my top 2012 reads so I had extremely high expectations for this one. I'm happy to say that Gold was even better than Silver and has clenched a spot on my top 2013 reads list. I love the lore in this series. It's reminiscent of Greek mythology, but still unique. The bandia, sons, and gods will clash in the ultimate battle, but who will be victorious? Just like in ...more
Brianna is such a strong character and she continues to prove it countless times during Gold. I really respected the way that she handled all of the challenges that were thrown her way and that she didn’t give up, no matter the cost.
Going into ...more