Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Breath of Frost + Whisper the Dead / Book Review

A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey (book 1 on The Lovegrove Legacy trilogy)

In 1814, three cousins—Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope—discover their family lineage of witchcraft when a binding spell is broken, allowing their individual magical powers to manifest. Now, beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, an alluring underworld available only to those with power is revealed to the cousins. By claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the underworld. 

Now ghouls, hellhounds—and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters—are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murders…because she keeps finding the bodies. 

Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killed…or even worse, before their new gifts are stripped away?

After reading The Cahill Witch Chronicles trilogy, I was in the mood to keep reading more about witches, and certainly couldn’t resist the cover of this one, the result? I couldn’t put it down. The story caught me since the beginning, I felt in love instantly with Cormac and when Ewan appears, it took my breath away.
The cousins are sassy, and I loved that their personalities showed up during the book. The male characters while are strong they are the perfect companion without taking main focus on the cousins, still, you would love them so so much.

The powers of the cousins were really interesting, and the use of other magical elements like gargoyles was fantastic. 

Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey (book 2 on The Lovegrove Legacy trilogy)

Cousins Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope are all dealing with what it means to be a Lovegrove. For Gretchen, it means she often feels like her head is going to explode. As a Whisperer, Gretchen constantly hears the whispers of other witches' spells. And while this does help her to know when one of her own spells is going wrong, the incessant buzzing and pain the whispers cause makes it difficult to use her gift.

But when something evil begins to menace Mayfair, Gretchen must find a way to master her power. Along with her cousins, a madcap named Moira, and the icy yet irresistible Tobias Lawless, Gretchen faces deadly threats and unimaginable loss in the hopes of preventing the terrible Greymalkin Sisters from rising again. 

This book, OMG! I wasn’t so sure to read it since there’s not a release date announced for the third one, but after finishing A Breath of Frost, I couldn’t help it, I needed to keep reading and reading.
While in book one we saw everything from Emma's perspective, in this one Gretchen the Whisperer shares her adventures. I loved the way the author managed to share about the others too while focusing in one, and the fact that we could learn more about other characters like Tobias Lawless, Cormac partner in book 1.
Whisper the Dead was touching, there were two parts in particular that made me tear a little bit, and loved the fact that while London is ruled by the Order, two women show how a strong females are in charge, here I’m talking of Lady Bethany and Elise Lawless.

The whole book was a fantastic, and my only regret was to read it too soon, and now I don’t know what on earth I’m going to do while waiting until the third book is release because OMG that ending was so so so great. 

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