(I received this book for free as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaways).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Having read (and quite enjoyed) book one in this trilogy, I was quite happy when I also won book two and could find out what happened next to the characters.
I do really like the styles of the front covers. This one was quite a pretty one, but book one did have a nice cover, too.
For the most part, I did find this book easy to read, apart from the fact that it kept slipping between first and third person POV. That shifting always makes books hard to read and I would have much preferred the author to use limited third person.
Despite the fact that it’s been quite a while since I read book one, I didn’t have too much confusion when I was reading this book. I found it interesting to see how the different characters each handled the situation they found themselves in. I had some very mixed feelings about Moira. In many ways, despite glimpsing her in the past, I felt sorry for her. I wasn’t too keen on past-Gwen, I have to say. I could understand why she acted the way she did, but compared to present-Gwen, she seemed to care more about her own happiness.
I liked the fact that the characters came across as quite different people, even though there were some similarities with their present-day counterparts. I was a bit disappointed not to see Kian and Seth’s interactions, though. Since I like brother relationships, it would have been nice to get something of a glimpse of how they now viewed each other.
Seeing some of the interactions their past selves had were pretty cool, especially given Gwen’s relationship with Kian as a child. It was good to learn more about Kian’s past and how he came to be working with the villains of the piece.
I liked seeing how Seth took to his role as King, both in his interactions with the magicians and with Moira. I also liked seeing Michael, though I would have liked to see more of him in the past and his relationship with the others.
I definitely hope to read book three when it comes out. I’m eager to see how the author will end this trilogy and what will happen with the characters. Plus, this book kind of ended on a cliffhanger.