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The Equinox

(Summer Solstice #2)

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  38 reviews
Katrina Summer finally comes to terms with her enchanted skin as she is challenged with an evil that threatens the Solstice settlement of Apollo Beach...

At a private gathering on Summer Island Kat meets an entire secret society of Enchanters – and other mythological descendants of a different breed. The gorgeous Valli sisters appear forcing Kat to take a deeper look into
Kindle Edition, 350 pages
Published December 11th 2014 by Boom Clap Books
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K.K. Allen Working on Book 3! Hope to keep the tradition of releasing on/around the Summer or Winter Solstice. But who knows...I may just release the next one on…moreWorking on Book 3! Hope to keep the tradition of releasing on/around the Summer or Winter Solstice. But who knows...I may just release the next one on the Autumn or Spring Equinox ;) Stay tuned. Best way is to Like my Facebook page where I'm constantly updating readers with the latest news, and sign up for my mail list at (just ask to join my newsletter). I sent out special updates rarely, but when you get them, they are good! Thank you for asking your question, Anna :)(less)

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Welcome back to Apollo Beach, where a group of powerful Enchanters hide in plain sight, serving in their roles as protectors of good, nature and each other. K.K. Allen is back with book two of her Summer Solstice series, Equinox and once again, she had me from page one. Kat has come to terms with her new life in a new environment as she meets more mythological descendants of the gods, eac
K.S. Marsden
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kat is embracing her new life, learning everything she can from her grandmother Rose, so she can finally feel like she belongs. Boy-related stress, secrets and a dangerous power that seems to be stalking her, all add up to make an interesting summer.

This is the second part of Allen's Summer Solstice series. I read the first part last year (click here for review) and found it a fun summer read. It had magic, new friends, a touch of romance; all that was missing was a bit of clout. Luckily, I've f
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy of this book to read and review.*

Going into this book, I was surprised to learn about some of the new things that was introduced in this world. I thought it was really cool since I've never read a book that had this aspect in it. There's so much more to this world and I loved that about this book.

I really like Kat's character. She has definitely grown from the first book. She's better adjusted to her life as an Enchanter. She can fend for
Katie Keller-Nieman
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A captivating read!
I enjoyed the first, but loved the second.

The beginning seemed a little rocky to me, a lot of sitting through boring meetings and listening to Kat repeat the same questions without answer, learning tiny bits of information so slowly that I didn’t really care. I just wanted Kat to do something. To take charge and stop hovering in her grandmother’s peripheral. As it was for Kat, it was for me. Frustrating.

But then there was Johnny. Circumstance changed and the book hit me. It h
Dennis Cardiff
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As the title suggests this book is enchanting. I loved it. The reader is entranced into following, the near to be, sixteen year old Kat as she leaves everything familiar to start a new life with her grandmother. Unknown to her, at first, is that her birthday will bring more than she could ever have expected.

The characters are well developed, the plot smooth and believable, the writing flawless. I eagerly anticipate K.K. Allen's next book, a sequel to this one. I recommend this book to all reader
K.K. Allen
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The Equinox is the BOOK TWO in The Summer Solstice Series and will be released to Amazon on December 11, 2014! Pre-orders are not available.

If you haven't checked out the Introduction to the series, The Summer Solstice: Enchanted, you'll want to start reading now - get your copy here:
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An Absolute Intense And Wonderful Read!

This is the 2nd Book in K.K. Allen's Summer Solstice Series. And it does not dissapoint! I had been gifted the first book in this series in exchange for an honest review, and I honestly loved it! (You can read my review of Enchanted here!) So much so, that I immediately purchased books 2 and 3!!!

