For today's YA book review I am taking a look at Poison by Molly Cochran. Book 2 in the Legacy series. The publisher provided me with a copy, so I'm offering it up to one lucky winner as a giveaway. Just fill out the rafflecopter form below.
Katy and Peter are now together, however life is not that simple. Peter's Uncle has taken an interest in him, and they've made a deal. Peter will work for his uncle in return for tuition to Harvard. Slowly Peter's Uncle begins to take over his life, and Katy sees him less and less.
With plenty of unwelcome time on her hands, Katy makes a new friend, Morgan. Morgan is a shape shifter and works at her Aunt's store in town. They become fast friends, but something is just a little off about Morgan.
And meet Bryce, the new kid in town. He comes from Avalon and is on a retrieval mission to re-capture a missing sorceress. All these new characters are in Whitfield, but so is The Darkness, and it is ready to kill.
I enjoyed the continuing story of Katy and Peter. The arrival of two new characters are a great catalyst. The reader can feel there is something wrong with Morgan, we just don't know what until the story progresses. And Bryce has a great arrival in town. He shows up dressed as a monk and speaking Old English. He is a real mystery, and as the story moves on, we learn that he has a key role to play.
A new twist is the addition of the King Arthur and Merlin legend. I am a little tired of Merlin stories, but I am happy to say that this book takes it to a whole new and different level, and doesn't focus solely on Merlin. The author adds some creative twists to a tired story.
There were a couple things that troubled me. First, Hattie, a character who I love from book 1, seems to turn anti-Katy. It is weird. She feels mean spirited and insulting. I didn't like the knew change. Also, the story did not feel as adventurous as book 1. It is a creative story, but I just didn't feel the tension that I felt with Legacy.
Overall it is a good read, and if you haven't read book one first, I suggest you do. The witches of Whitfield are a fascinating bunch, and I look forward to more of their trials.
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