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Bane (The Coven #2)

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To protect those she loves from herself, Jax will leave them all behind. She'll risk everything in a desperate search for answers.
Jax Pherson fled the darkest of covens and from her own father's evil. For a brief moment, her courage was rewarded. She found everything she'd ever wanted. A normal life. An amazing boyfriend. An envy-worthy best friend .
But her past put them
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Paperback, 178 pages
Published May 31st 2012 by Bell Bridge Books
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Katy
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of YA paranormal fiction, Urban Fantasy
Recommended to Katy by: NetGalley
Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy Reading Level: YA

Disclosure: I received a free eGalley eBook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: To protect those she loves from herself, Jax will leave them all behind. She'll risk everything in a desperate search for answers. 

Jax Pherson fled the darkest of covens and from her own father's evil. For a brief moment, her courage was rewarded. She found everything she'd ever wanted. A normal life. An amazing boyfriend. An envy-worthy best fri
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Chibineko
If I were to say that Trish Milburn's Coven Trilogy is one of the great undiscovered gems of young adult urban fantasy, I wouldn't be lying. It's such a satisfying read, filled with all of the stuff I love in my "fun" reads that I'm honestly shocked that it isn't more well known than it is.

Where to start? I loved every page of this book. I'll be honest and say that you can see where the plot is going with this read. The twists and turns are a little predictable, but Milburn's writing is so incr
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Stacy Sabala
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense, romance, ya
Book Review- Bane by Trish Milburn

Jax and Egan are in Salem, Massachusetts looking for information that will help in fighting their coven. They have decided to go back to where it all started. They left Toni and Keller behind to keep them safe. Both Jax and Egan feel guilty about leaving them but know it was the right thing to do. As they are doing research they find a family of non-magical witches that agree to help them find information. Jax is surprised at what she finds. She must find the Ba
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Originally Posted at my Blog Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books

To protect those she loves from herself, Jax will leave them all behind.She’ll risk everything in a desperate search for answers.Jax Pherson fled the darkest of covens and from her own father’s evil. For a brief moment, her courage was rewarded. She found everything she’d ever wanted. A normal life. An amazing boyfriend. An envy-worthy best friend .But her past put them all in danger, forcing a confrontation with the dark covens. I
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Jackie
BOOK SYNOPSIS


To protect those she loves from herself, Jax will leave them all behind.She’ll risk everything in a desperate search for answers.

Jax Pherson fled the darkest of covens and from her own father’s evil. For a brief moment, her courage was rewarded. She found everything she’d ever wanted. A normal life. An amazing boyfriend. An envy-worthy best friend.

But her past put them all in danger, forcing a confrontation with the dark covens. In a life-and-death battle to save those she love
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Cinzia
Sep 12, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: net-galley
1.5 stella


“BANE” by Trish Milburn
Bane è il secondo libro della trilogia The Coven series scritta da Trish Milburn, e qui nasce spontanea la domanda: nessuno è più in grado di scrivere un libro fine a se stesso? Siamo costretti a sorbirci questa perenne infornata di serie? Faccio un piccolo riassunto anche della trama del libro precedente per poi passare al diretto interessato Bane.
In White Witch, Jax Pherson scappa da una oscura congrega di streghe e stregoni, per fuggire dalla malvagità del pad
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Sarah
Bane is the second book in Trish Milburn's new Coven trilogy so this review will contain spoilers for the first book. I don't think you'd be able to read this story as a stand alone as you'd be missing too much background information so I wouldn't recommend reading further if you haven't read White Witch.

Jax may have managed to win the battle against her coven at the end of the last book but she knows that won't be the last they hear of them. In fact she is convinced that they will join with Ega
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Melanie
Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ry-2012
The review
Bane is a really good continuation of White Witch. We pick up where we left of with Jax and Egan heading to Salem to try and find answers on how to stop the dark covens once and for all. They leave behind Keller and Toni believing that involving them any further would put them in unnecessary danger. Once in Salem the research begins and because they have trouble finding any clues they bring themselves to the attention of an overly helpful librarian who seems a little too interested in
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Cat's Review
Jun 01, 2013 rated it liked it
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Bane (Book 2: Coven Series) by Trish Milburn
Source: Netgalley
4/5 stars

