Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Series: Aranea Nation #2
~ Advanced Readers Copy - Release Date: December 18th 2012~
Synopsis: Born with the ability to communicate with the dead, few things take Mana by surprise. But when a canis lopes into her life, announcing himself as the long-dead father of a childhood friend, she's shocked. Now Mana must face Vaughn, the male who inspired one too many girlish fantasies. When they are both captured, they learn of an even greater threat. The plague devastating the southlands has come to his clan home. And his best-and only- chance to keep his people alive is the female who walks among the dead.
Review: Mana and Vaughn were two of my favorite characters in A Hint of Frost so I was really excited that they have their own story in A Feast of Souls!
A Feast of Souls continues the plot that was begun in A Hint of Frost, the plague is still spreading and there is still debate over what to do with Pascal. Rhys and Lourdes also make an appearance, however brief it is. Pascal also plays a significant role in the beginning and I suspect we'll see more of her as the series continues.
Vaughn and Mana make a great couple. Vaughn, as we saw in the first book is arrogant, a bit of a loner and well, sometimes a jerk. But in this book much of his past is uncovered, and while it isn't pretty, you have to feel a lot of sympathy and understanding for what he has gone through. He proves himself quite the hero in the end. The reader also learns a lot about Mana's abilities as a spirit walker. Which affects her relationship with Vaughn is several ways, both negative and positive. There is the added fact that Mana and Vaughn have known each other since they were children, it made their love story even sweeter because it was a long time coming. :)
A Feast of Souls has all of the incredible fantasy elements that were introduced in A Hint of Frost. This book delves more into the Mimetidae Clan, who were introduced before but this time we see more of the inner workings of this clan that all the others seem to fear so much.
I cannot wait to see what happens in A Cast of Shadows, Areneae Naton #2.5!
About the Author:
Born in the Deep South, Hailey is a lifelong resident of Alabama. Her desire to explore without
leaving the comforts of home fueled her love of reading and writing. Whenever the itch
for adventure strikes, Hailey can be found with her nose glued to her kindles screen
or squinting at her moniter as she write her next happily-ever-after.
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