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Second Stone (Souls of the Stones #2)

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With her prince by her side, Emariya Warren begins the journey to Sheas to confront her uncle and bring her father home.

Only days after leaving the castle, the devastating news of her brother's continued treachery threatens to tear Torian and Emariya apart. But before Emariya can try to repair the rift between her and her prince, she must first answer one important questi
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Published February 15th 2013 by Kelly Walker (first published February 1st 2013)
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I want to start by apologizing for how long it took me to post this review. Feb/March was a super busy time for me...and I will stop making excuses and just get on with the review.

I received this arc from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I'll start by saying how much I LOVED the first book in this series-from the world this story is set in to the magic system. The setting is so well thought out, and the characters were well developed and likable.

I was really excited to read the seque
Lyle Appleyard
I got a copy of this book as part of the GoodReads FirstReads Giveaway contest.

I was a little apprensive about reading the second novel of this trilogy. The second book in a trilogy is usually a filler book that just keeps the story going until the third book comes out.

This book breaks that mold. There were many things that happened. I was very surprised when a major foe of the heroes is killed. I was expecting him and his army to be part of the story until the end. There was a hint of intrigue
(sorry I didn't post a review any time sooner, been busy prepping for a feast)

Overall this second installment of this trilogy was rather boring. Nothing ever really happened until they got to Sheas and met Rees Hendel and figured out some stuff that you, as a reader, already knew about. I did love the chapters written from Terin's point of view, though, and I like the idea of Jessa getting a love interest - although I think they almost became friendly with one another too quickly, considering th
What I like about Second Stone is the pacing of the plot, the personality shifts in characters and the action and romance of this book. Each character shows his/her personality and soon those personalities shift as new characters join the story and the power hangs between Emariya and Torian. I like the climax of this book which leaves the reader waiting for the next book. In all I’d rate this book 5 stars.

the plot of Second Stone revolves around Torian and Emariya as they soon begin to search
Love this second book in this series! It picked up seamlessly from book one and continued the journey of Emariya and Torian, and all their friends and followers. The world building and secondary characters in these books have been amazing so far. Not too much to be overwhelming or drag the story down, but just enough to really allow me to picture people and places. I love the relationship that is developing between Torian and Riya, and I can't wait to see where Walker takes everyone in the third ...more
Elisabeth Wheatley
So, Cornerstone was a bit of a long and winding road in the beginning, but I really wanted to know what would happen, hence I downloaded the next two books. And I had a blast! The world needs more Epic Fantasy Romances. It just does.

The plot:

These books are marked as Romance and this one does more living up to that label. Still, there are plenty of dangers, battles, political considerations, and magical entanglements that keep it true fantasy. There is more exploration here of the Stones and wha
I received this book free from goodreads first reads. This was the first book that I ever won from goodreads but it has taken me forever to get to it :(
I love this cover! It's so whimsical and fits this fantasy story perfectly. Second Stone is book two in The Soul of the Stones series by Kelly Walker that I have been able to read and review. I'm not gonna lie, I liked this instalment way better than the first. I feel like this book flowed better, there was way more action and the best part, I wa
In the second book of the Souls of the Stones we pick up right where we left the first book. Emariya has agreed to an engagement to Prince Torian despite the prophecy of the stones. The alliance is one to convince the people of Torian’s kingdom to support the search and retrieval of Emariya’s father, who is still missing.
The opening scene’s of this book are scary. Princess Terin is kidnapped and Emariya is trapped in some sort of black void. Both are a product of heartbreaking betrayal from peop
The stakes were upped in Second Stone. Everything that was good in book 1 was ten times better in book 2. Higher stakes, deeper romance, and more betrayals. This book was a wonderful continuation of the Souls of the Stones series.

Emariya was a much stronger heroine in this book. She finally found her place at the end of book 1 and, in this book, she thrives in it. She meets her potential as a leader and makes the preparations for a war. She went from a good heroine to a great heroine.

Torian was
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Kelly Walker, All Night Reads, and Netgalley.)
This is the second book in the ‘Souls of the Stones’ series, and kicks off where book 1 ‘Cornerstone’ left off.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 – ‘Cornerstone’.**
Emariya and Torian have admitted their feelings for one another, and have decided to wed, but only if uniting the stones will not cause death and destruction the way the prophecy say
I really enjoyed reading Second Stone and following along in the continuing story of Emariya. Kelly Walker is a great author and rights very well. I look forward to reading more of her work!

The book starts out capturing your attention: Emariya and Torian announce their engagement despite the warnings of the prophecies. Immediately following the announcement they set out to rescue her father. Not long after leaving, Torian's sister Terin is kidnapped and being taken to Emariya's brother who assu
I was given this book as an R4R in exchange for an honest opinion. I would like to thank Kelly Walker for writing this amazing book and providing me with a copy.

Second Stone picks up right after Cornerstone. Emariya has agreed to marry Torian despite the warnings of the prophecies. Emariya and Torian set out on a journey to rescue her father, Lord Oren, and Torian's sister Terin, who is kidnapped by Emariya's brother to bind the stones. Kelly Walker is a great fantasy writer. The imagery is so
Reviewed by Inna @ Inna's Little Bookshelves
Before I start my review I would just like to thank Kelly Walker the author of this amazing novel for providing me with a copy in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.
Okay, so after how the last book ended I just had to get my hands on this and lucky for me I didn't have to wait long at all.
In this book the action is more intense and the stakes are so much higher. I felt so bad for Emariya in this book. Not only is she still hurt by her brothers
Soma "Insomnia Of Books"
I am always weary about the second books in series. New Moon (Twilight #2) was too depressing, Torment (Fallen #2) didn't capture me at all. So, you can guess my doubts about this. Fortunately, Second Stone was as intriguing and as lovely as the first book.
Emariya and Torian have tested the saying "love conquers all" a lot of times but their hearts are still in conflict. But suddenly, Emariya finds herself lost in darkness, in emptiness and she cannot seem to wake up. Will love truly conquer
This book is better than the 1st one. Why?

