Friday, August 14, 2015

Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer Book Two: Ward Against Darkness - (Series Review Tour) @melaniecard @entangledteen

Ward Against Darkness (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer #2)Ward Against Darkness by Melanie Card
My rating: 4 of 5 stars 
Release Date: 08/27/13
Entangled Teen
352 pages

Description: The last thing Ward de'Ath wants is more trouble. On the run from both the law and the criminal underworld, Ward and Celia flee Brawenal City only to stumble into the mansion of a powerful evil necromancer. And when Ward discovers the man possesses a dangerous grimoire, his duty leaves him no choice. He can't allow the necromancer to keep the grimoire.
But the mansion is filled with monsters--human and undead--and Ward has no way of telling who's friend or foe. The only person he can trust is Celia who dominates more of his thoughts and feelings every day. But there are still laws in the way of anything but friendship. She's still dead and he's still alive . . . for now.

Disclaimer: I received a galley in exchange for an honest review. (Provided by NetGalley) – I do not usually read dark/paranormal, but the plot of this story was very intriguing, and I have been expanding my preferred readings, to open doors to more reviews.

Book two in this series, and the story continues right where Ward and Celia left off. Like the first book, Celia kind of manipulates Ward, and at times, belittles him. However, it has simmered down slightly. Celia still remains the head-strong, assassin, but she definitely has feelings for Ward, and it shows often. There is just as much racing action as the first book, and I am a major romaction fan. Tickled my fancy a bit more.

My Honest Opinions/Thoughts: Again, I have some mixed feelings about this series, but I am slowly turning my perspective so that I can be more open to it, with reservations. I like the kindling of romance that has been slowly building, and I totally ship the characters now. Like the first book, I love the cover, definitely drew me in because it has both characters on the front now. I took a slower pace to read this book, but I was still rushing it. I wish I didn’t, but it gives me the excuse to go back and re-read them. Which I plan on doing.

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About Melanie Card: “I have always been drawn to storytelling. In fact, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t telling a story in my head or on paper. In grade school, we had journal writing time which I turned into story telling time, weaving tales of magic and adventure that mimicked the fairy tales and myths that I loved to read. It was there, with the help of two very special teachers, that I nurtured this love and started my journey as a writer.
I write fantasy, paranormal romance, and everything in between, seasoned with a good dash of adventure and mystery. Join me on my tales of magic, adventure, and romance.”

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