Deadly, missing students and more houses to complete the trials in. I loved it and the mysterious powers and intuition of Wild. With her ragtag group of mixed oddball students, it had me laughing and enjoying the mystery of what would happen next. As the story goes on, I'm curious about her childhood friend Rory and where he stands with Wild. And all the mysterious characters that are affecting the trial. I cant wait to read the next book.
I am really loving this series. The trials are amazingly written and they grab hold of you and keep you enthralled every step of the way. The characters are getting a bit more life in them and we see the team coming together more as a team.
Secrets, missing kids, plot twist and unicorns with wings is what is in store for you when you read this book. I definitely recommend it to everyone, seriously.
I love all of KF Breene’s work (she on my always buy list) and I’ve read a fair bit of Shannon Mayer as well. While the story of a teenager finding out magic exists and going to ‘magic school’ is a common one, hello Harry Potter, the authors manage to make the heroine someone you want to root for, with some interesting twists on the trope. Plus the trademark witty and snarky banter between the characters will definitely make me read the entire series.
The downside of this trilogy is that the first two books end in cliffhangers. The upside is everything else - the fearless heroine, the entrancing magic and best of all the team dynamics.
In this second book Wild and her gang of misfits learn to work together (or not) to win entry to the Shadowspell Academy. This is not for younger readers. There are grisly scenes that may give the under 12s nightmares. For the rest of us it is non stop entertainment with a heroine that never backs down.
This book doesn’t suffer from ‘middle book’ syndrome. It has excellent writing, witty moments, great banter and well developed characters. At times you see echoes of Twilight or The Hunger Games but it’s not too obvious. One thing that I love is that while there are complex magical scenarios, you never get lost in this entertaining alternative universe.