Review: Blood & Bone by Candace Osmond

Happy Sunday!  Today I have a special edition.  A few months ago I reviewed Candace Osmond’s book Iron & Wine.  I have the awesome opportunity today to share with you her follow-up book, Blood & Bone.  This is definitely a roller coaster ride.  There are twists and turns along with emotional highs and lows. In general, it’s a great follow-up.  Be sure you check out my entire review after the book blurb.

18299538Book Blurb:

The stakes are high in the second installment of The Iron World Series as Avery Quinn decides which path her life will take. Become a vampire and be with Jack forever, or pledge herself to the Fey and help save Faerie from the horrible Queen Mabry? The more she thinks about it the more she wants to remain human. But as she sinks further into the magical world she has come to love, Avery realizes that remaining human is next to impossible, especially when a dark king sets his sights on her. To make matters worse, a secret society of shape shifters have sworn themselves as Avery’s enemy all because of a certain classmate with a caustic temperament. With a mythical war brewing and Evaine close on her heels, Avery must decide who to give her humanity to before it’s too late.

Review:

In Candace Osmond’s second book in her Iron World Series we find ourselves fairly close to the end of her previous book.  Avery is filled with choices.  Choices that will change her life forever.  She realizes she must decide what road to pursue but the more people push her to choose the more she wants to just run and hide.  Unfortunately, that is never an option.  Avery’s relationship with all her friends and loved ones becomes tenuous.  In an attempt to protect those she cares about she risks everything and meets King Oden.  Odin ‘s obsession with Avery becomes problematic with her and her love, Jack.  But, the biggest threat is the pending war between the three species.  It could be a war to end all.  Many will die and sides will be chosen.  Avery must find a way to keep those close to her safe while trying to clarify her future.  Can she decide what needs to be done and become a leader or will she choose the path of least resistance?

This was a great second book in this series.  We get lots of answers and clarification.  Though lots of things change.  There is a lot of strife in this book especially between Jack and Avery.  The added Oden spins everything into a triangle even though we know Avery gives her heart to Jack, Oden is a delectable option.  Avery, Max and Julie continued to grow as characters and with that the story is propelled.  The strange world that is now Avery norm is still a challenge for her to overcome, but she is dealing with it in a way most people would.  The only really troubling thing I found in this book was Avery kept losing so much time.  She kept getting hurt and once in a while school would come up, but it was almost an after thought.  I almost would have preferred her to have gone on hiatus or something instead of the random school scenes.  Overall, I thought this was a great book and a wonderful continuation to this story.  Beware this ends in a cliffhanger and you will want to email Candace in the end to ask her to hurry up with the third book!

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