Monday, March 23, 2015

Hold Tight (Embrace #2) Review - I didn't hate the fairies!

If you have read any of my other posts, you know me and fairies do not always get along...correction, we RARELY get along.  And the sad thing is, I am always intrigued by fairy books and end up picking them up anyway.  I am proud to say this one breaks that streak - thank you Cherie Colyer.

TITLE: Hold Tight (Embrace #2)
AUTHOR: Cherie Colyer
PUBLISHER: Omnific Publishing
PUBLISHING DATE: August 20, 2013

FROM GOODREADS: What’s one little spell?

When you’re new to magic, one spell can be the difference between getting what you want...and ruining the lives of everyone you love.

Sixteen-year-old Madison has just embraced her magical powers. The trick now is learning how to control them. She and her boyfriend -and fellow witch- can’t even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their powers collide. Instead of mastering her new skills, though, Madison is stuck watching her kid brother and doing chores.

But being a witch does have its benefits. With a simple spell, Madison instantly conjures the help she needs around the house. Or so she thinks. Her idea of “help” invites trouble of its own as a pair of dangerous yet enticing beings enter her life. When a classmate disappears soon afterwards, Madison discovers she's the next victim of a threat she's powerless to resist...and there’s nothing it won’t kill to make her surrender.

Caught in the crossfire between two dashing but deadly creatures, Madison must figure out which one to trust and how to rid her world of the other—before one of them destroys her and everyone she cares about.

The author provided me this book in exchange for an honest review. I recently read Embrace and enjoyed it enough to follow up with this one. Most of the time I find second books in a series a tad disappointing but that is not the case with Hold Tight. In fact, I found this one to be better than the first.

The old gang is back but this time with several new characters. A lot of the books is spent figuring out just who some of these individuals are, and I found the journey quite enjoyable. I really enjoyed Caden, and without giving too much away, thought his bad-boy character broke up the boredom I sometimes feel with Isaac. I also think Madison's characters is growing and developing over time and she is less like Twilight's Bella each page (a good thing in my book).

There is little I didn't enjoy about this book. Anyone who has read Embrace and might be hesitant to continue on, don't be. I don't know if there is another installment planned, but if so, I will definitely be picking it up.

This book also is one of the few books with fae in it that didn't drive me insane. These is just something with me and fairies which usually doesn't get along.


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