Sunday, August 5, 2012
Bane by Trish Milburn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy Reading Level: YA
Disclosure: I received a free eGalley eBook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: To protect those she loves from herself, Jax will leave them all behind. She'll risk everything in a desperate search for answers.
Jax Pherson fled the darkest of covens and from her own father's evil. For a brief moment, her courage was rewarded. She found everything she'd ever wanted. A normal life. An amazing boyfriend. An envy-worthy best friend. But her past put them all in danger, forcing a confrontation with the dark covens. In a life-and-death battle to save those she loved from the covens, Jax gained staggering power. Power so intense, so dangerous, she fears the darkness that now dwells inside her like a living thing.
If she can't control the power, she may yet become as evil as the witches she conquered.
With her friend Egan, Jax leaves all she's built and heads for the one place that might hold the answers she desperately needs to hold back the darkness – Salem, Massachusetts. Her research unearths a shocking discovery: the Bane, a secret group of witches dedicated to thwarting the covens. Jax desperately needs their help in her fight against the covens, but finding the Bane is easier said than done and takes all her skills and courage. As Jax gets closer, her dark powers begin to rise and control her actions. If she succumbs to the darkness, Jax may have as much to fear from the Bane as the evil covens and the determined hunter on her trail.
My Thoughts: This is an intense and fast-paced book as Jax and Egan strive to uncover the truth about the covens, about Jax herself, about the history of witchcraft with the help of new friends and old in Salem Jax also faced consequences of her actions on Shiprock. We learn more about the history of the covens, witches, and even Jax’s family in this book. The characters develop further, the relationships grow, change, evolve – it’s a very good book, a fascinating story, and an interesting mythology that this author has created.
Book three, called Magick, is scheduled to come out September, 2012 - I know I’ll be watching for it; I have to know what happens.
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