Friday, 29 May 2015

Wicked Magic: A Weeping Willow Novel (Weeping Willow #2) by Sandra Madera

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Sandra Madera.

Blurb (from Goodreads):
After a time of peace, Willow's world is turned on its side when Nalin is captured and taken into the Underworld. (YA Fiction Novel, intended for ages 16 and up). Just when Willow and Nalin were ready to bind their life forces in a marriage ceremony, their time of peace has ended. Willow finds out a secret that is both the cause of their union and exile. Daphne, Nalin’s evil sister, has gathered a group of powerful allies in her quest to regain the Ljósálfar kingdom and overthrow their newly formed government. Hoping to separate Willow and Nalin forever, Daphne casts her brother into the darkest and deadliest realm imaginable... Hades. However, Daphne never expected Willow to delve into the depths of hell to reunite with her lost love and try to set things right. Rules have been broken... Deals have been made... How much is Willow willing to risk to save Nalin’s soul?

Wicked Magic: A Weeping Willow Novel by Sandra Madera

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wicked Magic: A Weeping Willow Novel (Weeping Willow Series #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Sandra Madera.)

“He is in a place that dare not be named… for fear of spending eternity there. A door that must never be opened in this realm,” she answered ominously. “A place that nothing good can dwell. He has been taken… stolen into the Underworld.”

This book picked up where the previous book left off, and followed Willow as she searched for kidnapped Nalin.

Willow came across as quite immature in this book. In the previous books she seemed to have the right ideas, but in this one she was whiney. I understood that she wanted Nalin back, and that she’d do anything to achieve that, but instead of coming across as confident and determined, she came across like a teenager throwing a paddy.

“They could have killed him already, and I may never what happened to him,” I said, sobbing. “I feel broken. My heart is broken… You must help me find him!” Rosalyn didn’t understand the connection I had with Nalin. She had never had her soul ripped apart. I felt lost. I felt empty.

The storyline in this followed Willow as she tried to rescue Nalin, who had apparently been transported to the realm of the fae. We got a lot of travelling in this book, to several different locations, and we found out a bit more about the fae. We also got a bit of action, and some riddles to solve.

“What is considered a stairwell to the divine
Which can mend the soul at the same time,
Can cause wars to spread quicker than wildfire,
And, yet, can be thought of as a crime?

(can you guess what the answer is? I thought this one was pretty easy)
(highlight to read answer - Faith)

The ending to this was okay, but we were left with a pretty big cliff-hanger. It will be interesting to see how Willow deals with this new threat in the next book.
6 out of 10.

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