Book Review: Reign of Ash (The Chosen #2)

Goodreads Synopsis:

“You will damn us all.”

Kiri Helena Solene thought her trial was over. She was wrong. Prophesied to be the strongest of her kind, Helena is still coming to terms with the depth of her power and what it means to rule.

Unfortunately, there’s little time to learn.

“Without the tether you will fracture.”

As her soul mate, Von is Helena’s balance. Too bad he’s missing. When he disappears, her tenuous hold on her magic begins to slip. Helena must find Von, and soon, or risk losing control completely.

If only she knew where to look.

“You have a choice before you.”

A malevolent force has risen; threatening the lives of Helena and those in her Circle. What they don’t realize is that without Von she will become the thing they most fear. How do you choose between the people you’ve vowed to protect and the one person you can’t live without?

How do you choose when there’s no choice at all?

 

Chick and Brain Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Meg Anne has done it again! To say I was anticipating the follow-up novel to Mother of Shadows in an understatement. Helena is in a desperate search for her other half, Von. The one person who she thought she could trust the most if the one who has taken her from him. Now she has discovered the very well-being of all those she loves, including Von, is dependant on these two being reunited as soon as possible.

Again Meg Anne has turned what we want to be a love story into a story packed with adventure, love, and a story of hope. Helena must hold the pieces of her very being together in order to stop from destroying not only herself but the entire world as she searches for Von. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone will be tested. No one must stand between Helena and her love or they will suffer her wrath. Although this is a series, and I highly recommend you read the first book, Meg Anne makes it possible for a reader to pick up Reign of Ash and get a basic understand of what is going on. Yes, there are finer details that are missing, but you can continue and not read the first book. However, in all honesty, why would you want too!

Unlike Mother of Shadows, Meg Anne introduces us in detail to the rest of Helena’s court and how she is connected to each one of them individually and in some cases more than others. We are able to see how through her connection with Von, and now also with him missing she is able to become closer and even stronger herself because of it.

Reign of Ash is again a must read, and although early in the year I will go as far to say that this will more than likely be my favorite read of the year. However, the burning question once you get to the end of the book. What the heck is in the box!

 

**** I received this ARC from the Author at no cost ****

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