Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Review: Vowed [The Blackhart Legacy #2] by Liz de Jager

Title: Vowed
Author: Liz de Jager
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Genre: Fantasy
Series: The Blackhart Legacy #2
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Tor UK
Publication Date: 6th November 2014

Tell Me About It
The Blackhart Code:
Don't let the monsters grind you down

A Blackhart can see the supernatural behind everyday crimes. But some crimes hide even greater evils…

Kit Blackhart must investigate why children are disappearing from a London estate. However, their parents, police and fae allies claim to know nothing. And as yet more children disappear, the pressure mounts. Luckily, or unluckily, government trainee Dante Alexander is helping Kit with the case. Yet just as her feelings towards him begin to thaw, his life falls apart. As Kit struggles to unravel his problems and dangerous secrets, she meets fae Prince Thorn in her dreams – but their relationship is utterly forbidden.

Then Kit digs too deep, and uncovers a mystery that’s been hidden for one thousand years. It’s a secret that could just tear down our world.
My Thoughts
I can honestly say that Vowed is one of the rare books that I can't wait to dive into knowing it is the second one of the series. While some other series struggle with the 'second book syndrome' and end up being not as amazing as the predecessor, Vowed has none of these problems, in fact Vowed was even better than Banished. With all the footwork out of the way Liz is able to up the ante and not only bring us some amazingly new creatures, but really lets her characters shine. We get to see Kit even more kick as than ever, we see a whole new side to Aiden (who I admit to loving even more within the pages of Vowed), but we also get to see different organisations working together.

Vowed is action packed full of magic, action, romance, and some seriously amazing pancakes ;). I really like how Liz has carried on with the awesomeness that is Kit and the Blackhart family, but has taken them away from situations they are comfortable with, and thrown them into a whole new situation. We still get the magic and the creatures, but in a more human environment with human and otherworld rules to follow and Kit soon realises she is dealing with a lot more than she realised.
Dante was someone who I was unsure about at first, I didn't know his intentions or why he was constantly around, but as the story develops we get to see why. As we get to know him alongside Kit I really did begin to like him, and just when I thought things were straight Liz throws another surprise into the book and we now are faced with a new interesting problem.

I have really enjoyed seeing how far Kit has come, as a person but also as someone with magic. She can seriously kick some ass but has a caring side to her too. Her magical powers have become even more impressive, and thank to training she is able to wield it a lot better. I can't wait to see what happens with her abilities in the next book

Vowed was everything I imagined it would be, and my only problem is that now I have to wait for the next book. It's going to be a loonnnnnng wait.

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