#2, Cursed Magic Series
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After escaping from the elves and the General, Claire is on the run again with the last person she'd thought she'd end up with— Farron. Shadowy forces are nipping at their heels, and soon they are attacked. But they have bigger worries. An old friend of Farron's shows up: a beautiful woman with a mark shockingly similar to her own.
As it turns out, she is not alone.
And the new woman isn't exactly on their side. Claire is kidnapped and lands in the middle of Farron's biggest secret of all. Once again she is a prisoner and the people that surround her want to use her and her powers, people that she doesn't have the option of refusing. The wolves are circling, but to pick a side means giving up everything she holds dear.
Book two of the Cursed Magic Series.
So I finished the first book in one day, and began reading the second book immediately thereafter. I love the development of characters and the love story between Claire and Fare. The story, mystery and deception are somewhat more revealed in this book and we get more details about who is behind the attacks. I really enjoyed how Casey plays around with the idea of love while simultaneously telling a coming of age story in the heroine. I can't wait for the next book, and do hope in my heart of hearts that love will conquer obstacles between Fare and Claire. This is a great read, full of emotion, magic and adventure.
I just so love how the author did the twist with the love between Farron and Claire. Also how the plot was and how the king made the sea, or THE COUNCIL did. I just CAN'T WAIT for the next book!!!!
More like a 3.5
I have really enjoyed these 2 books. They are well written and kept me reading late into the night. I only have one real problem. The heroine, Claire, is really getting on my nerves!! After two books, she should've matured more! Her naïveté is getting old. She seems unbelievably clueless at times. I'm not sure if I'll get the next one in the series unless Claire matures a great deal.