Book #2 Windhaven Witches series
Published by Author Revolution LLC (6th October 2020)
My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
It’s a new semester at Windhaven Academy and Autumn is excited to have her boyfriend attending with her this time. Though things don’t stay jovial and calm for long as they soon come to find that the dead aren’t quite staying dead. Autumn being the town’s only necromancer starts to wonder if it could be her doing it as nothing else seems to fit. On top of this, Cat is acting strange, some days she’s fine, others it’s like she doesn’t even know who Autumn is. After Autumn’s boyfriend is tagged as a prime suspect in the desecrating of graves that is happening it’s a race against the clock to find out who is really responsible before the undead get to them first.
This instalment picked up not quite where the first one left off, so it took me a little bit to wrap my head around where we were and what was happening. After the cliff hanger of book one, I was a little bit frustrated at having to wait to find out what the go was with Cat, but it’s not a deal breaker, it was just me being impatient.
This story has the same quick, easy read of the first one and the flow of narrative is wonderful. Autumn and the gang are all back in fine form as they tackle another mystery while trying to juggle supernatural school as well. Cat and Colton aren’t around as much, but they’re still their enjoyable selves when they do get screen time. I feel like this instalment focused more on the building of Autumn and Wade’s relationship, which did grind my gears a bit. It irked me that Autumn is so reluctant to talk about certain things that are concerning her with Wade, instead she sort of dwells on it and ends up doing herself in because she winds herself up, when everything could be sorted out by just talking. I know, I know, it’s not a perfect world and communication isn’t as easy for some people as it is for others. I just feel like certain issues could have been avoided if they just spoke about it. Though, this does lend to Andrew’s ability in her writing because it evoked emotion from me and that’s what reading is all about.
The mystery of the rising dead and who is behind it, I actually worked out super early on in the story, and the reason behind the raising of the dead came across as rather superficial which I was a little disappointed in, I was hoping that this would lend to a deeper story line that will arise down the track, which, it still may, so I’m gonna hold out hope for that one. They mystery of the man that Wade spoke to in the end of book one was also revealed…which I had also worked out in the initial scene itself, but that’s okay. Not every book has to be a total mystery and plot twist for it to be super enjoyable, and this book really proves that for me. Some people may get down about ‘cliches’ when it comes to story lines and mysteries and the like, me though, if a story is written well and is enjoyable, I don’t really mind if I guess things before their reveal. I mean, if one reads quite a bit, it can be difficult to surprise them, and that’s okay. Yes, I love it when a book can really get me with a twist, but in the end it’s not a HUGE deal.
All in all, this was a great follow up to the initial instalment and I can’t wait to see what happens next. I feel like the characters are really developing and the story keeps me entertained.
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