Publishers: Harlequin Teen
Published: April 1st, 2014
Her darkest dreams are coming true
In Tudor England, 1555, Meg Lytton has learned how powerful her magick gift can be. But danger surrounds her and her mistress, the outcast Princess Elizabeth. Nowhere is safe in the court of Elizabeth's fanatical sister, Queen Mary. And as the Spanish Inquisition's merciless priests slowly tighten their grip on the court, Meg's very dreams are disturbed by the ever-vengeful witchfinder Marcus Dent.
Even as Meg tries to use her powers to find guidance, something evil arises, impervious to Meg's spells and hungry to control England's fate. As Meg desperately tries to keep her secret betrothed, the Spanish priest Alejandro de Castillo, out of harm's way, caution wars with their forbidden desire. And with her most powerful enemy poised to strike, Meg's only chance is a heartbreaking sacrifice.
Isn't that cover pretty? I love all the colors. The symbols in the back also remind me of something that Master Dee and Richard would be using during circling. Very good!
I'd like to thank Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for a copy of the book. I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review which is coming up right now.
I gave this 4 triquetras only because it didn't quite meet my expectations. I loved the first in the series and I'm not sure if it's because it's been such a long time since I read that book or what but the story just didn't grab me like it did with the first book. I wanted to slap Meg repeatedly for being so darn stubborn, but at least she's true to her character. I think that Alejandro should be deemed a saint because he has the patience of one instead of a priest. I know I wouldn't be able to stay away from the woman I love for a year and a day. Aw, heck no. So I did fall in love with him a little more for being able to go through all the crap that happened in this book and still be ok to wait to hear her answer on their betrothal.
I will say that this book got me to the point of tears at one point, thank you Alejandro. Meg went and did something pig-headed and stubborn and Alejandro had to pay for it. And his speech was very moving. I need another tissue because of it.
In the end I suppose things worked out although I thought they were a tad anti-climatic.
All in all a really good story, I guess I just wasn't that enthralled with the story due to time apart from it! I do wonder what's going to happen in the third book, for a minute I thought this would be the end.