I'm always wondering where the author is going to take the characters and story in the second book of a trilogy. Well I loved where she took them. TheI'm always wondering where the author is going to take the characters and story in the second book of a trilogy. Well I loved where she took them. They not only spent time in Montana but also in Tenavae. I didn't want to put my kindle down at times. I needed to know what was going to happen next.
Alora and Kaevin are living in Montana at the moment. Kavein is having a difficult time with school and just figuring out how things work in this realm. Things are seeming to go good until Kaevin knows something is wrong with Jireo through his bond. Once they travel back to find out what is going on they find out more than they expected. Vindrake is still on his hunt to find, capture and kill Alora and Kaevin. It's only a matter of time before Vindrake finds the portal to Montana. Alora and Kaevin enlist the help of their friends and family to figure out how to close the portal for good.
When you are fighting against a villain like Vindrake things don't always go as planned. Will Alora drain both herself and Kaevin by using too much of the soulmate bond. Will they get the poral closed or will Vindrake seem to win again?
There is so much action and suspense that you will feel like you never want to stop reading. I loved that the characters from the previous book are just as much a part of this one. They just add to the fun of reading it. There are some funny moments and some dark moments. But when they are mixed together they make for a really great story. There are quite a few surprises about some of the characters that shocked me a bit. I hope that they are tied up in the final book. I am looking forward to finding out how it ends. Overall a great sequel, fun characters and just an awesome story! This e-book was provided to me for review. This did not affect my review in any way....more
Alora is one of those books that will draw you in right from the start. I fell in love with the characters and the story right from the beginning.
AlorAlora is one of those books that will draw you in right from the start. I fell in love with the characters and the story right from the beginning.
Alora is an average 15 year old girl living in Montana. She has no idea she is very powerful. She was born with an unusual jewel in her belly button. Her "aunt" Lena, who passed away before the story begins, and her "uncle" Charles have raised her since her birth. One day while in the shower Alora starts having visions of some good looking boy, Kaevin. Although she has no idea who he is or how she is seeing him. She is half Stone-Clan and half Water-Clan.
She begins to transport Kaevin from another realm to Montana. Alora and Kaevin soon realize they are soulmates. They have to touch at least once a day or they begin to loose their strength. If they kiss it makes them stronger and improves their powers. This does not make Charles happy at all. I really liked Beth and Wesley, Alora's friends. Wesley is fun and Beth is a go getter. Together with their friends and family they must find a way to fight Alora's father Vindrake. He is an evil villain and the leader of the Water-Clan. He wants to use find Alora for her Wander Jewel powers to gain control of all the clans in his realm.
The author did such a great job with the story building and the character development. You feel like these could be your friends. Although it is a fantasy things just seem so real and fun. I liked how everyone got along really well. I really liked all the characters and enjoyed Alora and Kaevin's romance. Vindrake is the evil villain that you just love to hate. I can't wait to read the other books in this series. I highly recommend you read this fun, exciting, coming of age fantasy. You will not want to put it down, I know I didn't! ...more
Moonlight War - Act 1 is great. With each new book in this series I find myself being drawed in more and more. This second book did not disappoint. IMoonlight War - Act 1 is great. With each new book in this series I find myself being drawed in more and more. This second book did not disappoint. I really enjoyed reading the first one in this series and was excited to start reading this one. It was just as good as the first one. But with this one we get to meet new characters and go to other realms.
Here we see Brooke out on a mission with Arantay. While Evan is back at Veneseron training for his next trial. Jed is being himself trying to flirt with all the girls. I just love his personality and he is one of my favorites in this book. He makes me laugh throughout the story.
Evan and his friends are also trying to figure out what is going on around there. Girls keep coming up missing and are they are being told that the girls are just runaways. They don’t believe this and start to investigate on their own. Evan at the same time is trying to keep his demon side quiet and not let others find out about it.
Brooke and Arantay are in London trying to find a rogue werewolf who has been terrorizing the city. While they both have feelings for each other, now is not the time to act on them. They want to try to heal or cure the rogue werewolf and find out what is causing his madness. It’s not long before they have their run ins with other creatures who don’t like and don’t want venators in their city.
Will they make it out alive? Will Evan and his friends pass their trial and move to the next level? You need to read this great story to find out. If that is not enough there are many other characters that we meet along the way that I’m wondering how and when they will fit into the story with Evan and Brooke. It’s a lot to take in with so much going on and so many characters stories. In the end we are left with some real cliffhangers. But that being said I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to see what happens next. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way. ...more
A Darker Shade of Sorcery is a darker fantasy but is fun at the same time, if that makes sense. I really enjoyed reading it and am going to be on theA Darker Shade of Sorcery is a darker fantasy but is fun at the same time, if that makes sense. I really enjoyed reading it and am going to be on the lookout for more books by this author.
Evan doesn't really have a good life, he never knew his parents and was raised by his "grandmother" who is actually no relation to him. He is bullied by the kid's at school and doesn't have any friends. That all changes when he is taken to another realm, Veneseron, which is a school for demon hunters. Here he is given a week to start training to become a demon hunter. He has the option to leave and go back to Earth after a week. Fortunantly for him he decides to stay. Evan has finally found somewhere he belongs and fits in. Things seem to be going well for him.
Brooke has a somewhat normal life. Her family although doesn't really like her and could care less if she was around or not. She too is taken and has the same option to stay or leave. Evan and Brooke become fast friends and continue to make friends with some of the other Venators.
The world that Collins created is dark, magical and entertaining all at the same time. There are so many characters that I could not keep track of them all. The statues move, talk and can do some things to people. The students train to become demon hunters and have to move up the ranks to be able to go out to other realms to fight the demons. But they never expected to have demons invade Veneseron.
I really liked Evan and Brooke but I loved Jed, he is so funny and such a likeable character. I also really liked reading and learning about Arantay. This book just has so much to offer, with all the characters, different types of monsters, all the cool magic and a bit of romance. What's not to like? The last part of the book is really good and fast paced. We learn some really crazy dark things about who Evan and Brooke's real parents are.
I can't wait to read the next book in this series! I recommend this if you like fantasy with a some darkness to it. This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way....more