Tuesday, January 08, 2013

You might feel like you're in the dark with The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges


The Unfailing Light (Katerina #2)by Robin Bridges


4 STARS
Published October 9, 2012 by Delacorte Books
ISBN 038590830X

Having had no choice but to use her power has a necromancer to save Russia from dark forces, Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, now wants to forget that she ever used her special powers. She's about to set off to pursue her lifelong dream of attending medical school when she discovers that Russia's arch nemesis--who she thought she'd destroyed--is still alive. So on imperial orders, Katerina remains at her old finishing school. She'll be safe there, because the empress has cast a potent spell to protect it against the vampires and revenants who are bent on toppling the tsar and using Katerina for their own gains. But to Katerina's horror, the spell unleashes a vengeful ghost within the school, a ghost more dangerous than any creature trying to get in.

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Whenever I can read paranormal historical novels, I get all giddy inside... and this is no exception. Robin Bridges delivers an incredible story of good vs evil that will make you want to hide under your blanket.

I felt though some sections were lacking, the overall flow of the book was a great deal better than book one (The Gathering Storm). There was much disappointment in my heart though because so much if the action took place at school without all the guys, and we saw less of Georgie. Honestly, Georgie is one of the main reasons why I read this series. I am on my knees begging Bridges to showcase him in The Morning Star (#3). 

The main plot line in this novel had to do with a seriously scary ghost at school, but since that gets resolved, I don't know why that was such a focal point. Like I said, more Georgie please. Georgie was involved with this really dark group of wizards in Paris so why not show us that? He was out partying while pining for Katerina? Show us THAT!

We don't see all the fun things Katerina can do this go round and we don't get to see her brother except for one small section. What we saw of him begs to be addressed: What is going on with HIM?? 

The cliff hanger was interesting so I'm all ears to see how it all pans out in The Morning Star (#3) due out in 2013.