Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fearless Magic (Star-Crossed, #3) by Rachel Higginson

Fearless Magic (Star-Crossed #3)Synopsis:

Eden Matthew's world is in shambles. Her grandfather viciously murdered, her twin brother held without magic, and her best friends imprisoned, all at the hands of the one man that was supposed to love her for eternity. She has been betrayed, and now she is being hunted by a king that wants her dead. Eden must pick up the pieces of her life and stand alone against the tyranny that threatens to destroy her world. Alone she must find a way to rebuild the Resistance, locate her missing parents, save her loved ones and take down the monarchy. Everything is against her, including forbidden feelings of a love that she thought was buried. She has declared war and now stands on the precipice of defeat. Losing is not an option however, and Eden must find a way to overcome her emotions, fight through her pain and restore the magic to her kingdom. Fearless Magic is the third installment of The Star-Crossed Series.

Fearless Magic

by Rachel Higginson

Our rating: 5 of 5 stars 


Little Lass Muses

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Magic
Cover: Ugh
Thumbs: 4 Out 4 Up
Overall: Best book in the series so far
Characters: So much better and loveable
Plot: Fierce, determined. A stronger and emotional tale. That will have you on the edge.
Page Turner: Yes
Recommend: Yes
My Book Boyfriend: Jericho. I just think he is hot in my mind.
Most Like Me or who I want to be: Eden. She had the strength to walk away and the compassion to care.

Little Lass Random Thoughts:

So much happens in this book. My heart raced. It broke my heart that she would dream of Avalon and not even remember him. Finally she found the brains that God gave her and she walked away from Kieran. Jericho is a perfect guy. I think it crazy that Avalon and Eden can share magic but she can't share magic with anyone else unless they do it. But I think Kieran has been taking her magic when they kissed in the past and now Jericho is. She is different from the others. Another thing I don't get is twins why are they different. Can't Avalon take magic?

Novel Lass Reviews:

I'll admit I had major issues with Eden in the first two books. In book #1 Eden was a clueless wonder to drive you mad. In book #2, let's just say I thought of Eden as needing her own scarlet "A". In Reckless Magic, Eden was forced to grow up and at times started growing on me.

I have to give Eden props for going all in when Kieran betrayed her in such a manner that is unforgivable allowing Lucan destroyed the only family she had contact. Jumping in the deep end without a life jacket Eden is hell bent on revenge and the only thing that will satisfy vengeance will be the blood of Kendrick's family by her hands. Determined to get her brother back from Lucan strong hold Eden embraces the Resistance and begins to seek what is left of them to find justice for herself and a people.

I wasn't all that thrilled with Reckless Magic book 1 and almost gave up when another fan/friend said it gets better, so I stuck it. After reading Fearless Magic I'm glad I stood strong. Higginson writing has continued to grow and improve. It's exciting reading along and feeling her grow as an author. And laud, I so glad Higginson matured Eden in this one. I would have found it unforgiveable had she not.

I have to admit for some reason I was head-over-heels with Jericho when he first made an appearance in the series. I found myself siding with Avalon wanting his best bud to make his sister happy. I was elated when they finally got together. But I had this nagging in the back of my mind. It bothered me that Eden had to talk herself into the whole relationship with Jericho, a compromise of sorts. Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled that she opened her eyes to the situation she was in Kieran. I even cheered as she decided to throw down the gauntlet with the whole Bloody Family.

I was so glad that Eden matured a lot in this installment. If she hadn't it would have been another reason for me to walk away. One fictitious or not can't go through all she dad and not mature. I did like the fact at times she held steadfast to her innocents, it helped make her character a bit more believable. And when it the time for the guillotine I wavered right along with Eden. It also brought to light new questions considering Kieran and if she made a mistake.

Rachel Higginson did an excellent job. She managed to grab me from the start and not let go. Her writing is only getting better with each new installment. I suffered a mix of emotions as Eden Journey took her to places at times she wasn't ready go but found the courage to move forward. More characters were introduced and some I loved others I questioned. I was so caught up I moved straight into Endless Magic hoping for Endless outcome.

Our Favorite Random Quotes:

“He forced my soul back into innocent belief, not by empty words or false promises but by consistent action that never failed. He was safe.”

“There are no mistakes, Eden, just different outcomes to our flawed expectations,' Gabriel recited with confidence.”

“I told you, E; we should have brought the explosives,' Xander grumbled underneath his breath in good humor.”

“Whatever dude, just as long as you're ok with carrying this thing out looking like Disco Barbie, it's cool with us.”



1 comment:

  1. Wow, looks like I might have to read the rest of this series after all. Glad that Eden grows up a bit int he second and third books!


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