This book picks up approximately 1 week after the end of things in book 1. Kat is looking for a job, not because she needs one, but she just wants one. Rose would r
J.C. Brennan
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As if turning sixteen isn’t hard enough but adding magic to it…well that can be torcher. Now, that Kat has been told of her powers and kind of come to terms with them she has something more menacing to face the Equinox. But when he comes for her the secrets, that are supposed to protect her, may just drive her to her death. So called friends, become enemies and who to trust become enough to drive one insane. However, there is so much more than just deceit to unravel in this story surprises that ...more
Joy Eileen
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in series, and it did not disappoint. K.K. allows more depth in the characters to arise. Enough questions from the first book are answered that you aren't frustrated as a reader. More questions come about to keep you intrigued and eager for the next installment. The chemistry between the lead and her love interest are palpable. (I refuse to spoil it so no names here folks) New characters with extraordinary talents come into the plot showing just how big K.K.'s imagination ...more
Nicole Campbell
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!! I really enjoyed this second installment of the Summer Solstice series :). The addition of the mermaids was a wonderful touch, and added a new layer of magic for me. I really loved the relationship between Kat and Johnny, but the ending felt a little abrupt for me. I wish we would have gotten to see more of them together. I can't wait to read the final book in this series and discover what happens with the Equinox, and please lord let there be more of Johnny. ...more
Marco Marek
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book two the Equinox is another success of KK. Allen, very well written and important that it's clear and easy to read. Some books are confusionary but not the Equinox, and it's not boring at all. The ability of the author is to have always something to reveal, one thing about Kat's mother that surprised her a lot, the Valli's sisters that are mermaids, just to name a few. Always a pleasure to read KK. Allen books and I recommend to read it. ...more
A.E. Albert
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A great book! I really enjoyed this new book in the series. KK Allen did a great job of thickening the plot and writing an agaging read. Like the first book, it's very well written; no typos or errors in grammar. I love the ending. Overall, the story takes the reader through twists and turns, until a very surprising end. ...more
Carolyn Reilly
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews, ya, urban-fantasy
The Equinox is a great second installment in the Summer Solstice series. A very enjoyable read, rich with magic, mystery and romance. I couldn't put it down! Definitely looking forward to book three! ...more
Peter Dickerson
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great sequel. A modern fantasy thriller. The heroine Kat is very likeable. Her ancient powers make the book really interesting and a good read. Waiting for Book 3. How will this all end?
Tiffany Holme
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Equinox was every bit the book that Enchanted was, if not more. It seems that Allen outdid herself with her second book, and blasted away second book syndrome with ease. I was hooked back into this enchanting world once again right from the first page. Sliding into this book was easy and made my nights at work a little harder because I just did not want to put the book down.

The plot only continues to thicken in this instalment. What I really loved though was how much more detail you get on
Ashley Tomlinson
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought I loved the first one but then I read this and I really LOVED this one! It had so much that makes me love this series so much more like mermaids. Yes it has freaking mermaids in it and who doesn't like mermaids?

This book goes deeper into Kat's story than the first one did, she finds out more about herself and her mother that she didn't know before. She finds out that Rose keeps a lot of secrets from her and there are other descendants out there that she never thought possible. Like des
Ryan Smith
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is going to be one of the greats ...

The Equinox is a perfect pick-up from Enchanted as we go deeper into the main character’s lives and meet some new characters who add even more flavor to the Summer Solstice series. What an awesome Book Two from Ms. Allen who gives her readers exactly what they have been asking for since the major cliffhangers of Book One kept us at the edge of our seats, our only disappointment being that we wanted more. I am so pleased by what was delivered; more romance
Tom Benson
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so maybe I’m not a young adult, or even a middle-aged adult, but I recognise a well-written story when I see one. My heart was gladdened to see that this is a young author who knows how to pitch a sequel.
There are too many writers who write a follow-up story in the wrong frame of mind. They want to continue the tale, but they forget that the reader may have read the first book a long time beforehand. Here, we see that K.K. Allen bears this in mind, as she drip-feeds the necessary informati
Alicja P
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Isn't it wonderful when you fall in love with the first book of a series and when you read the second book in the series you love it even more! That's what happened when I read The Equinox. We continue to follow Kat as she becomes more involved in the Enchanter community. We also get to know some of her friends more in depth as they become a larger part of her life. New characters are also introduced, like the Valli sisters. The residents of Apollo Beach are in fear and are struggling to come up ...more
Sherri Wingler
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I didn't think it was possible, but I loved this book even more than the first. All of the wonderful characters from the first book are back, and some new ones are introduced. Kat has finally accepted her rich heritage and begun to grow into her amazing powers under the over-protective eye of her grandmother, Rose. (I love Rose because she reminds me of my own grandmother.) She's a loving woman with the stubbornness of a mule.
I don't want to give away the many secrets of this book. I will simply
Gabriella Messina
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Continuing where "Enchanted" left off, "The Equinox" does what few sequels are able to do... it's better than the original. Here, we see Katrina Summer coming into her own as an Enchanter. The awkwardness is gone, replaced by a much more confident young woman eager to live her new life.

