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The Omen of Stones

(When Wishes Bleed #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  834 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Spirit and Stone. Song and Sky. Fate and Future all align.

On my seventeenth birthday, I finally heard Fate’s voice. He whispered to me again and again, insisting I find the Omen of Stones. Having never heard of such lore, I thought I could ignore his pleas. The Summer Solstice proved otherwise. Being surrounded by fellow witches worked my magic up into a powerful swell tha
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Published March 13th 2020
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C.L. Cannon
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I did not think I could enjoy a book more than the previous one, When Wishes Bleed, and I stand corrected! I think I loved The Omen of Stones even more! Omen and River are well-written characters who I cared about immensely, and that is one of the hardest things for a writer to do, to make you care about these fictional people like they are real. I love the magic system of this world and found River's talent to be unique and bittersweet. It has to be a burden to have a power like that, but it wa ...more
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I completely fell in love with The Omen of Stones. I really world and character building that Casey Bond put into this story, its so unique and different from anything Ive read. The creativity is mind blowing. I really didnt know what to expect from reading The Omen of Stones, especially since the main leads weren't Sable and Tauren, I loved them so much that I was afraid to read this one but at the same time wanted to know what was to come. Casey Bond did not dissapoint, River and Omen are phen ...more
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/5 🌟's

Jan 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book more than the first one!!! I love how it shows the story from the parents (from the original book) perspective as well as Omen and River. I'll try not to spoil anything but I definitely recommend this book! River is incredibly sweet, given who his parents are I'm not surprised. He is always careful to not invade Omen’s space. That is kind of refreshing in books as of late. This book showed amazing love stories without pushing the boundaries of problematic male characters. ...more
Olivia Wildenstein
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A bewitching adventure filled with a wonderful cast of characters, a powerful magic system, and swoony romance.

I loved seeing Sable again. Her son was a sweetheart and Omen’s power was so original.
✩ Yaz ✩
3.5 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

Spirit and Stone,
Song and Sky,
Fate and Future all align.

The Omen of Stones is the sequel to When Wishes Bleed, and while the events of the book take place a few years after the first book and within the same universe, the story follows new protagonists which is something I did not expect but I'm also glad to see the old characters more than often make an appearance.

Since this is a sequel, I won't write a long and detailed review since I want to keep it spoiler-free.

Just like the fir
Erin Kiernan
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! I could not put it down.
Everything was amazing! I connected with the characters. I laughed. I cried.
Ida Maria
Jun 20, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a very good follow up/stand-alone-type-of-second book! I especially loved it because River, Sable and the now king's son, was such an amazing amazing male character and those are sooo rare, not only in YA. River, despite his silly name, is such a soft male character who never comes across as weak or less than just because he isn't the typical rouge male authors usually bombard us with. River is thoughtful and kind and gentle and calm and responsible and level-headed and respectful and.. ...more
My Yorkshire Litmosphere
Sep 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Urgh Casey - you did not disappoint!!

I am so loving The Omen of Stones! 🖤

When Wishes Bleed was such an intriguing and. Wonderful concept to fantasy with a mix of The Selection/Serpent and Dove vibes going on.

The Omen of Stones centres around River, the 17 year old son of Sable and Tauren who is coming into his own powers as a child of Fate. I have to admit - I devoured this in one sitting 😍

Thus is such a quick and wonderful read - the writing is splendid, I loved the different POVs (still getti
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Spirit and Stone. Song and Sky. Fate and Future all align.

Wow....what another amazing read in this series. I enjoyed this so much!!

The characters were incredible. I love how Bond connected each character and gave me a chance to get to know them by getting each character's POV. I loved getting to know Omen and River. They were such a magical couple and I enjoyed their story so very much.

The story-line was phenomenal. Bond has a way of bringing her stories to line and keep us entertained from begi
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magic Witches and an Epic battle

Beautifully written story that weaves magic with each word. Omen and River were born on the same night but brought up in different areas. River a Prince Destined to one day rule. Omen abandoned by the river with a prophecy about her being born in the river and dying there too. She was brought up in the wilds by a kind women. When the two worlds came crashing together and a long held secret about Omen and her past is revealed. Will the truth and Fates power be enou
Feb 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
“Spirit and stone, song and sky, fate and future all align. What’s hidden in shadow, devours the light. Weave with the darkness to win the fight.”

A prophecy. Powerful triplets. A prince with magic. Both dark but also sweet story. I love how this book gathered many type of magic and tied it neatly in one story.

Fresh and sweet read, especially for those who love witchy tales! Its also an easy read so it might help a reading slump. Beware of the cuteness tho :)
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An amazing adventure filled with unique characters, a powerful magic system and sweet romance. I loved seeing Sable and Tauren again although they were not mentioned much as the main characters were Omen and River. Both had amazing powers and a great story. Love Casey Bond and can’t wait for more!
nicole kapbardhi
Sep 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
A perfect ending to a great series - very feel good 😌
Emily Goodman
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Casey Bond takes you on an incredible journey of magic, mystery and the future of fate in her newest release Omen of Stones, a follow up novel to When Wishes Bleed. Although you can follow along with Omen of Stones without reading When Wishes Bleed, I highly recommend that you read them in order together. Bond creates a whole new world filled with complex, imaginative details that you don’t want to miss out on reading.

Omen of Stones was probably one of my favorite novels of Bond’s. Without givi
Kiele McKinney
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Okay, to be honest, I don't quite remember everything from this because I waited too long to review it after reading it. I do remember loving it and all of the new characters. River and Omen were so sweet, and so perfect together, and I loved all of the new (and old) threats they were facing. All of Omen's sisters were a bunch of fun, and I loved the multiple POV. ...more
May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for YA Books Central

An intriguing follow up.

