Genre: Fantasy & Teens/YA

Age: 16+

Recommendation: Yes! This book is a great addition to the series. Would recommend to fans of the first installment and anyone who enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses.

Type:Series, this is the second of three books in the Faerie Song Trilogy.

*Length: 464 pages

Summary: Good continuation. + answered some of the questions left from the first book + increased tension between mains +/- Plot twists ( although they are slightly confusing) + characters further developed +more Zanthiel -slightly less BA heroine

Description:

Don’t miss the first in the series, Fire and Ice, optioned for a motion picture.

To save the Faery world and her mother’s life, seventeen year old Lorelei sacrificed everything, and the dangerous bargains she made in Nevermore had lasting repercussions. Now safely back in her own world, Lorelei seems the same to her high school friends and her supernatural boyfriend in spite of the dark magic growing within her. Yet love across dimensions is complicated, especially when an invisible veil between the two worlds is sealing, threatening to separate Lorelei and Adrius forever.

Determined to find a solution, Lorelei resorts to exploring her new found powers. But when her friends fall ill, Lorelei can’t help but wonder if she’s responsible.

The nightmares from Nevermore tighten their icy hold when someone arrives determined to destroy Lorelei’s world, starting with those closest to her. Once again she’s forced to choose between her family and friends… and a love that was ill-fated from the start.

Full Review:

Warning: If you have not read the first installment Fire & Ice, stop reading now. This will contain mild spoilers from the first novel.

Bittersweet,  left me feeling well..bittersweet. ( So original right? I know, blame the lack of coffee.) This story picks up with Lorelei and Adruis, spending every waking second together that they can. Lorelei, forced to stay on earth because of all those who hunt her, spends her days waiting for Adruis to visit and the two of them bask in the glory of each others love. Yeah, yeah.. get to the good stuff right? Well, without giving too much away, Venus manages to cause a serious amount of drama and begins to threaten Lorelei and those around her. Forced with no other choice, she begins to search for  a way to not only save her friends and herself but also to free Adruis for the icy chains that bind him.

Here is one thing I don’t get about this portion of the story, if the king was so dead set on keeping the two apart and killing Lorelei, how was Adruis even able to come see her? And for that matter, without revealing the good stuff, how is Venus able to cause so much trouble with two super bad princes pining after her? Despite that questions that this book opened up, the plot is entertaining and offers continuous action. It has a much quicker pace than the first and it keeps the reader engaged.

 I really liked that in addition to the continuation of the original plot, there were a few twists and some of the more annoying questions left open with the first book are answered. There was more detail used to describe the setting and the chemistry between Lorelei and both Adruis and Zanthiel is deeper and more tangible. The author seems to be setting the stage for a certain someone to rally and come in with the woo-age and that really has me pumped. I wasn’t crazy about how everything was wrapped up with Venus. It didn’t make sense to me. The time line felt a bit skewed because when the fight between Adruis and Zanthiel over Venus in book one was described, it felt like it was way in the past. Maybe it wasn’t?

Either way, there are some pretty good twists and I am anxious to see what is planned for the conclusion. I enjoyed this book more than the first so, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to continue to trilogy.

On Amazon: Bittersweet

On Goodreads: Bittersweet

Disclaimer: I obtained a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for a honest review. Thank you so much Michele Barrow-Belisle.