Review: River Cast by Samantha Young

River Cast by Samantha YoungTitle: River Cast
Series: The Tale of Lunarmorte, #2
Author: Samantha Young
Publisher: Self Published
ISBN: 9781456512071
Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Magic, Werewolves, Vampires, Paranormal
Hearts: ♥ ♥ ♥
Note: Recommended for older teens

Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance…

Swept into the world of the Daylight Coven, Caia is caught between her loyalty to the Daylights and her new insight into the hearts of the Midnights. As more obstacles are thrown in her and Lucien’s way, Caia finds herself becoming further adrift from him and Pack Errante. With no one to turn to, Caia has to make the most difficult choice of all…
Which Coven does she truly belong with?

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It’s been a couple of months since Caia killed her uncle and Sebastian died in her arms. Even now, she has a hard time coping with his death, missing her friend a lot. It doesn’t help that she and Lucien are still fighting and that she’s about to go to the Centre, were the head of the Daylight Coven is situated.

Jaeden, who fled her pack, is at the same time busy with tracking down and killing rogue vampires, something that’s forbidden by coven laws for werewolves. Only the same species are allowed to track their rogue ones. She fled from her pack because she had a hard time with facing her nightmares about all torments that Ethan put her through. And since she unleashes her new-found telekinetic powers when she has a nightmare, it isn’t save for others to be around her. She’s also very afraid of what the pack will do when they find out she has such powers…

Caia learns a lot in the Centre and makes some new friends. However, when she uses her powers as the leader of the Midnight Coven she discovers an innocent Midnight being locked up by the Daylights. After seeing how she’s being treated, Caia knows she’ll have no other choice than freeing her. While making up the plan to set the girl free she makes  a very shocking discovery that will change her role in the war forever…

Ryder, her secret crush stand, to Jaeden’s surprise, in the middle of the room she shares with her vampire friends when she comes back from a hunt. He was commissioned by Lucien to come and get her because she has broken some major rules. Very reluctantly she agree to come with him. Meanwhile Ryder doesn’t know what to do, Jaeden obviously grew up in such a short time and suddenly he sees a very good-looking young woman standing in front of him. What seems a simple task suddenly becomes much more difficult, especially when a vampire decides to take revenge for the death of his girlfriend…

Okay, right now, I seriously have no idea what I should write about this book. It was a nice sequel, but that is the only thing I seem to have remembered, except for the outlines of the story (might have something to do with my head cold and major headache 😉 ). I didn’t like the book enough to read it again to sort my feelings out, so this time everyone has to settle with what little I managed to remember ;). I’ll promise to do better with the next book ^^

First lets start with the fact that Caia seemed to remember the importance of a condom and what could have happened to her. Although she doesn’t take her own advice the next time, sigh. Before those two were back together a lot had to be done, every time they grew closer to each other something or someone else came up and they were back to fighting again. This grew very old after a while. Seriously, enough is enough. How dumb can someone be?

It was very refreshing to read the story from Ryder and Jaeden’s point of view. Normally, I prefer reading the story through the eyes of one, maybe two characters and I find it irritating when the story is told through multiple characters, especially if they are the enemy. But it didn’t bother me at all while reading this book, I actually liked it!

I found it very strange that Ryder, a confirmed bachelor and ladies men, from one moment to the other wants to be mates with Jaeden. Although I saw this coming after reading the first book (was actually surprised it didn’t happen sooner ) and I’m very glad, Jaeden really deserves something like this, it happened too soon for my taste. I know there’s an attraction between mates, but for me there could have been a bit more courting and coming to terms with how he feels about her.

Overall rating 3 hearts. The story was good, but I didn’t feel connected enough to the story to really like it (again, probably because of my major head cold). I did like the part where Ryder had to ask Jaeden’s dad for her hand in “marriage” and to find out which things you obviously can’t say about a daughter when her dad’s in the area. That was so great ^^ I also like the ending, with the major cliffhanger that makes me want to read the next book ASAP!

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The Tales of Lunarmorte

  1. Moon Spell
  2. River Cast
  3. Blood Solstice

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