Publisher: Bulldog Press
Series: Witch Avenue #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The realm of Altered Souls brings nothing but unrest, deceit, and pain forcing Triss to come face to face with heartbreak from her past.
Facing a betrayal like never before, Triss questions everything she thought she knew about her family, coven, and abilities.
With the help of Logan, she embarks on a journey enabling her to confront the dark side of magic and the person who controls it. Realizing Triss’s ancestors have been seduced for centuries by the dark side, Triss and Logan must ensure no more in their world fall victim to the realm of Altered Souls, even if that means ending the ones they love.
While I did enjoy reading this book and was interested early on, there are a couple things I almost wish were done just a bit differently. For instance Triss’ decision on practising grey magic seemed almost too abrupt from her initial abhorrence to dark magic in general from the first book; a more gradual temptation would have flowed better in my mind. As well there was still no mention of how the coven world plays in the normal society, for instance whether it is known to the general public or not, to know this would give a better idea to picture the world I am reading about.
I as well liked the continued development of Triss and Logan’s relationship (especially up to the point of the matching tattoos) and the conflict placed upon it with the presence of Trevor. Though I did find the conflict to feel a little contrived, not that it wasn’t a good idea, just that the build-up of reason to worry about it didn’t come across as much as I think it was intended, more like it was a forced love triangle just to add tension. And lastly, Triss’ father’s name; more mentions of his actual name would have been good in my opinion since to me they were so sparse I don’t even remember if it was ever stated.
The fairies to me were a spectacular addition as well, and I continued to be intrigued by Triss’ father, and now even more so about her grandfather Eben. The sinister qualities of both these men kept my interest. The growth in in all the characters in general was well done; I appreciated the implementation of grey magic as well as the fact that the animals assist Triss due to her newly discovered powers, but it was the change in Trevor’s character that I think was the best. In many books there have been characters that alter their personal opinions and conducts based upon what seems like nothing, but Trevor’s gradual transformation I thoroughly appreciated due to the fact that he was able to give reasoning as to why.
By the end of the book, the job was done; I had answers to previous questions from the first book, but am interested in still finding answers to new ones formed from reading book two.
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