Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Request Review - Secrets by Katherine Gilraine (The Index #2)

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: ebook
Publisher: Createspace
Publication Date:  March 23rd 2010
Rating: 5/5
Source: Borrowed from Friend
Get it at: Amazon
Summary from Goodreads:
After a century of tentative peace, there is cause to celebrate - the old-fashioned way.The High Mage Ranking Tournament is back for the first time in a thousand years. As the competition heats up to see who of the new crop of Mages is strongest, certain things are bound to come up.

Rhyssius receives a letter from an unlikely source.

Rena receives a visitor with an unlikely issue.

Some things aren't meant to stay under wraps.

 What I think:

The transition from Mages to Secrets was really smooth as the author is able to link both books together effective by using the right cliffhanger from Mages and an intriguing opening for Secrets.  The first book was clearly designed to set up the plot and the start of important events by introducing the crucial characters. In addition, the book enables the readers to get comfortable with the settings and the characters. In Secrets; however, more explanations were laid out to cover the missing gap from the first book as well as to get readers more in depth of the plot line.

Each chapter was beautifully crafted and easy to follow. All the events were intriguing that I could not put the book down and had to read it in one go (not recommended for bed time reading because I did stay up finishing it ahaha….). The drama and the actions were definitely there, more so then the first book.

The narration was fantastic that I can imagine everything so vividly! It’s like you are actually there to witness everything! Character development wise, I thought that all the character introduced have their importance in the story and not just mentioned once and basically neglected till the very end.

Looking forward to the third installment!

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