on November 19, 2014
Genres: Young Adult
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Ava Fox has spent the past year acclimating to her new life as a wizard of Shadow Hill. Over the past year, her connection with Dalton has only grown stronger. They share a bond she has never known before and can't explain.The danger is still there, even after the Sabatino coven was defeated, and Ava's future is anything but sure. Her powerful relationship with Dalton continues to make others wonder about the Prophecy, and their place in it. Time and again Ava's loyalty and strength will be put to the test as she fights for those she loves.There are many more secrets of Shadow Hill that will be revealed in The Prophecy.
In the second installment of the “Secrets of Shadow Hill” series, Ava and her friends find themselves dealing with much more conflict and are experiencing twice the amount of emotions they did in the first book. The love triangle between Ava, Dalton, and Patrick still continues throughout the book, continually becoming more and more of a stressful situation for the characters.
I personally thought this book had a really great plot and extreme potential. The characters all had a good base and were all well developed. For a book in this genre, I feel like you need to overindulge when providing information in order to get the plot underway. To give the reader (and characters) a good idea of what they’re getting themselves into. I feel like S.P Cervantes did just that in this series. The second book was definitely a massive progression from the first and I think that’s really exciting to see in an author.
Cervantes upped the emotion in The Prophecy. There was much more conflict running between Ava, Dalton, and Patrick. In the beginning of the book, Patrick seemed to still be attached to Ava. At the same time, Ava and Dalton were absolutely infatuated with each other, all of which constantly fluctuates throughout the book. Although this was confusing at multiple times, it was explanatory as to why it was important to the story.
The story-line itself is good, however, I feel as if there was too many different things going on at the same time. In my opinion, when you have a book with many many characters, it’s difficult to keep up with everything especially when alternating POV’s. I think if the POV was either Ava or Dalton the entire time it would’ve helped with the flow of everything and really made the reader have a better look inside their worlds and would’ve released the feeling of a stronger connection with the characters and their individual emotions.
Overall, I was pleased with the outcome of this book. It will be interesting to see where this story leads as there is still much for these characters to sort out. I thought this was a solid 3.5 stars.
A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*