Book Review: A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess
Henrietta is in a city full of lies and secrets. Her friend Rook is turning into a monster and as she desperately searches for a cure she must hide the truth of who she really is; a witch and definitely not the chosen one.
When she finds what could be the answer to defeating the Ancient Ones she sets out on a journey with Blackwood, and Magnus intent upon stopping the ancients once and for all.
This book was phenomenal. I was on the edge of a precipice which the book could simply push me into for I there were so many twists that I never saw coming. The main character was wonderful and it was easy to connect with her desire to heal Rook. Furthermore, the book was boring at the beginning but steadily grew more intriguing.
Close to the end, we found out that the evil Ancient was her father! I did not see that coming. And then there were two love interests and when she finally told Rook she loved him, I screamed. I screamed in horror for it is so cliche to fall in love with a best friend and Rook was never my favorite character. But I hated how Blackwood proposed. I mean honestly, we don’t even know if she truly loves him. Did she just agree to marry him because Rook was out of the picture and she’s unclean?
Book Review: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Clueless
A Shadow Bright and Burning tells the story of a girl, Henrietta who holds a power that could get her killed. When she is discovered, protecting her friend she is taken to London for she is the prophesied chosen one who will defeat the Ancients who were called into existence years ago and are now ravaging England. There she meets her fellow sorcerer trainees who will test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.
But she is not the chosen one.
As Henrietta lives a lie she delves into the secrets hidden within her and those she has trusted. As battle looms she struggles to find the risks she will take for the city and the ones she loves.
Oh my gosh this book was amazing. I fled through this book eagerly awaiting every twist and turn that A Shadow Bright and Burning presented to me. The main character was so intriguing and I loved how the author portrayed her and her growth. I adored how I spent the entire time wondering who the real love interest was because their was some tension between Henrietta, the main character, and three other guys each with very separate personalities. For those who have read the book, I was and still am rooting for Blackwood because I like his mysterious and serious character.
I cannot wait to put the next books in the series on hold! I just looked them up and read the synopses and there is a real chosen one called Maria! What? And Henrietta had plans to marry Blackwood!! The plot thickens. I want them now! No, the third book doesn’t come out until October! I’m going to cry.