Author: Angie Frazier
Publication Date: June 1, 2011
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Copy provided by: Teen Book Scene/Publisher
Summary (via Goodreads):
Romance and adventure are just around the corner . . .
After the thrilling journey that led Camille through the dangerous discovery of love, secrets, and a magical stone that grants immortality, Camille has everything she wants. She's escaped the men who wanted her dead, and now she is ready to build a new life with Oscar, her one true love. But things are not to be so simple. Oscar is acting strangely, and before they can even board a ship from Australia back home, to San Francisco, Camille learns that the journey is not over. If she does not follow the magic of the curse of Umandu, her life and Oscar's could be in grave danger.
Why I read this: I really enjoyed the first novel in this series, Everlasting and couldn't wait to read the sequel.
Plot: Picking up where the last book left off, Camille finds out that Oscar isn't completely revived from the dead and they must embark on another adventure to find the second stone to bring Oscar's soul back to his body. Her fiance shows up and forces himself into the adventure and Camille is torn between telling him the truth or keeping up the charade of still being his fiance. There's danger along the journey with twists that really surprised me at points. I did, however, get sick of the love triangle going on and it's not something that will be solved until the next book.
Characters: I really liked the new characters introduced in this book. There's another female character named Maggie who takes over guiding Camille to the second stone. There's her uncle, the dashing captain who has taken Camille's brother under his wing but seems to have ulterior motives that come out later in the novel. And, the big bads - we get to meet some really ugly awful characters that will make you shiver and want to crawl under your covers.
Relatability: If you enjoyed the first book, you're sure to enjoy this one. This series is one for fans of adventure and romance.
Cover Commentary: Lovely.
Rating: 5/5 Roses
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