Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Quick Review: "The Unfailing Light" by Robin Bridges

From Goodreads:  Having had no choice but to use her power has a necromancer to save Russia from dark forces, Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, now wants to forget that she ever used her special powers. She's about to set off to pursue her lifelong dream of attending medical school when she discovers that Russia's arch nemesis--who she thought she'd destroyed--is still alive. So on imperial orders, Katerina remains at her old finishing school. She'll be safe there, because the empress has cast a potent spell to protect it against the vampires and revenants who are bent on toppling the tsar and using Katerina for their own gains. But to Katerina's horror, the spell unleashes a vengeful ghost within the school, a ghost more dangerous than any creature trying to get in.

My Thoughts: I loved A Gathering Storm so when The Unfailing Light came out, I knew I had to read it.  I really like the idea of a paranormal story set in Imperial Russia and I loved seeing Katerina again but I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did the first.  Katerina faces all kinds of new paranormal challenges in this book and her relationship with Grand Duke George blossoms a little bit.  The story kept me interesting but I think I was expecting Katerina to learn more about her powers and more about what was going on with the paranormal side of Russia.  There wasn't a ton of new information related, just the addition of more characters.  A lot of things happened toward the end of the book that made me super excited for the third book so I am hopeful that it will amazing! 3 stars.
 
This book is part of my personal collection.

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