Holy crap, Batman! Bane is the second book in Trish Milburn’s Coven series and just like book one, my socks have been rocked! Bane picks up precisely where White Witch ended with Jax and Egan having arrived in Salem after skipping out on Keller and Toni in Baker Gap, North Carolina. Yes, it’s as craptastic as it sounds

Jax and Egan have landed in Salem with a highly specific and rather terrifying agenda: find out what got into
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Tahlia Newland
Nov 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, urban-fantasy
This is the second book in the Coven series by Trish Milburn and I loved reading it every bit as much as I did the first one. In White Witch, Jax leaves her mobster-style witch coven and tries to start an independent life. For a time she had what she wanted, a normal life, an amazing boyfriend and a best friend—until her family found her. Though she finds the strength to resist when they try to take her back, in order to protect the people they love, she and her cousin Eagon leave the town they ...more
Anya
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Bane is the second in the coven series and tells the story of Jax and Egan traveling to Salem to try to find out the truth about the covens, Jax’s power and how to stop the evil for good. Too bad the rest of the world didn’t have the same plan….
Bane is the second of the Coven series, and so this review will contain spoilers for the first book, White Witch. If you haven’t read White Witch, check out my review :). After finishing White Witch, I was quite excited to see that Bane was also open for
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Cyndy Aleo
Jun 14, 2012 rated it liked it
After the abrupt ending of Trish Milburn's White Witch , I was eager to see what happened with the characters, so when I had the opportunity to review a copy of the sequel, Bane via NetGalley, I took it. When we last saw Jax, who'd left her coven wanting to be a good witch, and her friend (possible cousin; it's confusing) Egan, they had left their friends (and significant others) Toni and Keller to keep them safe and headed for Salem, Massachusetts, hoping to find answers about a legendary wh ...more
Kristina
Jun 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Originally published at Nose in a Book.

Longest summary ever, right? WordPress hated it so much. Anyway, back in February I read and reviewed White Witch by Trish Milburn. I liked it a lot for its mixture of magic and modernity, so when I saw the sequel on NetGalley, I couldn’t say no (despite being weeks behind on other galleys)! It was such a quick read, and I was really excited to be immersed in Jax’s world again. In Salem, Jax and Egan meet a lot of people, including a potential love interest
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Rhonda
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Monday, June 11, 2012Review: Bane by Trish Milburn
4 STARS Wow! I want book 3 now. Was not ready for it to end. Bane is the second book of the Coven series. The first is White Witch and the third is Magick coming out in sept,2012. Bane takes off just awhile after White Witch. Jax and Egan have left thier friends in North Carolina and are in Salem. Where it all started looking for answers how to stop thier Covens and how to control the evil within them. Jax is not finding out much searching at th
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jun 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
I really enjoyed White Witch, it was such a nice fresh take on witches and good versus evil so I was happy to see that the next installment in the series was already out and just waiting for me to crack it open.

Bane picks up pretty much where White Witch left off. Egan and Jax leave Keller and Toni regretfully behind and are now in Salem searching for more information about if white witches really exist and for anything that can help explain the power that Jax seems to have.

There is so much that
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Naomi
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Arrgh!! Just when things were getting interesting, the story ends on a cliffhanger!! But I want to know more now!! Haha!!

I thought the White Witch was more a lively read, watching a young girl turn her life around and doing normal teenage things until evil basically lands on her doorstep. But in Bane it was completely different, very intense and serious. There weren't many laugh out loud scenes as everyone is on edge most of the time. It was a sensational second book in the series; I ju
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Richard Hayes
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
NOTE: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Nothing was asked except a honest review.

When Jaxina Pherson A.K.A. Jax Taylor, in book 1 (White Witch) ran away from her families dark coven, she knew that it put her under a death sentence. Later Egan Byrne, also a witch on the run from his coven, later they were in a battle with Jaxs' family and by drawing on powers, she was able to defeat them but will they help her become a white witch as she wants or turn her completely dark?

In this
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Heather Wood
Jun 18, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a tough review to write because I have a feeling the next book is going to be really good. However, not much happened during this sequel to White Witch and I couldn't help feeling a little let down. I like Milburn's writing style and I really enjoy the characters of Egan and Jax, but the plot in this one was kind of a snooze.

