Title: Blood of Silver
Series: Seeker, 2#
Author: B.V. Larson
Publisher: Self Published
Tags: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Hearts: ♥ ♥
Haley and Seth are still together, but his visits have grown infrequent. Can she keep the relationship alive?
Haley’s story takes on new turns in the second novel of paranormal romance and suspense. Two new strangers enter her life from unexpected directions. Ariene seeks to teach her new magic. André, handsome and rich, seeks to capture her heart. He is there when she needs help, while Seth is out on a distant, unknowable mission. Is it wrong for her to go out with him? Can’t they just be friends? What will happen when Seth comes back into her life, as she knows he will?
*May contain some spoilers*
*Sigh* How is it possible that Brook Haley managed to convince her in taking part in one of her crazy ideas, again? Why would she otherwise be sitting at a bar, with a false ID and surrounded by men twice her age? Nervously, Haley looks around her. This obviously wasn’t a good idea. Especially when one of the 40+ Santa lookalikes thinks he can have some more. Of her. But when she throws her drink in his face she looses her grip on the glass. Which also lands in Santa’s face. Hard. Crap, now they really have to go!
To make matters worse, Santa even follows them to their car! Luckily André is there to safe Brooke and her. André is a much younger and more handsome man, who’s even nice enough to bring Haley and Brooke home. Since Santa threw away her car keys… Besides André is obviously into her and it’s been awhile since Seth visited. Are she and Seth still a couple? Haley is doubting it more and more…
Even more problems arise when an old flame of her father decides to visit him. She’s apparently also related to Haley on her mother’s side. She practically introduced Haley’s mom and dad to each other! And she’s there to teach her about her blossoming powers? Haley doesn’t know what to think. Who is this person who threatens her mom’s place? And then Seth suddenly returns. Haley’s once quite life has been completely turned upside down!
From stalker to two timer… How is this possible? Cause when you’re stalking someone, you’re usually completely infatuated by said person. How is it possible that not even a year later you have no trouble two-timing him? I’ve completely lost my understanding of Haley. In Blood of Gold she at least understood that what she was doing was wrong, but now? Besides who in their right mind thinks that when your boyfriend says, see you next time, THAT YOU’VE BROKEN UP??? Even after a fight this doesn’t mean anything like that at all. It means he’ll see you again. Which means he’ll come back for you, which means he still likes you! *Sigh* That was the end between Haley and me. In the first book she was sort or less okay, not perfect or totally annoying, but bearable. Now however she crossed the line. At the end of this book I couldn’t care less what happened to her, since most of it was her own fault. My sympathy however, went to the guys she’d been playing with….
Speaking about the ending, it was weak. Not one big climax. There were too much hints throughout the story, so half way into the book I already had a hunch of how everything would end. That hunch turned out to be true, so no climax for me, I knew everything already. And I expected more, way more. Especially from André’s side, since he has very cave man like tendencies. Which I loved, till he became a cave man… Sorry, but we’re not living in those times anymore!
There’s only one thing that kept my attention throughout the book: Haley’s powers and their origins. I loved that it’s made very clear that power alone is neutral, it’s not good or evil. It’s entirely the choice of the person who wields it to do good or evil things. There was also some interesting and bloody family history that ‘d loved to find out more about.
I was also able to generate some sympathy for Haley, when she has to deal with Ariene, her father’s old flame and her relative. Who apparently eyes the position of stepmom. I, myself, also wouldn’t be that welcoming to her, although I doubt I would’ve held a bitch and slap-fight in the front garden. Really??? Sometimes I wondered if Haley had brains at all…
2 HEARTS. There were some amusing parts in this book, mainly because of Seth and his understanding of the world. Haley’s ancestors and powers also kept me reading. It was definitely not because of André, who was transforming more and more in a real creepy cave man, that I managed to read till the end. Haley herself made reading this book almost impossible at times, especially since I was not able to give her a good shake and lecture on how to behave. Then ending was very weak and almost made me regret reading the entire story…
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