Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Broken Spell by Fabio Bueno

Title:  Broken Spell
Author: Fabio Bueno
Series:  Singularity #2
Published:  October 16th 2013 by Booklings Publishing
Genre:  YA paranormal romance
Shelf:  review copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Book Blurb:

Be careful what you wish for.

Skye wanted to find the Singularity. She got what she sought, but to protect the most powerful witch alive, Skye betrayed her coven. Now she regrets entangling her boyfriend Drake in her hidden world.

Drake yearned for Skye, but now he finds out that getting the girl is just the beginning: keeping the girl is the hard part. When tragedy strikes, Drake faces an impossible choice that could destroy his family and his shot at love.

The vicious Night covens seek retribution at all costs. Wicked Jane has returned, scarred from her last confrontation with Drake and Skye, and holding a baffling secret that may change everything.

Dangerous alliances arise. The Veil is about to be broken.

Falling in love has never been harder.

My Review:

With this novel, Bueno is off and running. Picking up the pieces from the first novel in the series, and using the same inviting tone and brilliant storytelling he draws you in right from the get-go and doesn’t let go until the very end. He recaps just enough to jog the reader’s memory as to who’s who and who did what in the first novel, but doesn’t overdo it or bore his readers. By using the same great flow and easy to follow dialogue he ties the stories together quite nicely while taking off with a different part of this brilliant story. That said, this instalment is more intense than its predecessor, yet is still a mellow, light read that is very easy to immerse yourself in fully. This sequel is also a lot more brooding, but we really get to the heart of the story with that.

The characters in this novel continue to grow as individuals and as friends. They are each developed so individually that as a reader you get to see the minute differences in their reactions to a single event. It’s quite a trip. The new characters that Bueno introduces in this instalment are also quite well developed and add to the storyline as a whole. You’ll also note that the supporting cast from the first novel become much more fully developed as their roles in the story grow.

Overall, this was a brilliant sequel to the first singularity novel, drawing you deeper into this world of magic and secrecy. At the end, I was only left with a single question: with this twisted ending, how will it all work out in the end?

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About the author:

Fabio writes Young Adult/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal novels, including the award-winning WICKED SENSE. He resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and kids. When not writing or reading, he geeks out with family and friends, solidifies his reputation as the world's slowest runner, and acts very snobbish about movies. He hangs out here:

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