What I Liked: Jax and Egan continue to be my favorite characters. They are both good witches with dark undercurrents to their personalities. Ever since the showdown
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Kayla Eklund
Bane was an incredible sequel to White Witch. The beginning of Bane starts where White Witch left off, right after the coven battle. Jax is trying to find answers about how to defeat the coven for good. The plot was incredible, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I finished the book within a couple of hours. I didn't take any breaks from reading because I couldn't put it down. There were no plot holes. The setting of Salem, Massachusetts was ingenious and added a lot to the plot. The Salem Witch ...more
Theresa Jones
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Bane starts off right where White Witch stops. It has been a long while since I read White Witch, so Im glad I skimmed back through it. I feel that without reading the first book, you might be lost in reading this one.

That being said, the action started right away. Jax and Egan have left those they love (Toni and Keller) behind to try and keep them safe and now are on a mission to try and take down the Covens. You learn so much back history about the witch’s and the covens, and I loved how Trish
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Julie-anne
Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed White Witch. The story was alright but, for some reason that I don't know, I just didn't enjoy it the same.

Jax and Egan are in Salem looking for anything that'll help them overthrow the dark covens. They attract the attention of a family of witches who didn't take in the dark powers at the time of the witch trials, so they have no power. But they do have knowledge, knowledge that will help Jax and Egan. They discover a group of witches
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Harriet
(epub, not Kindle ebook. Cross-posted at NetGalley.) Jax's fight against the evil witch covens continues as she and Egan go to Salem, hoping to find answers. The first-person narrative is engaging; Jax's inner thoughts and emotions are completely open to the reader. This light, cozy read has just enough action (mostly in the second half) to keep a fairly quick pace. Other things I liked: reading about Salem (I recognized a few places, including the memorial for the victims of the Salem witch tri ...more
Daniela
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
In BANE Trish Milburn continues the story of Jax who has fled her dark witch coven to escape and find out if she is what she thinks: A white witch. At the end of the first book she fought her coven and won, but took into her a force that she explores in this book; and the influence of which on her are questionable. She and her sidekick Egan, who is in the same situation as her, hide out in Salem, refraining from using magik as that might alert their covens as to their whereabouts all the while t ...more
Stacy
Jun 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
BANE starts up immediately after the events of WHITE WITCH with Jax and Egan leaving their new life in the middle of the night to save those they love from harm. The jump right into researching their families pasts and looking for help in Salem. They quickly learn they are not alone in their pursuit to fight the covens.

Jax's voice continued to be a great base for the story. She was easy to read and her emotions and feelings were always out there. I liked the new characters that were introduced
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Mandy
Oct 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Having previously fled from her over-controlling father and the other witches of the dark coven, Jax Pherson is on the run again. Leaving those she cares about behind in an attempt to protect them, she and another rebelling witch, Egan, are on the search for a way to stop their families and covens. Gaining allies along they way, Jax and Egan realize that they can't beat the evil alone.

Bane is the second book in Trish Milburn's The Coven Series. While there were definitely aspects of the book tha
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Ian
Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: b-favorites
After doing battle with the coven she is running from, Jax heads to Salem in the hopes of finding some answers, and learning to control her burgeoning powers. But she is afflicted with constant head-aches and the darkness within her is trying to assert control.
She desperately needs to find a shadowy group of witches called The Bane who might be able to help her take control of her power and vanquish the darkness. But a powerful hunter is on her tracks and her coven has gone mysteriously quiet a
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Vicci
Aug 23, 2012 rated it liked it
I was so looking forward to this book I really loved the first book in the series.
I am sad to say I was dispointed in this book. It did not flow as smooth as the first one.
I was not drawn into this one as fast as I was the frist book. I keep waiting for this book to pull me in and not let go. It never did, I had a hard time relating to the Characters and the plots that played out. Jax really seemed to struggle to find a space in this book where we still wanted to root for her, She just seemed
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Carolyn Tepe
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Left me hanging! Book three needs to come soon. I really enjoyed this book with its twists and turns and storyline. This is a great read for young adults. The book is engaing and fast paced. Just when you think the story has finished, it suprises you with the depth of its twists and brings you back to the story. The charaters are well written. This book is young adult and written for them thus this review is written with them in mind. You love young adult? You will love this series.
Lindsay
May 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
This is the lowest rating that I have ever given a book on a review, and it was more for the fact that it was incredibly slower paced then the first book. Didn't get to the good stuff until the very end of the book, the book was only 178 pages long and was also priced very high at $9.30 for Kindle and when you are paying that pricing you expect a great book. This wasn't it, which was disappointing especially since the first was very good. I am very DISAPPOINTED!
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