Ok there are two different stories being told at once One is set in the present time Maines Visible Black History following a JackThis was slightly confusing Every other chapter is in a different time setting There are a lot of characters toollow The haracter development wasn t very strong so it was easy to Jane Does Return forget who everyone was Present day you have one girl Jack who was savedrom death by magic struggling to understand what she has become as a result Another Sadie Die Geschichte der Indianer Nordamerikas fightingor her life Both girls have some weird abilities which in my opinion is really the only thing that saved the book The parts set in the past were boring and gloomy I really think these parts of the book should have been trimmed down because they seemed to drag on orever Actually the whole book could have been trimmed down and would have been much enjoyable if it had beenTo be honest this book was all over the place and slow moving I am still confused about things and not because of the way it ended in a cliffhanger I didn t read the irst book but I don t think it would have made a big difference I am a huge Beyond the Mist fan of booksrom this genre but this one was just blah I really wanted to like this I was
excited after reading the synopsis and had seen reviews of this book stating that it would after reading the synopsis and had seen reviews of this book stating that it would okay to read it as a standaloneAlso there is a rather descriptive sexual assault scene If those things bother you stay away The incident is brought up over and overExcerptBorrowed timers are always skinny Jack thought back to the moment when she had augmented her life preserving magic with a mouth Phemes Regret full ofresh blood It had infused her with energy enough to last three months For a moment the craving or Felix s warm arm the cut skin against her tongue the slow pulsing of salt into her mouth overwhelmed herAbout the Author REBECCA ALEXANDER is
THE AUTHOR OF THE SECRETS OFauthor of The Secrets of and Death She has worked in psychology and education and has an MA in Creative Writing She lives with her husband on the coast of England US recieved a copy of this book rom Blogging Chimerica for Books in exchangeor an honest review. The city’s occult underworld But Jack will need Felix than she knows Biscuits Bullets A Gettysburg Story for the battleor her soul is set to beginHer only salvation may lie with the secrets of 16th century master occultist Edward Kelley and a dangerous mission he undertook in Venice to confront the Inuisition the darkest deeds of his own past and the earsome power of Elizabeth Batho. Resent day in England s rural Lakes District two women have come to renovate a witch s cottage in
the witch was recently to death The two women themselves may have magical or supernatural ualities but they re also very human characters dealing with an odd and possibly dangerous situationThe second is set in 16th century Venice deals with the historical Edward Kelley the notorious English occultistalchemist a contemporary of John Dee TheWhich The Witch Was Recently
story deals with wholly ictional trip to Venice where hedeals with a The Probability Pad fictional trip to Venice where he investigating a paranormal rumor of werewolf like rituals which may plunge him into danger The second story gives background to and throws light on theirst but they remain rather separate I Calendula found theirst story and the characters of the two women Jackdaw and Sadie much compelling even though I usually prefer historical settings to modern day The exception is when the narrative switches to the point of view of their Markham Hall Series Bundle (Markham Hall, friend Felix who is busy investigating vampireetish clubs in New Orleans with the help of a rather overly involved academic researcher As someone who has spent Megaman Battle Network 3 White and Blue Official Strategy Guide far time at vampireetish clubs than I care to admit this exotified outsiders view of the scene really had me rolling my eyes OK ine I also roll my eyes ar too much when I am present AT such events Felix s viewpoint also Soy Sisters felt largely unnecessary to the story as a whole Ielt the book could have done without it completelyOverall I Tacar Dánta/Selected Poems found this author intriguing At moments I was reminded of authors such as Caitlin Kiernan Poppy Z Brite maybe a taste of AM Dellamonica But there was perhaps a larger helping of MJ RoseMany thanks to Broadway Books NetGalleyor the opportunity to read As always my opinions are solely my own This book was very confusing This book could not hold my attention I was not brought into the world in this book and I just did not Sybil finish it I received this book thru a giveaway with LibraryThing in exchangeor an honest review My ThoughtsThis is the second installment in the Jackdaw Hammond series by Victoria Alexander In this bo. E in the middle of nowhere seems like the perfect place to escapeat least until she A Womans Guide to Fasting finds herself in the sights of a murderousamily with a terrible secret and a penchant or dark magic Meanwhile her old ally Felix Guichard has gone to New Orleans to conduct his own investigation into the nature of blood magic but is soon sucked into the intrigues of. Wwwmelissa413readsalotblogspotcom35 StarsI haven t read the irst book in this series yet but that
Is Okay As This Second Book Isokay as this second book is as a stand alone I do want to go back and read the Spring Girl first one of course to see what happened in the beginning I was confused at times about what was going on in the book This mostly had to do with the occult side what they were lookingor what really happened to these people and things like that I m sure this will be explained better in the Menerjang Batas first bookor us with simple minds There seems to be a potion that can heal people with certain diseases and some turn evilsooo the characters in the book are trying to Chosen Vessels find out all they can to make sure they can cure but not create monsters Jackdaw Hammond and her daughteror all intents
and purposes named sadie move into maggie spurposes named Sadie move into Maggie s home Maggie is Jack s No Apology Necessary foster mother There is to that story and how they came about the Bell Cottage but you can read thator yourself I love the gardens at Bell Cottage because they are alive It s a witch garden and it protects the home The Secret World of Fluffy Ratbag from any and everything that dares to walk through it The StoryYou have the evil Dannicks that harass Jack and I received a copy of this novel through Edelweiss in exchangeor an honest reviewI had uite liked the Awakening (The Guardians Heart Series Book 1) first book in this series but I didn t enjoy this one as much Perhaps because the pacingelt too slow and the book to long Whoops! for what it had to say Either it would have worked better as a shorter read or it would have deserved to be expanded on developed Theormat pretty much Los Caballeros de la Ciencia: El secreto mejor guardado de la Iglesia. follows the same one as in theirst book interspersing the contemporary plot with one involving Edward Kelle I picked this up solely due to its title knowing nothing about the author or the book itself What I didn t realize it s a seuel If you re interested I recommend starting with the The Sheep Book first one The Secrets of Life and Death A great deal of this book deals with past events and I think having read theirst one would really have helpedThe novel alternates between two different stories In the Laduma first set in the In the stunningollow up to The Secrets of Life and Death Rebecca Alexander has created a gripping supernatural thriller that bridges time legend and the power of bloodFollowing her showdown with Elizabeth Bathory Jackdaw Hammond is running The Gangs Birthday Surprise from her past hidingrom her Earth future and hoping to contain her newfound thirstor blood Buying an overgrown hom.