Sunday, 12 June 2016

Book Musings - Curse of the Gargoyles by Rebecca Chastain



Mika was trying to save a gargoyle, not doom the world...

Mika Stillwater isn’t known for her skills with combat magic. As a gargoyle healer, she spends her days mending broken appendages and curing illnesses in the living-quartz bodies of Terra Haven’s gargoyles. But when a squad of the city’s elite Federal Pentagon Defense warriors requests her assistance in freeing a gargoyle ensnared in a vicious invention, Mika jumps into the fray.

No one could have predicted that her involvement would ignite a chain reaction set to destroy the city, the world, and magic itself.

Brimming with epic magic and loveable gargoyles, Curse of the Gargoyles is the second story in the mesmerizing Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles trilogy. Fantasy fans young and old will delight in this highly original world and exciting, action-packed adventure.

Don’t miss the riveting adventure that starts it all: Magic of the Gargoyles!

Magic of the Gargoyles can be found at:

Amazon, US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NYISFXY

Amazon, Everywhere: http://smarturl.it/MagicGargoyles

Curse of the Gargoyles can be found at :
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FPWWO1K

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FPWWO1K

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01FPWWO1K

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01FPWWO1K


My Musings: 

I received a review copy from the author in exchange for a fair and unbiased review. Thank you so much for the copy, Rebecca Chastain.

This is the second book in the series and if you guys haven't read the first, I would recommend getting it and then continue with this book. The story is a good continuation and though it can be read as a standalone, it is better to read as a series. If you want to read my review of Magic of the Gargoyles, click here.

So firstly, the books got a cover remodel and I have to say that I love these. They are more in line with the image of Mika as a kickass heroine. She grows in this book as a gargoyle healer. And her powers are growing as she exerts more to help the gargoyles. Once again, Mika finds herself in a situation to help the gargoyles and she rushes in to save the day. She totally reminds me of Super(wo)man!

The action and the working of Mika's powers are more in depth in this book. The intricate working of the magic system of the series is explained in minute detail during the adventure Mika finds herself in with the FPD. At times, I had to read twice before I could understand it. It was a very enlightening read and it helped me understand the gargoyles better. Speaking of gargoyles, I loved that everyone, especially the now bigger baby gargoyles, loves Mika and has total faith in her.

Finally I see a spark of romance not between one but two pairs. I can't wait to see how they play out. The friendship between Mika and Kylie and Mika and Oliver are shown in a better light and I loved the touch of their relationships in the tale.

I don't want to say anything about the story because I seriously don't want to spoil it for others. But the action is never ending and it is a very tight roller coaster of a ride with nary a moment to relax. The pace is fast and the plot is very involved. And the ending really melted my heart. There's no cliffhanger at the end ( thank goodness!) but it did leave me with a few questions and eagerness for the sequel. Good thing is that I can read it as soon as I can!

The only points I didn't like was how Mika put herself down all the time and the book's length. I want a more lengthy story!! All in all, it was a fast paced adventure with more magical technicalities in it with a sprinkle of friendship.

My rating : 4.5/5

Rebecca Chastain’s bio:



Rebecca Chastain is the international bestselling author of the Madison Fox, Illuminant Enforcer series and the Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles, among others works. She has found seven four-leaf clovers to date, won a purebred Arabian horse in a drawing, and once tamed a blackbird for a day. Writing stories designed to amuse and entertain has been her passion since she was eleven years old. She lives in Northern California with her wonderful husband and three bossy cats.

Here are a few places you can find Rebecca on the Internet:

Website: http://www.rebeccachastain.com

Newsletter: http://www.rebeccachastain.com/fantasy-newsletter/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccachastainnovels

Twitter: @Author_Rebecca or https://twitter.com/Author_Rebecca

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5660379.Rebecca_Chastain


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