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Gothically Darke and Stunning Second Installment
on 29 December 2012
I read the first 2 books in this series a few years ago but lost track of when the third and forth were coming out so I am just getting round to catching up to them so I thought I should probably re read them to catch up. I am so glad I did.
I forgot how easy it is to dream yourself away into a world of Castors, curses, deadly poems that rhyme and the love between Ethan and Lana. And the first thing I am reminded of is this when we delve into the aftermath of Lana's seventeenth birthday and Ethan is trying to be there for her. After learning everything she has about both her family, her fate and curse it's no surprise she isn't exactly up to talking about or acting herself. There has been a lot of critism of her character for her 'difference' at the start of this book but I feel it is easily explained by this. All be it a little dragged out and slow going at times but bear with it as it all makes sense in the end. (Just remember there was lots of riddles and piecing together in the first book too!). I will admit though, that this is the impression shown through Ethan's narrative since he is our only point for reference.
What comes to progress is another mixture of deciphering her new fate in a number of events which up the anti in the darke and Gothic stakes in the form of underground tunnels under the ancient town library into another world which holds some of the answers she seeks. An amazing cliffhanger which will see you reaching for book 3 and some more new characters as well as development of others (Riley) you will be lost in a world of magic and lore that will give you that feeling you get when you know you are onto a great book series.
I am off to buy book 3: Beautiful Chaos and to be honest I don't know why I waited so long to do so!