Saturday, 26 July 2014

Stormfront by K.R. Conway - Undertow #2 - 4.5 Stars!!!

Stormfront by K.R. Conway
4.5 Fantastic Five Stars
Blurb - Not long ago Eila Walker’s choices were limited: death by a bullet to the head, or at the hands of her beloved bodyguard, Raef. Now, five weeks after Raef triggered her power and she nearly leveled a historic mansion, Eila is dealing with the fall-out of her decisions. While she doesn’t remember dying in the arms of the soul thief who loves her, she knows that Raef remembers everything about the night he nearly killed her.

Now on the mend and attempting to keep one step ahead of the FBI, Eila and her team of misfits are desperate for a bit of normal. Eila is trying to navigate high school, while her BFF Ana is cautiously hanging with past-boyfriend and soul thief, Kian. Shape-shifter, MJ, is trying not to piss off his mother, while Raef is coping with his fears that Eila will never be safe.

But just as “normal” seems within their grasp, a powerfully built newcomer arrives. Raef knows the scarred man as a Blacklist Dealer – a soul thief, who peddles the names of humans who deserve to die. Eila, however, knows him as the protective hunter from the woods, who she nicknames Thor. Before long, Raef and Eila realize they’ve met the same killer, and he has one hell of a story to tell the five friends . . . if Raef doesn’t murder him first.
Stormfront is book #2 in the Undertow series I was lucky enough to have been given an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review so here goes...
The good bits...
·         Eila really comes into her own in this book.
·         Rillian is a definite asset an older sex symbol ohhh yeah!!
·         This book really ramps up the tension.
And the not so good bits...
·         This book is not due to release till September and I need the next one like NOW!!!
Now I really enjoyed book #1 Undertow (click to read my full review) but this one is actually better.
We jump right back into the action and I loved every moment.
Eila & Raef finally found some chemistry; I really felt the connection in this book and engaged with them as a couple.
Rillian was a brilliant character to introduce and I love how he is going to become the trainer and help Eila!!!
This is vague I know but why don’t Kian & Raef have the scars???????
This book throws a lot of background information at you which at times was confusing but also helps to lay the groundwork for a more complex story.
Elizabeth definitely had a lot more going on than anyone suspected and I love the intrigue that surrounds her.
Quote of the book Ana – “Holy Flippin’ Hogwarts” this actually made me spit out my drink bloody hilarious.
Once I had read book #1 Undertow I really enjoyed the group dynamic and this book really built on that. MJ, Ana, Kian, Raef & Eila all have a very strong connection between them and I loved the camaraderie and bond that was very evident.
This book really pushed the tension and drama and the author brilliantly managed to link together seemingly insignificant things to one another so at the end you have an ahhhhh moment when you finally see what’s going on.
I can’t wait for Eila to really embrace her inner glow stick and revel in her powers we see glimpses in this book and I get the impression that this is only the start.
It’s great that all of the members of the group really embrace there supernatural side in this instalment. They are all powerful in their own rights, as a reader robin hood and his merry men are good but the fantastic four are sooooo much better!!!
 Again the author leaves so many questions unanswered at the end of Stormfront and I am literally gagging to read the next book now, I need to know what happens!!!
She’s in the Vault!!!!!! WTF
I loved, loved this book it pulled me straight back into the world of Mortis & Lunaterra, I was absorbed and captivated, 4.5 stars from me!!!