Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Lingering Grace Review + #Giveaway

The Lingering Grace
The Looking Glass Series
Book #2
Jessica Arnold

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books

ISBN: 9781942664482

Pages: 327
Goodreads Rating: 4.25
My Rating: 5.0

Book Description:

All magic comes with a price.

The new school year brings with it a welcome return to normalcy after Alice’s narrow escape from a cursed hotel while on summer vacation. But when a young girl drowns in a freak accident that seems eerily similar to her own near-death experience, Alice suspects there might be something going on that not even the police can uncover.

The girl’s older sister, Eva attends Alice’s school, and Alice immediately befriends her. But things change when Alice learns that Eva is determined to use magic to bring her sister back. She must decide whether to help Eva work the highly dangerous magic or stop her at all costs. After all, no one knows better than Alice the true price of magic.

My Take on the Book:

Oh wow.

If you thought things didn't get any better from book 1, then you were wrong.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the characters in it. I found the plot both interesting and easy to follow. This is the almost perfect follow up to the first book.

By almost perfect, what I mean is simple, the story had a great plot, likeable characters and what felt like a natural progression in the timeline of these characters. What I didn't particularly like was the amount of time it took for anything really interesting to happen. The story kind of dragged in the beginning, giving what feels like a longer than necessary filler between the ending of book 1 and the story being told in book 2. There was also waayyy too much repetition and it interrupted the flow of the story being told. Other than these relatively  simple cons, I loved this book.

Ms. Arnold managed to dish out another great book with the same character I came to love in the first installment while introducing us to some new characters that really help give this story the umph it needed!

5 Quills

What it all boils down to is the pace. The premise was well thought out and the characters were just as likeable as the last book, but the amount of pages I wanted to skim through in the beginning of the book took its toll on me and almost changed my rating. Luckily, once the story picks up it really picks up and keeps you hooked. Page after page, I couldn’t stop myself from reading.

Purchase Book Here:
The Looking Glass (The Looking Glass #1) by Jessica Arnold:

About The Author

Jessica Arnold lives (in an apartment) and works (in a cubicle) in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a master‘s degree in publishing and writing from Emerson College.

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