Review: The Darkest Magic (A Book of Spirits and Thieves Trilogy #2) by Morgan Rhodes

on Jan 9, 2017
After a near-death escape from the chilling heart of Markus King's Hawkspear society, becca Hatcher is finally safe at home in Toronto. But her battle isn't over, because Markus is till after the Bronze Codex—and he's not the only one. Unseen magical forces wage war in a faraway world called Mytica, and Becca may be the only one who can stop it.

Crys Hatcher is growing more protective of her little sister, even going so far as to keep a major, life-changing secrets from Becca that might put her in harm's way. But she has her work cut out for her: a chance encounter with Farrell Grayson puts Crys back in his sights—and and puts Farrell one step closer to cornering the Hatcher family and bringing them as prey to his master, Markus.

Little does anyone in Toronto know that behind the scenes in Mytica, Maddox's necromancy magic has begun to influence the magic in the codex—and the fate of everyone involved.




Genre: Young Adult Fantasy 

3 out of 5 Stars

Review:

I like this series, in fact unlike most reviewers I prefer this series to Falling Kingdoms. Which started out good but in my opinion has gone on far too long and needs to just end. Seriously. 

This book was alright, but it wasn't as good as the first, which I really loved. The author repeats plot lines over and over. And while book 1 had exciting mystery and secret elements. They weren't really any big reveals in this novel that the reader didn't already know. 

I enjoyed the unique cast of characters, even if some seemed really out of character. I'm enjoying Crystal much more than book #1. Her personality has really turned around, almost in an unbelievable way. Farrell is so desperate for affection, you feel so much sympathy for him despite his misdeeds. That being said he became very tedious in this book. He also went a little too evil for me personally. Also I found it weird that the author set up potential romance between Farrell and Crystal, and then took it nowhere in this book.  

Maddox is my favorite character. He is so earnest, and brave, fighting to control his power. He wants so much to be useful and protect the people he cares about. Becca is really sweet, sassy, and curious. In this second installment she is becoming more confident and taking control of situations.

The first half of the book is quite full of arguing and back and forth. Most of the main characters were  keeping secrets from Becca. Which was a waste of time because the reader as well as most of the characters already knew who Becca's parents really were. The last few chapters picked up a bit in pace, if only the whole novel could have been like that. 

Ultimately I'm glad to hear that this series will only be a trilogy. I'm looking forward to the end.




~Important Links~
Read my review of book #1


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3 comments:

Jack Ponting said...
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Jack Ponting said...

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