Author: S.J. Pierce
Published: February 14, 2016
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Number of Pages: 268
Format: Ebook (.mobi)
Source: Received from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 4 Stars
Tags: YA, #COYER, Romance, Xpresso Book Tours
Synopsis: A fresh start – something Kat and Gabriel thought they would find when they left their pasts behind at Midland Pines High and moved to a compound for hybrids. Or at least safety from a witch seeking revenge. But now… that’s all changed. Now, thanks to a flirty hybrid hell-bent on winning Gabriel’s attention, the terrifying visions of another prophetic Gifted, and the strange and worrisome behavior of one of their closest friends, Kat finds herself fighting for things that had once come so easily, including her relationship with her soulmate. And now she’s afraid.
You guys remember how yesterday in my review for book one I said how I was most likely going to get to book two around the end of 2016? Well, right after finishing that review I started reading book two. I know, I know! But I have to tell you guys, book two is so much better than book one, it’s astounding.
In this book we follow Kat, Gabriel, and the rest of their friends as they move to the remote compound for immortals. This book is filled with a lot of drama surrounding relationships, friendships, and adjusting to their new lives.
One of the big improvements in this book for me was Kat’s character development. In book one she was very bland, and there was nothing really stood out about her (except maybe how bland she was). She becomes fierce in this book though! It was really cool to see her come out of her shell, and actually challenge people, instead of just standing in the background.
One thing that I really didn’t like was that there was very little action. After book one I was expecting more from the bad witch, but instead there was just a lot of life at the compound. I’m really hoping that there is a ton of action in the third book, but I could also see how there could not be any.
I enjoyed Kat and Gabriel’s relationship a lot more in this book, I actually liked it! Book one was exploding with insta-love, and I was happy to see that this one wasn’t. They had known each other for around five months during the story, so I enjoyed watching their relationship grow after they had been in a relationship for a while.
So overall, this book was so much better that book one! The character development was better, the writing was better, the world building was better, a lot of things were better about this book. I will be picking up book three, because I have to know what happens!