Once again Kate Stewart blew me away!
Sorry as this will once more be vague as I don’t wat to spoli anything for Flock nor this one!
First, this book was completely different from Flock even if you HAVE to read Flock to understand. This is the sequel but the focus shifted drastically and the mood is somber.
Cecelia was always a strong character but here, you could say she grew a pair! Sorry to be blunt like that but she battles toe to toe with big bad wolves and crush them under her pointy stiletto. Seriously, she is a helluva of a badass!
She also had a huge character growth. She suffered so much and she is haunted by past events. She can’t go on with her life without making peace with her ghosts. How much I cried with and for her!
I also raged because what had been done to her was cruel and of course she deserved explanations!
And how people she considered her friends turned her back on her I was outraged on her behalf!!!
She will fight like the devil for what she wants, even if she has to bare her soul and heart, get all vulnerable in the process. I think there is strength in vulnerability, in daring to love even knowing you will be hurt.
This was a roller coaster of emotions.
So why not 5 stars?
For three “details” that have me hold a (very midl) grudge against Kate:
-the death of someone who didn’t deserve to die (I haven’t swallowed that bitter pill yet);
-someone else moving on easily and reaching happiness (even if I am happy I still think it’s too easy while she suffered so much. Call me petty, I will own it);
-I wanted something else for epilogue. Something equivalent to the character who moved on … I know I know, cryptic.
You will just have to read that formidable duet if you hope to understand all my inuendos here LOL
My advice? Go for it, trust blindly and fasten your seatbelt all while having tissues at the ready!
– (The Ravenhood #1)-https://bit.ly/3dwgXN8
– (The Ravenhood Book #2)-https://bit.ly/2XUONVC
USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate’s title, Drive, was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice awards for best contemporary romance of 2017. Her works have been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, and translated in five languages.
Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.
Thank you @authorklstewart and @wordsmithpublic
Killing off a character is so tricky. Especially when they didn’t deserve to die. It’s hard not to hold that against the author! LOL
I’ve not read this series, it sounds very intriguing, thanks for sharing.
You are so welcome!
That Cecelia character sure does sound like she could kill a dragon now! Laughed at the whole “grew a pair” bit too. Great review, Sophie! Glad you enjoyed this one. 😀
Happy to have made you laugh Lashaan :))))))))
I haven’t read this author but this sounds very intriguing! I may have to check it out! Awesome review!
Trisy you would love these!
Got it on my TBR!
I completely agree – different vibe than book 1 but the impact of the two together is just…. magic. I rated the same, for mostly the same reasons. I was petty enough I didn’t want to that epilogue because I didn’t want to see that character’s happiness in moving on LOL
I AM someone who likes the trope you mentioned in your review for book one (like, a lot) and there is a teeny part of me that wanted a completely different outcome, but I appreciate tropes and stories of all kinds and this story was very, very well done. Written with the kind of passion from the author that always translates into an excellent read for us readers. Definitely will be in my top reads of the year!
I hoped for another outcome too and …I am still crying!