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Good but not as good as 'The Amulet'
on 29 May 2011
So... I thought this was good and I read it pretty quickly, ties up all the loose ends from the first one and Faedra finally puts her foot down and demands some answers.
This book begins shortly after the end of 'The Amulet' and Faedra and co. are still dealing with the effects of the evil Vivianna (wasn't entirely keen on the 'mental torture' section, not sure it added to the book)and at the same time planning a Halloween party, especially exciting as Faedra's father Henry has finally met a mystery new woman who is to be revealed at the party. Sadly typically for Faedra's parties, things go dramatically wrong and her world is turned upside down, again!
In the aftermath of the party Faedra becomes understandably angry but it isn't necessarily directed at the right people/places and she comes off a bit bratty. Lots of feet stamping later, the mystery of Faedra's heritage (which I assume most people had also guessed in the first book) is finally revealed, cue more foot stamping. Put aside Faedra's anger please, she has been through a lot, and the quest part of the novel begins and this is where it really picks up the pace and becomes more interesting. Lots of danger and a whole host of new characters later we reach the dramatic climax and Faedra must use her inner strength to conquer her enemies.
Pretty good all in all, love story was a bit too lovey for my taste, the twists were fairly obvious and there were a few repetitions of phrases such as 'his liquid blue eyes' but I did enjoy it and if you read the first one you'll probably enjoy it, not sure if she's planning another book in this series but this one ends well enough that you wouldn't worry if you had to wait for more.