Author: Derrolyn Anderson
Publish Date: April 1, 2011
Source: I received a copy from the author; however, this did not affect my review.
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're a young adult fiction fan.
- You like myths.
- You like fantasy.
From Goodreads.com: "Just when things seem to be all figured out, Marina discovers that there's a lot more going on behind the scenes than she ever imagined. When she learned the truth about her past she thought the drama was over, but she couldn't have been more wrong.
Shocked to discover her whole life has been a lie, Marina is confronted with more than one kind of betrayal, taking solace in a dangerous new habit. After a terrible accident exposes her secret, a dangerous enemy arrives on the scene. Marina's bravery is put to the test once again, forcing her to use all of her new-found skills to protect her family.
Can good triumph over evil?
Will true love win out over jealousy?"
My Two Cents:
This is the second book in this series. You could probably still "get" the story if you haven't read this first book but the first book was great too, why would you want to miss it???
Anyhow, I loved this book as much as I loved the first one. Marina is still trying to figure out her powers but she understands the stakes so much more in this book. I love her character. She's just really well written. She feels like a really 3-D character; like someone that you might come across in real life. She has real interests. She has a definitive personality. Not everything that you learn about her factors directly into the action of the book, which to me, makes her seem all the more real.
For that matter, I think that one of the highlights of this series continue to be the characters. I love them; especially Marina's group of friends, Megan (great name - by the way, hah), Cruz, and Ethan. I also liked that Shayla gets into the fold in this book. I didn't like her much in the first book of this series. They are all very real characters with different stories and different interests. They definitely help to make the book fun.
I loved all of the twists in this book. The book starts off slow and steady but quickly became increasingly exciting throughout the book. A lot of the twists I didn't see coming at all, which is always very exciting as I love a big surprise. It really made me excited for the next book, which I am hoping to get to next week.
This is a very fun Young Adult fiction series and definitely is a shining example of why reading indie books can be so much fun!
Bottom line: Perfect for the end of summer!
Other Reviews for this Series:
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