Main Character: Spirit
Series: Shadow Grail, Book 2
The second book in the Shadow Grail series by the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill.
Spirit and her friends Burke, Loch, Muirin, and Addie have managed to defeat the evil force that has been killing students at Oakhurst Academy for the past forty years—or so they think. When a series of magical attacks disrupts the school, Doctor Ambrosius calls upon alumnus Mark Rider to secure the campus—and start training the students for war. The only student without magic, Spirit doesn’t trust Mark or his methods. She knows that Oakhurst isn’t safe. And if Spirit and her friends want to live long enough to graduate, they have to find out what is really going on—before it’s too late.
I got about almost half way through the book before I finally put the book down for good. I finished the first book and thought that it was just okay and thought the second book would be better but I couldn’t even finish this book.
In this book, all of the woe is me crap going on with Spirit got to be a bit much for me. I mean, she hates her school, she hates her life and she hates everything and I get it. She misses her family and she misses her old life but it was hard for me to keep sympathizing with her when all she did was hate everything. I’m not saying that the entire time that I was reading this, Spirit was depressed as all get out and moaning and groaning over everything but for a fair amount of the book, she is.
You can tell that something big is on the horizon with this book and it sounded interesting but try as I might, I couldn’t get into this book. I was already on thin ice with the first book, which I didn’t enjoy nearly as much as I had hoped. Going into this book, I forced myself to get past the few couple of chapters and then right before half way through, I gave up completely. Nothing about the characters or what’s happening in the story grabbed me and made me want to continue reading this book so I finally just threw in the towel.
Don’t you hate when that happens?
..and that’s your scoop!
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