The Story:
River and Omen were born on the same date, along with Omen's two sisters. Unlike in Sable's time, Fate has chosen more than one vessel to guide to do its bidding. Now, there are four who hear its call. Most of the story takes place 17 years after the birth when River follows a spirit from the safety of the kingdom into the wild lands beyond. When Omen appears to save him from those who'd kill him for his magic, it changes everythin
Crystal Gray
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy guacamole! This was intense right from the beginning. I was drawn in and had a hard time putting it down. The relationships and bonds we seen right from the start were solid. I loved seeing Sable and Tauren again along with Mira and Brecan. This was River and Omen's story though, 100%. The twists and turns as the pieces of the puzzle started to fall into place blindsided me, I never seen them coming. I love everything about this book, if can be read as a stand a lone, but why would you want ...more
Infinity Books
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A magical sequel to When Wishes Bleed.
Sable is an amazing woman and mother. Her son is so compassionate. This story follows his path. Magic and secrets and betrayal.
A magical must read follow up.
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read books and think of music. Some stories are told as if by a single storyteller with a guitar, some are told as if the storyteller is part of a band and some storytellers relate their story as if they are part of a grand orchestra. Each of these forms bring stories to life that a reader can thoroughly enjoy.

When Fate steps in twists and turns abound … in Omen Of Stones by Casey L. Bond.

River is the son of King Tauren and Queen Sable, but as the years have passed many Puritans in Nautilus
Jessica Jordan
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
I love this book. LOVE! Possibly more than the first. I mean , I LOVED the first book but this was less "bachelor meets magical witch" and more about family and mystery and action. I like the fact that the setting took us outside Nautilus to the Wilds. I liked that the villains were not very obvious. (At the reveal, I cried out loud and smacked my forehead because I should have seen it coming but I was so thrilled I didn't!) I liked that the book represented the breaking down of traditions and t ...more
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Casey L. Bond’s The Omen of Stones was simply magical!

Four lives . . . all kissed by and twined together by fate even though none know the others exist until they are seventeen. All must work together to save a kingdom from a sinister evil that none of them can fight alone. Triplets separated at birth and each more powerful than the next, and when together, their power is like nothing anyone has ever seen. Add in the fourth, born to the most powerful fate witch ever to have lived, and their comb
Feb 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Elysian Fields
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rarely in my reading history gave I come across a second book in a series (standalone or not) that is on equal footing to the first. I fell hard and irrevocably for When Wishes Bleed so I was beyond excited for this story.

I don't know if I could love it more. The author has this magic in the way she writes her stories. They are almost poetry. The characters are so unique, so special and multilayered. I loved the history of this story, the magic each character possessed (very unique), the details
Elexis Bell
Feb 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
I love this world. The diversity of magic and the varied environments are amazing.
And since its a standalone fantasy romance, I was all in. There aren't enough standalones in this genre.
The dialogue was a bit wooden at times, as with the previous book in this world, but some the characters' personalities still came through. Sky was my absolute favorite and the easiest for me to relate to. She honestly reminds me of my best friend from high school, and I loved her part in the story.
The reiteratio
Gladys Gonzales Atwell
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Omen Stone is shockingly spectacular. Stunning world building that continues in the same world as When Witches Bleed. Superb and sensational!!
If you love YA Fantasy this is the book for you. You can read as a stand alone but I would recommend reading the first book in the series.
I am trying to formulate the words to describe this book without spoiling it but I can't. Sigh. I shall try. River is the son of King Tauren and Queen Sable (<<---- Main Characters from When Witches Bleed) and he
Jennifer Treviño
Epicly Amazing!!!!
Casey L Bond blew me away with this amazing story! Her magical world sprang to life dragging us along for the ride, & what an exhilarating ride it was!! I didn’t think I could love this book more than the first. I fell hard for Sable & Tauren’s tale, but River & Omen utterly & completely devoured me. Epicly (Is that even a word? Yes that’s a word! Or ... at least it is now.) Amazing!!! My favorite yet! LOVE love LOVE these characters & their stories! Each their own yet intertwi
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Spirit and Stone. Song and Sky. Fate and Future all align.

What could I possibly say that hasn't been said before? Casey Bond is fantastic! We got to read what happened to Sable and Tauren. But now we find out about what happen once Fate set upon Sable's child.

The Fate Kissed.

The minute Omen and River meet, you know they are soul bound and they are meant to be together. The importance of the four and the adventure they have to save the kingdom. My question is that everyone finds their happily ev
United Indie Book Blog
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I adore reading novels by Casey L Bond, the worlds she creates is magical and I love visiting each one again and again. The Omen of Stones is a stand-alone but it also is an extension of When Wishes Bleed. We get to catch up with some favorite characters and meet new favorites.
Omen and River are wonderful, I’m not sure how I can explain their trust of each other. I enjoyed watching them grow and would love some more of them! The mystery surrounding the fate-kissed keep you guessing throughout.
Kalli Bunch
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a good book!!! I started reading and before I knew it hours had flown by and I was finished!! I really hope this world isn't quite done yet. I want to know more about River andOmen, but mostly I want to read about Lyric and Sky. How did they live before they found their sister?? What's going on with them now? Is River right about the witches powers and the ability to learn more? What about their adventures in The Wilds?? Oh man, I could read this world forever!! Such an epic series!! 5 star ...more
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Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn't tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he's the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fanta ...more

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