Book Review: Black Abaddon (The Vulcan Legacies) by Sasha Hibbs

black-abaddon2Synopsis:

Ally Watson struggles to live with the choices she made, the worst of which resulted in her soul mate’s death. Michael’s sacrifice to save the girl he loved may have reversed the Apocalypse, but not the permanent damage inflicted by living with his loss.

Ally begins a journey where she soon discovers that death is not always the end, but sometimes the very beginning. With old friends, she journeys to the Nosferatu Nation where she meets with new alliances willing to help her in her quest to defeat the Devourer. At every turn, Ally unearths secrets that threaten to destroy those she loves.

The second installment of The Vulcan Legacies series will put Ally to the ultimate test, forcing her to face her fears and the true destiny she will fulfill as Azrael, the Seraph of Death.

About the Author:

By age 5, Sasha Hibbs’ favorite movie was Gone With the Wind. By age 12, she completed her 7th grade book report on the sequel, Scarlett. By 18, she met and married her very own Mr. Rhett Butler and as it turns out, she never had to worry about going back to Tara to win the love of her life back. Fortunately, he stuck with her.

With a love of all things paranormal, the ambiance of the South with its gigantic antebellum mansions and canopies of Spanish moss, and a love for her husband’s rich storytelling of blacksmiths and the mythology surrounding their origins, it wasn’t long until the world of her debut novel, Black Amaranth, was born.sasha hibbs

When not working her day job as a nurse, you can find Sasha dreaming of her next beach trip, reading the latest YA novel, and drinking more white chocolate mocha than she should.

Sasha lives in mountainous West Virginia with her husband, Tim, and their two daughters, Aeliza and Ava. She is currently hard at work on book two in The Vulcan Legacies series.

http://sashahibbs.blogspot.com/

My Review:

So this is a 2nd book in the series and you really do need to read the first one (fortunately I was kindly given both to review) I loved the idea behind this book, although a little YA cliche in places (to be honest it’s expected troupes that readers want: love triangle, best friends, secret powers etc.) it still felt like an effortless read that kept you hooked.

From a writer’s perspective, it took a while to get the plot moving and this might lose the less patient reader, which would be a shame as it climaxed in the 2nd book to a real twist that I didn’t see coming. I didn’t warm to Ally straight away and felt the opening a little weak compared to the rest of the book, so would have preferred the first chapter to jump straight into the action (but that’s just me!)

The front covers of both books are very evocative and really give you an impression of what you’ll be getting when you buy them – so two thumbs up to the designer.

I’m going to give both books a combined rating, as they really do need to be read together – so 4 out 5 stars – a really intriguing teen read that bridges the gap nicely to adult readers too.

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