Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Book: Mine to Spell (Mine #2)

Author: Janeal Falor

Published:May 5, 2014

Pages: 269 e-book

Rating by Katie:4 out of 5 stars

Received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 
Cynthia is the second oldest daughter of Stephen. Her father was recently put in prison for his crimes against her sister's fiance, Zade. Now that Stephen is out of the picture, Cynthia, her mother and all her younger sisters are owned by Serena. They are living better than ever. Not worrying about mean Warlocks or getting hexed for their actions. However, this doesn't last long for Cynthia. She begins to realize that her family is still getting threats from the Chancellors. So Cynthia makes a decision. She enters the marriage pool and sells her self to the highest bidder. She soon regrets it when her new owner attempts to take all of her power. She gets away, but what happens next? Where does she go? What does she do? 

I was given this book by the author for an honest review.

Wow. Let me first start off with how glad I am that I read the first book in this series (You Are Mine) before reading this one.The fact that I fell in love with the characters in You Are Mine helped me while reading about them again in Mine to Spell. I was already rooting for them in the first book and as they come back in the second I just root for them even more!

When I first began reading this book,Mine to Spell, I felt a bit of disappointment. I was sad because I just knew I would love this book as I loved the first,but as I began reading and reading I was just surprised that nothing grabbed me and brought me into the story like You Are Mine did. However, it took some time but I finally got there. I loved the magic that Cynthia uses. I love the training she goes through with Lukas to get to where she could actually use it and win.

There was one thing that irked me. I love Lukas and his character. I love him and Cynthia together. However, I just felt that the book had too much of Cynthia only thinking about him. How she wanted to kiss him all the time. She was unable to concentrate because she just wanted to think of him and their love. There was one part in the book it stated something like this "His strength fills my weakness, and my weakness fills his strength." I didn't like this. I love a strong female character and though Cynthia is strong I feel the author made her lean to much onto Lukas. If Lukas wasn't there and it was just Cynthia, would she be able to do all she has done? Or is it because Lukas gives her the strength to succeed?

Now having said that, this did not in any way hinder my feelings on this book. I can honestly say I loved it. There is so much more going on in this book than the first. More magic, action and mystery. Let me emphasize on the action... there was A LOT! It took a bit to get there but when I did the book took hold of me and did not let me go! Cynthia is strong, very strong. She basically battles warlocks who despise her and are against her succeeding. There could be a civil war just because she is out of the norm and proving that women, any woman, can win and use their magic.

The way Janeal leaves off at the end makes me so excited for what is to come in the 3rd book. I am very much liking this series. VERY MUCH. I am glad I had the opportunity to read and review these books for the author. Thank you Janeal for allowing me to do this for you. It was time well spent and I truly enjoyed it.

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