Trent’s Fantasy pick:
(Signet, June 2012)
Now this book is the second of the Earth witches series. The first being Viper Moon, which I had previously read, and thus made me interested to see where the series went after the first book. It does continue the series, but not in the way I thought. This second book is told from the viewpoint of an entirely new character, and only after about a third of the book does it lead to interaction with characters from book one.
Now I’m not trying to say that this isn’t a good book, for overall it is. And yet, there are some detractors to it. The lack of use (or interaction with) of characters from the first book I find as something of a negative. And there were instances of me figuring out what would happen next before it happened. Although, on the flip side, because of how it is written, you don’t have to read the first book to know what’s happening in the second. It helps, but it is not a requirement. The characters themselves are an unusual bunch, some you may take a liking to, some you may hate instantly.
So again, all in all, whether you’ve read the first book or not, Vengeance Moon can be considered worthwhile to read, just don’t set your expectations too high, especially if you haven’t read the first book.