Nov 29, 2014

Review -- Poison Tree

22020176Poison Tree (Reflection Pond #2)
Author: Kacey Vanderkarr
Release Date: December 2nd, 2014
Publisher: Urban Fey Press
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 234
Format: Ebook, Received from author in exchange for an honest review

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The road to the City of War is dangerous.

With their home in ruins, Callie and Rowan are Eirensae’s last hope of stealing the cauldron back from Fraeburdh. They must travel into the human world where the Fallen hide. The banished fae wait for Callie, desperate to sacrifice her before she comes of age.

If Callie and Rowan survive the journey, something worse looms in Fraeburdh. Rowan is destined for a dark family legacy too horrifying to accept, and his father is anxious to welcome him home. Once the truth is revealed, will Callie ever look at Rowan the same way?

Trapped between feuding cities lost in a centuries-old war, Callie and Rowan will face their biggest rivals yet, and neither of them will make it out unscathed.

My Review:
Check out my review for the Reflection Pond, the first book in the series!!

I really enjoyed the first book in the series, but this one beats that. Where the first book is slower, introducing you the world that they are in, this one sucks you into the characters that you got to know. The first book sets you up to follow this wonderful story and gives you a story that is very rare to find these days.

Callie goes through so much in her life and yet more and more happens to her. The poor girl just can't get a break. She may need to pull into her shell for a little bit here or there, but what I love about her is she sees all of it as a challenge. She won't let anyone break her, no matter who it is. If they get under her skin for a little bit, they find out the hard way that they shouldn't have even tried. She is such a strong character and her soft spot is Rowan. She is there for him no matter what trying to make him see that no matter what, he will always be good in her eyes.

I love Rowan. Even when he does something difficult by thinking it was better for Callie, he still can't stop thinking about her. It is so sweet when you have the characters that didn't get close to really anyone, but once they work their way over that wall, there is no letting them go back around it. Rowan does so much for Callie, his actions are what he thinks are best for her, no him. He does make mistakes like any guy out there, but since you get to follow him around, you get to see the reasoning and can't help but say Awww at things that he does. His heart is in the right place, even if he doesn't seem to think that it is.

This book has so much going on. You follow from place to place and all the things that happen to Callie and Rowan. You also have a new character pop in by the name of Gunner. I felt so bad for him when he is first introduced and he blossoms into such a strong will character on his own and becomes very important to Callie and Rowan.

You have to learn through the book who you think you can trust and who you can't. Kacey sends you on a whirlwind that you aren't able to predict. There is so many curve balls thrown at you through the ball that you are in a state of blissful confusion that makes it impossible to stop reading.

This book deals with faeries, but also has a strong sense of war and dystopia mixed throughout the story that it is a lot more than a love story between the Fae. The messages of being tough and never give up are strong and make you feel empowered well after the story is over.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review. I especially like your last paragraph. Makes me feel amazing when a reader realizes what I'm trying to accomplish as an author. Thanks again!


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