As the title suggests, the pivotal plot point is the search for the Equinox, crony of the big bad known as Erebus who has it in for all Enchanters in general and Kat Summer in particular. Kat tries not to let the
Lorna Francis
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a worrying and dangersous time for the residents of Appolo Beach after the events that occurred at Alec's 4th of July party.  
Katriona  Summer is tying to control and manage her magic as she , along with fellow Enchanters and their supporters face the ominous threat of the Equinox.  Kat has a determination to help other 16 year old descendants come to terms with the knowledge that she herself struggled with.
There is a huge twist in this tail and speaking of tails, we have mermaids in the
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Summer Solstice series has become a new favorite of mine. I love everything about it so far and cannot wait for the next book, The Descendants, to be released. They are a magical and enchanting read full of excellently executed twists and turns in the plot. It is such a joy to read these books.

The Equinox is the second book in the series. If you loved the first book, then you'll love this one even more. I feel that the first book was more of a prequel to set up the plot in The Equinox. This
David Malcolm
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
KK Allen’s fantasy world is built around Apollo Beach, and Harry Potter fans will love her new world of magic. KK Allen’s characters are real people, with real personalities, and each character is a bit mysterious. Some are even mermaids in disguise. The reader wants to know more about him or her, and the pages keep turning. Erebus, the God of Darkness and the Equinox, an ageless serpent with a quest, provides a fearful underworld of evil that threatens to destroy all that is good and wholesome ...more
Louise White
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Having read and loved The Summer Solstice, I was keen to read the follow up to this amazing adventure featuring the wonderful characters that K.K Allen has created. The lives of the descendants of the gods have become rather more complicated with the Equinox being a fearsome adversary who continues to threaten Kat’s community and the world at large. The story progresses at a good pace, and Kat grows and develops beautifully whilst learning about her new role and how to deal with the community’s ...more
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, paranormal
Book 2 of the Summer Solstice picks up where book 1 left us and is, in my opinion, even better than the first.

The well-developed characters from Enchanted are back and some new ones are introduced. The new characters are as dimensional as the familiar ones.
Kat continues to grow into her powers, as she faces betrayals, new challenges and new friendships.

K.K. Allen has, once again, taken me on a journey to Apollo Beach, and now that I'm home I can't wait to go back.

Hurry up with book 3, K.K.
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of receiving an advanced copy of The Equinox and was hugely impressed...

K.K Allen has superbly developed her story from part one. In part two everything is ramped up. There is more danger, more glamour and for me and best of all there is now most definitely romance and sexual tension in the relationship between Kat and Johnny. As a straight man I found Johnny ‘disturbingly’ attractive and am sure Ms. Allen’s female readers will go wild for his smouldering good looks.

The Equin
Jennifer Hinsman
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great second book in the Summer Solstice series. The book was full of suspense and magic. I really enjoyed the characters and watching them all grow and change. I’m in love with the sea creature loving, Johnny. His compassion for the sea life melted my heart and had me guessing who he really was. I literally am dying that I have to wait to read the next book in the series! I will definitely be getting it. Great read and a wonderful series!
Kylie Kaemke
Dec 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-published
The Summer Solstice had me completely under its spell. The Equinox had me in a puddle of feels that involved more than one fangirly squeal. This book is a fantastic sequel and I can't wait for the third! I bow down to K.K. Allen :D

Warning: the end will contain all the feels and the epilogue will be like *o* woah.

I recommend this series to everyone.

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Jessica Haggard-maxon
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a great follow up to the first book Summer Solctice!! Things that weren't answered in the first book were in this book! If life hadn't happened I wouldn't have been able to put this book down it was captivating and absolutely an awesome story! The characters though fiction were brought to life and so believable! I can't wait for the next book cause this series just keeps leaving you wanting more!! I am a forever fan of K.K. Allen! ...more
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K.K. Allen is the USA TODAY Bestselling and award-winning contemporary romance author of sweet, sexy, and inspiring stories that evoke emotion at every turn.

K.K.'s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief. And she continues to take reader’s emotions on an epic ride every single time with real, layered, comin

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