Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Victor: Book 2 in the Eden East Series,” by Author, Sacha Black
Title: Victor, Book 2 in the Eden East Series
Amazon Author Page: Sacha Black
Publication Date: July 5, 2018
Genres: Science Fiction/Fantasy, Steam Punk, Magical Realism
IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:
When Eden East kills someone, she expects them to stay dead. It’s only polite, after all.
“Exhausted from battle and finally bound to her soulmate, all Eden wants to do is attend university and spend time with Trey. When her demon-ex, Victor, suddenly returns from the afterlife, Eden’s convinced he’s out for revenge. The last thing she expects is for him to ask for help, especially when he’s being controlled by evil forces.
But when an enchanted lock and key go missing, she’s no longer sure who she can trust. If Eden can’t find them in time, not only will her life, and her heart, be torn apart, the very world she lives in could be destroyed – forever.
Victor will transport fans of The Red Queen, The Young Elites, and The Lunar Chronicles to a world unlike any other…”
The Eden East Novels:
- Book 0 – Sirens (coming soon)
- Book 1 – Keepers
- Book 2 – Victor
I’m an avid fan of this author and the Eden East Series. I’ve also read and reviewed the first book in this series, Keepers. Click HERE to read the review.
Victor is the second book in the series and starts out with a bang! After crashing Eden’s coronation it becomes apparent that Victor is very much alive, even though Eden stabbed a poisoned knife through his heart. It’s as if Victor can’t die!
And if that it isn’t enough to grab your attention, Eden finds that she must rule as the “Fallon of the East” and as the head-girl in Keeper school. She also becomes part of a conspiracy to overthrow the First Fallon and joins in the rebellion.
Meanwhile, Eden is still reeling from the deaths of her parents. Those feelings comingle into her life with Trey, her balancer, and soul mate. Look for some steamy scenes between these two! Whew! Their relationship is all consuming. These two are so twisted up together that the reader knows one cannot live without the other.
Yet, a sense of uneasiness hangs over Eden’s world. For all the happiness she shares with Trey, she is plagued with horrible nightmares about the fate of Trutinor and her beloved. She finds herself consumed by these dreams terrified they are prophetic in nature.
Eden turns to two friends, Sheridan, and Charlie who is able to provide some interpretation to her dream sequences. Charlie travels within her dreams searching for the answers that Eden needs to save Trutinor and Trey.
In my humble opinion, Victor surpasses the first book, not in storytelling, but in the detail given to the worldbuilding of Truitnor. This novel could almost stand alone, it is so powerful. However, from the skillful words of this author, the reader learns more about the dryads and the shifters, and the role they play in this realm of existence.
By the end of Victor, I found myself fully vested in the characters and in the mystery that envelopes Trutinor. This is an action-packed novel that transmits just the right amount of tension so the reader will beg for more. I’m begging! I can’t wait to find out what happens next!
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies
*I follow the Amazon Rating System*
Author, Sacha Black
About the Author:
Sacha Black has five obsessions; words, expensive shoes, conspiracy theories, self-improvement, and breaking the rules. She also has the mind of a perpetual sixteen-year-old, only with slightly less drama and slightly more bills.
Sacha writes books about people with magical powers and other books about the art of writing. She lives in Hertfordshire, England, with her wife and genius, giant of a son.
When she’s not writing, she can be found laughing inappropriately loud, blogging, sniffing musty old books, fangirling film, and TV soundtracks, or thinking up new ways to break the rules.
How to Connect with the Author:
To get CogMail – Sacha’s fiction book updates visit: http://www.sachablackbooks.com
You can get Sacha’s free 17-page cheat sheet intro to creating superbad villains by visiting her website.
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