Because the main character Riya (Emariya) started to act more reasonably. The 1st was a series of falling from one foolish act to another, till I didn't understand what Torian , found in her beside her being a beauty. And I don't know if it in synchronization to the confusion of her but many times i lost the sequence of the plot, and the explanation seemed to me very feeble. And the journey was, at times, a bit slow-moving for me.
But in the 2nd book Kell
After finishing Cornerstone I immediately moved on to Second Stone. I read it end to end in a day and was rather negligent in my everyday duties to do it. That’s right; I cancelled two meetings to finish it. The pace was amazing, the love story sweet and heartening, the battles fierce and the politics cut throat.

This is the hard part about the no-spoiler reviews because I really want to say so much more about the emotions that the story evoked in me but it would give away too much. This story re
Second Stone had me up and down, loving characters one moment, hating them the next. Emariya and Torian's relationship seemed to become more real, perhaps because they actually had the chance to get to know each other. And I loved how they tested the waters, wanting to fall in love outside of the pull of the stones. But Reeve...ugh, even the mention of his name makes my blood boil. I hate his choices in this book, and I hate the consequences of his choices, and I hate his relationships. That's a ...more
I was granted view of this book "All Night Reads" in exchange for an honest review.

"Second Stone" starts off right after where the first book ended. Emariya is now engaged to Prince Dorian despite forewarning of the prophecy.

Emariya's brother is still a threat at large and is foreboding to tear Emariya and Dorian's relationship apart. Now finding herself lost in darkness and despair and in a situation she can't seem to wake up from. How will it all end for Emariya and her prince? Will they get t
Sandy Coker
This book has lots of intrigue. I do find the main characters a little bit on the goody two shoes side for my taste. This is book 2 in what I assume is a trilogy and no one has had sex yet. Not implied or in fact. Although the author is not afraid to kill someone off. Frustrating!
I am still loving the fact that the main characters are so in love to the point of needing to have contact with each other to relieve anxiety caused from daily stress or being apart too long. Kind of creepy but in a "t
Trista Siegel
The difference between this book and the first one is that the events leading up to the climax were actually developed better and the action is presented better. Overall, this second book is in a totally different category than the first. I am actually glad because usually when the first book is bad the ones that follow get worse but it looks like Kelly Walker improved as she continued the story. It gives me high hopes for the next novel. Even though the book was substantially better than the fi ...more
Margie Murrow

Great book with strong characters. It held me clear through to the very end. Looking forward to the last installment
This novel was sad in so many way but it made me so proud in others to watch the characters grow into themselves and expand.
Song Xiong
Because I didn't much care for the love story, I didn't much care for this book.
Jessica N.

This, the second book in the Souls of Stones series, was thankfully a step up from the first one. More action, more character development, better pacing. Stuff actually happens in this one. Yay for stuff!
I quite liked it. Whenever I had to put it down, I found myself itching to get back to it!
I can recommend to everyone! No swearing or sex, and the main characters respect and love each other - that can be rare in YA literature today.
Thank you NetGalley and All Nig
Wow! A great sequel. The first book was pretty good, but as I continued to read I found myself absolutely captivated by this second book. This book was much more intense and fast-moving, which contributed to its success. Ms. Walker does know how to draw the reader into her books and keep their attention throughout. Emariya is one strong, female heroine who will do what has to be done for her people. I also liked the fact that the book continued right from book 1. A thoroughly good read. Kudos to ...more
Kelli Jean
3.5 stars, really. Second Stone was much more interesting, and action packed, compared to Cornerstone. Dealing with betrayal in its highest calibre, Emariya sets off into her destiny supported by love and true friendship. Although the love between herself and Torian is somewhat forced and needy, one can't help but feel a sense of happiness that they have one another. More (loyal) family members make an appearance, and differences are put aside, so Emariya can forge ahead with her dream of unitin ...more
Alannah Clarke
I thought this book started off better than the first book in the series. I believed Emariya to be a much stronger character in this second book and a better heroine which made the book enjoyable for me.

There was so much tension in the book overall, I really felt that the suspenseful plotline made the overall book stronger than the first one. I was beginning to get hooked to the overall storyline, I absolutely loved the ending and can't wait to read the next book.
Just like with the first installment this book kept me interested and was pretty hard to put down all the way through. There was rarely a dull moment and I'm excited to finish the final installment as well as the in between novels.
Rachael Woohoo
Nov 24, 2012 Rachael Woohoo marked it as to-read
Whaaat. Feb 2013?

Well, I suppose it could be worse.


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Kelly Walker is a YA and NA author of several romantic titles, including the Souls of the Stones series. She has an unhealthy appreciation for chocolate, and a soft spot for rescued animals. Her best lessons on writing came from a lifetime of reading. She loves the fantastical, and the magical, and believes a captivating romance can be the most realistic magic of all. Kelly, her husband and her tw ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Souls of the Stones (3 books)
  • Cornerstone (Souls of the Stones, #1)
  • Broken Stone (Souls of the Stones, #3)
No One's Angel (Chadwell Hearts, #1) Cornerstone (Souls of the Stones, #1) Broken Stone (Souls of the Stones, #3) No One's Hero (Chadwell Hearts, #2) Severed Stone (Souls of the Stones, #0.5)

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