December 29, 2011

Ravenstoke by Augusta Blythe

Ravenstoke is the second book in a series called Universe Unbound by Augusta Blythe.

I read and reviewed her first book, Winterborne, at the start of the year, and you can find that review here.

Ravenstoke continues to follow Loie and Mia as they learn more about who they really are and the secrets that tie them together.  Loie is coming into her own as a Universal and learning that she is way more powerful than she ever imagined.  Andreas is still around, helping Loie train by day and smooching with Mia by night.

When Andreas is pulled into a secret mission in England, Loie is left on her own to train... until the replacement shows up.  Gorgeous and sly, Cian.  Cian decides to try and push Loie as far as she can go to really test out her limits.  And they both realize that she's quite amazing.

I can't really go into any more detail than that or I risk giving away some of the goodies... the twists, turns and surprises that makes this book great.  This book works really hard at developing characters and relationships, especially Loie's, and it pays off in the end.  You also get to meet the illusive Mr. Winterborne... finally!  And Cian... swoooooon.

This book is absolutely transitional... not as action packed as the first, but definitely leading up so some good drama... I can feel it.

You'd definitely want to read these in order, or you'll be lost.  Loie is a Universal, not a witch or a magical creature.  You need some backstory to grasp the details.

Read them... you'll like it!  I can't wait for the next one!

4 Stars

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  These are my honest opinions.
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