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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Book Review: Book of Revenge (Knight Angels, Book #2) by Abra Ebner

Book of Revenge (Knight Angels, Book #2) by Abra Ebner
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: Available Now
Pages: 326
Source: Received from author for honest review
(The Teen Book Scene Blog Tour)

Summary: New characters, New world, but old enemies. Emily struggles to ignore a new friend with emotions that temp her, Wes delves deeper into his past and family while finding friendship isn't reserved for the human race alone, Jane finds out her dear Max isn't what he seems, Gregs friendships cost him more than he expected, and Max forgets that the truth is best. But then again, someone always has to be the liar... Emotional baggage, begrudged enemies, and the bitterness that comes when the honeymoon of their friendship fades... Will the love survive, or as it all just a game?

My Review: The first installment in the Knight Angels series, Book of Love, fixated me as though I was under a spell. The follow-up, Book of Revenge awakened my admiration for Abra's delightful writing. Its visual storytelling quality and distinguished characters took me through the stages of a well-executed sequel. Before I start explaining the plot, nothing in this review spoils Book of Love, so if you are interested in reading the Knight Angels series, the twists and turns will come as a surprise. Continued in numerous narratives, I was once again engulfed in the lives of Max, Jane, Emily and Wes. Max and Jane's electrifying bond chilled my being with goose bumps and fear. Emily, first known as a rebel, had grown into an individual she was meant to be. Wes's unexpected power was clearly defined and its animalistic origin was brought to light. Finally, Greg, Max's evil angel brother, took a backseat while new creatures were welcomed into the mix.

Jake, an undercover vampire, contributed a new version of this species. His warm blooded skin and lack of immortality went against the norm, creating a sense of excitement. Another past enemy of Max's, Avery, took the villain role this time around. Her vengeful demeanor and dark attributes made me dislike her off the bat. The back story behind her attitude was stimulating but, also explained the reasoning behind her actions. The element I was most impressed with was the magically delicious world of Winter Wood. Abra's unique take on a pixie populated land was fun yet indicated the stem of all these unknown character abilities. The ending left me overwhelmed with questions and a cliffhanger that made me wish I had the third book in my hands! Overall, this installment was even better than the first. The maturity and growth in Abra's style showcased that she is a force to be reckon with. I look forward to experiencing the mysterious flow into the third book, hopefully coming soon!

My Rating:
Author's Info:
Abra Ebner lives in Washington State with her husband and two cats. She writes everyday, unable to find anything else that brings her as much joy, other than love. Her travels to England, Scotland, Switzerland and Germany, as well as her studies abroad in Australia have granted her a life full of wonder and excitement. She graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Fine Art.

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Misha said...

I haven't read this series. But the premise is really fascinating. Thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

Great review! This cover is absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait until I get to read it.

Jessica N. said...

An undercover vampire and a pixie infested wood? Um...why haven't I read this yet? Added to the TBR! Thanks Eleni!

Faye( Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm) said...

YAy so glad to know that this one is going to be as good as the 1st. Can't wait 2 start it!

Kelly aka yllektra(I Work For Books) said...

Oh, I've had my eyes on this book for some time now!!
And this great interview made me want it all the more! lol

. Max and Jane's electrifying bond chilled my being with goose bumps and fear.
I love books that make you feel invested in the characters like that!!!

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