Thursday, 11 October 2012

Hopeless Magic by Rachel Higginson

Series: Star-Crossed Series (2)
Kindle Edition, August 6 2011, 406 pages
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After returning home from Romania, and successfully saving her best friend Lilly, Eden Matthews must now come to terms with her future as an Immortal. She is in love with the Crowned Prince, but he is betrothed to someone else. Her family desperately wants her to join their rebellion, but that would mean fighting against her one, true love, Kiran Kendrick. She must fight off assassins that want her dead, an Immortal rite of passage that takes her to India and a deadly disease that no one has thus far survived. Danger seems to lurk around every corner as Eden Matthews struggles to keep her true identity a secret and protect those that she loves. Eden must find a way to be with Kiran, or turn her back on him forever and fight to save her people. Hopeless Magic is the second installment of the Star-Crossed series.

My thoughts

This book was 100 times better than the first. In this novel you fall even more in love with the characters, although I'm still not a fan of Kiran. He spends so much time in this book stringing Eden along giving her false hope and promises. The ending is the highlight of this book by far. Its so gripping and tragic I was crying along with Eden and felt like I'd been betrayed it was so heart wrenching I had to go on and buy the third book just to be sure there was a light at the end of the tunnel. I am soo rooting for Jericho at this point Kiran just feels like an immature, selfish boy who needs his arse kicked -maybe Eden will indulge me in the next book :) There where still some grammar mistakes but not nearly as much as the first. I did find it repetitive at times but the fast pace and amazing storyline made up for this. There are some 'shockers' that are really only shocking to Eden because the rest of us pay attention to the people around us where as she is rather self involved at times. At the end she does redeem herself whilst fighting for her people. A lovely book that I've read 3 times now and I'm still swept away with the characters and their emotions.

1 comment:

  1. This series seems quite popular. I've yet to read it, but I'm glad it's a good read. I would read any book with starcrossed lovers, I'm just a sucker for them.