Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Review: Winter's Light (Winter Saga #2) by M.J. Hearle

Winter's Light (Winter Saga #2)
By M.J. Hearle
Release Date: May 1st, 2012
Number of Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ 1/2 - ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Blurb from Goodreads:
Blake is gone.

He sacrificed himself to save Winter, leaving her alone, unprotected... hunted.

An ancient enemy is rising, but Winter is no longer the innocent girl who was fated to die at Pilgrim's Lament. She will not wait to be saved. She will do what she must to survive, even accept an unsavoury alliance with those who destroyed her love.

In the gathering darkness, the enemy of an enemy is not always a friend, and Winter must find the strength to stand alone and fight for the one she loves. For she is the key to unlocking the secrets beyond the veil of shadows.

And she is Blake's only hope.

My Review:
I was really excited for the sequel to Winter's Shadow and was expecting lots of action and excitement. But somehow, the story fell short for me. The beginning was slow going and I found myself putting it down quite often.

It only got me excited and glued to it when Sedoris and Benedict made their appearances. After that, it was up and down for me. Winter's performance was lacklustre this time around.

I was expecting more maturity and growth on her part but she was mostly depending on Sam and the Bane. She only started to show some steel and strength in the last few chapters. But I forgive her flaws as she was determined and confident of their love.

Blake's absence throughout the book was very apparent. It was pretty depressing. When Winter freed the prisoner and his real identity was revealed, it was utterly devastating.

Winter's Light was more like a setup and a bridge for the final book. I really hope to get lots of Blake and Winter moments in the next one. There just wasn't enough.

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