ARC Review: Rowan Wood Legends by Olivia Wildenstein #BlogTour

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BW Synopsis


I wasn’t the sort of girl who believed in fairy tales, let alone tales about faeries. But that Rowan Wood Legends by Olivia Wildensteinchanged the day Faeries came to my small town and Hunters rose from their graves.

On that fateful day, I received a book, a peculiar collection of myths and legends. Turns out it was so much more than stories. And just as I was on the verge of unlocking its secrets, it was stolen from me by someone I called a friend.

Now, I don’t know whom I can turn to, whom I can trust. All I know is that there are two sides, and I am straddling the great divide because I am both Faerie and Hunter. And although I swore I would never choose, I am slowly falling for one of those sides…

Fans of Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series will adore Wildenstein’s Lost Clan series.

BW My Review

This is the second book in The Lost Clan series by Olivia Wildenstein. I liked the first book, Rose Petal Graves, but I wanted this one more. The story gives additional detail about the two groups that I am following and looking forward to knowing in the first book. Also, in this second installment, I was able to feel more attached to the characters and the world featured here.

The story was told in Catori’s view. Here, we will be able to see the real story behind the war between the Faeli and the hunters. Actually, just like Catori, I’m also torn on who to believe and who to trust, especially if each one from the two sides has contradicting stories to tell. But, after discovering more secrets and after meeting some characters that were involved, she seems to finally have a side to choose.

I really liked the author’s writing style. It is very easy to read and not boring. The scene she was able to create was exciting and full of emotion. I didn’t really expect the twists and turns that she had put in the story. It just exceeds what I’m expecting in this second book. The romance too that started to grow in here was astonishing that every time I think about what had just happened, it was making me smile. Sometimes also, it makes me want to scream because of the eruption of butterflies it gave on my stomach.

The story actually focused more on the romance between Catori and this other character. This book also lets us have a deep understanding of the world of Faeli and the hunters. It was like a history book where on every page, my questions from the first book were being answered.

Next, the characters were a little bit hard to remember at first because I had read a lot of books before reading this novel, but maybe, after 10-20 pages, I already remembered them. I also remembered how they were in the first book, and I know that the characters improved more, especially on Catori’s part. Of all the other characters, I just fell in love with Ace. I didn’t expect to see him that way. I know I used to ignore him in the first book but his role in this second book was a lot more noticeable and important – which you might also like if you’ll read this book.

Then, I’ve been waiting to talk about this one, the book cover! Isn’t it very gorgeous? The first book’s cover is beautiful too, but seeing this one makes me gush on it so much. I soooo love it!

Overall, this is an excellent read from one of my favorite authors. If you love stories that have creatures like Faeli (or fae/fairy), then read this one. If you like fantasy, try reading this too. If you also like romance, then try this book.

Disclaimer: I received an advance reader’s copy from YA Bound Book Tours.

BW My Rating

Rating 5

BW Book Details

Publisher: CreateSpace

Publication Date: August 14, 2017

Series: The Lost Clan, #02

Genre(s): Paranormal, Faeries

Language: English

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BW About the Author

Olivia Wildenstein grew up in New York City, the daughter of a French father with a Olivia Wildensteingreat sense of humor, and a Swedish mother whom she speaks to at least three times a day. She chose Brown University to complete her undergraduate studies and earned a bachelor’s in comparative literature. After designing jewelry for a few years, Wildenstein traded in her tools for a laptop computer and a very comfortable chair. This line of work made more sense, considering her college degree.

When she’s not writing, she’s psychoanalyzing everyone she meets (Yes. Everyone), eavesdropping on conversations to gather material for her next book, baking up a storm (that she actually eats), going to the gym (because she eats), and attempting not to be late at her children’s school (like she is 4 out of 5 mornings, on good weeks).

Wildenstein lives with her husband and three children in Geneva, Switzerland, where she’s an active member of the writing community.

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