Saturday, June 30, 2018

Week 26 Reviews: Moonshadow, Spellbinder

From Goodreads:
Her past is a blank, her future uncertain….

Recovering from a shooting, LAPD witch consultant Sophie Ross leaves her job and travels to the U.K. to search for answers about her childhood. When she encounters a Daoine Sidhe knight of the Dark Court, she becomes entangled in an ancient hatred between two arcane forces.

He has given his body and soul to fight for his people….

Barred from his homeland along with his surviving brother knights, Nikolas Sevigny is embroiled in a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear. Only by uniting his people's resources can they hope to prevail against Isabeau, the deadly Queen of the Light Court. He will do anything and use anyone to return home to Lyonesse.

When Nikolas encounters Sophie, he sees a tool to be used. The insouciant witch might be the key to unlocking every passageway that has been barred to the knights of the Dark Court, even as a fascination for her takes root in what’s left of his soul.

Sophie has no intention of becoming anyone's pawn, yet the fierce Nikolas is so compelling, she can't deny the temptation that endangers her guarded heart.

As magic threatens Lyonesse, Queen Isabeau unleashes her merciless Hounds, and Nikolas and Sophie become embroiled in a race for survival. Meanwhile, the passion that ignites between them burns too hot to be denied and quickly turns into obsession.

Thank goodness they both know better than to fall in love…

From Goodreads:
From author Thea Harrison comes the latest story in the New York Times bestselling Moonshadow trilogy….

Kidnapped while on tour, musician Sidonie Martel is transported to the mystical land of Avalon. A human without magical ability, she is completely vulnerable to the deadly forces surrounding her.

When she defies her captors and refuses to share her music, an act of violent cruelty leaves her broken, her ability to play silenced, maybe forever. Her only hope is a whisper in the dark, gentle hands that offer healing, and a man who refuses to show her his face yet who offers advice she dare not ignore.

One of the most feared and powerful sorcerers in history, Morgan le Fae serves a Queen he despises, Isabeau of the Light Court. Once a famous bard and an advisor to kings, Morgan has been enslaved to Isabeau for hundreds of years, acting as enforcer and the commander of her deadly Hounds.

Sidonie's music touches Morgan in places he had abandoned centuries ago, and her fiery spirit resurrects feelings he had believed long dead. For Sidonie, trapped in captivity, passion offers a comfort she cannot resist.

But Isabeau holds Morgan bound in magical chains that only Death can break. And in the court of a cruel, jealous Queen, the only thing that burns hotter than love is revenge… 

My Review:
Oh, man, these books were so freaking amazing! I really enjoyed the Elder Races, and yeah, it does have some overlap with the first series, since Morgan was in Pia Does Hollywood, and that Sophie was one of the children that the Baron from Shadow's End helped. These books do stand on their own, but I'm so glad that I read them right after reading Elder Races!

We knew that there was something going on with the UK's Elder Races, that Isabeau wasn't the most stable, and yeah, in both of these books, we see the extremes that she went to, with the Dark Fey and with enslaving Morgan. Boo!

I really enjoyed Sophie and Nikolas, they were very different, what with their age differences, and her pop culture references, that was so hilarious, but they fit well together! And that she's able to help them and does, yeah, that was so great of her, because it really started to turn the tide!

I felt really bad for both Sidonie and Morgan. Sidonie, because she was put into this position because Morgan was interested in her music. Morgan because he was enslaved by Isabeau. They both had their differences, and yeah, when he learns that she's now in control of him, that wasn't a good moment. But they worked through it for a good, happy ending!

I enjoyed this series so much, and I really can't wait for the final book in the trilogy, Lionheart, staring Dr. Kathryn Shaw and King Oberon! So excited for it!

Author: Thea Harrison
Series: Moonshadow #1, 2
Read: June 24th, 25th, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Books!
Publisher: Teddy Harrison LLC
Published: December 13th 2016, July 18th 2017

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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