Saturday, May 21, 2016

#Book #Review ~ Frostfellows (The Beautiful Creatures of Beverly Hills, Book 2) by E. Van Lowe #Paranormal @EVanLowe

Can their fairytale romance survive the enchanted, evil queen?

About the Book:

Book two of The Beautiful Creatures of Beverly Hills series picks up where the first left off. Lara’s decision to use death to thwart the plans of The Countess, Eudora, has worked. Unfortunately, it has worked in ways that Lara could not have imagined. Josh is returned to her, but he is... different. 

Meanwhile, The Countess grows more impatient by the day. Josh has 72 hours to comply with The Countesses' demands, while at the same time dealing with a new Lycorian threat, and rediscovering the love he once had for his soulmate. In this "unputdownable" romantic adventure, Josh has precious little time to overcome insurmountable odds or face certain death. 

From the author of #1 Teen Horror novel Boyfriend From Hell and The Falling Angels Saga comes a paranormal series that asks the question “Do you believe in soulmates?”

Book Details:

Kiindle File Size: 2004 KB
Print Length: 195 pages
Publisher: EViL E Books 
Publication Date: May 17, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

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My Review:

Frostfellows begins right where Moondancers ends - this series must be read in order!

There will be Book 1 spoilers. Proceed with caution.

Josh is alive, all because of quick thinking on Lara's part.  Unfortunately, he can't hide the fact that Lara's plan makes her mother, Eudora's, evil idea null and void - and boy will she be mad when she finds out.  It's very noticeable, too, that Lara's plan to bring Josh back from death brought back a very different boy. Will the Josh that Lara once knew come back or will their link as soulmates be severed forever?

Also, the Lycorian situation is escalating.  Mud is being slung.  Lives threatened.  People are missing.  Josh has a form of amnesia. You name it, and it Josh or around Josh.  Poor guy, he just can't catch a break.  

Frostfellows is a well-paced and unique paranormal adventure. It's a mature young adult (15+ y/o) story told from Josh's point of view. No overly sappy or emotional, E. Van Lowe have woven a tale of love, loss, romance, and, of course, evil.  There is a fair amount of realism within the book.  The characters seemed more like real people and less like one-dimensional creations within the author's mind.  The character development is done well and the world building is excellent.

The tale is engaging and will pull in the reader.   I felt like I was in the story and got to know each character individually. Josh's character is a typical teenager that finds himself at the crossroads of being a kid and maturing into make decisions to protect his family and Lara. Lara is a nice character on the opposite side of the line than her mother.  She does, however, cross the line a few times in Frostfellows.

The only real complaint is the overuse of "I didn't see that one coming" and "landmine."  Fortunately the story is well written and interesting, keeping me focused on that instead of those words/phrases.  The plot was pretty solid and we receive a bit more background about the feud between the two different groups of paranormal.  I enjoyed Frostgfellows and look forward to Book 3.

Review copy courtesy of the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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