Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Antebellum Awakening (The Network Series #2) - Katie Cross Review and Giveaway!!

Genre: Fantasy / YA / Paranormal (Witches)

Edition: ebook

No. of Pages: 304

Published on: October 15th 2014

Published by: Antebellum Publishing

Source: CBB Book Promotions

Series: The Network Series #2

Get this book: Amazon

Description: Never underestimate the power of a volatile witch. 

Still reeling in the wake of her mother’s death, sixteen-year-old Bianca Monroe is forced to move to Chatham Castle. Not even the sudden appearance of ancient dragons in haunted Letum Wood nor her two best friends can distract her from the strength of her deep, dark rage. 

Her grief puts her magical powers into chaos, endangering any witch around her. She has six months left to destroy the curse that will kill her and fulfill her contract with the most cunning enemy of all: her former teacher Miss Mabel. 

Bianca must make a choice: learn to control her restless powers, or let the powers control her. 

Antebellum Awakening is the second book in the thrilling new fantasy collection The Network Series. It’s a haunting tale about tragedy, loss, and the power of moving on.

What I Think About It: 
  This is a sequel that was just as stunning as the first book in the series. I was totally bewitched by the magic of the words, however, there were some instances where the main character annoyed the life out of me. Bianca was in such a state of denial that at times I had to step away from the screen, so that I wouldn't start screaming at the computer like a madwoman. This is the only complaint I have. Otherwise, it was possibly the best sequel I've ever read. It certainly did not suffer from second book syndrome.
 I also liked that most of the characters from the first book were present in this one. It succeeded in keeping the connection the readers built with them from the very beginning. It was a joy to see them again.

In Conclusion: 4.5/5 STARS!! It was an amazing sequel! I look forward to reading the rest of the series as soon as it's published :)

P.S. I did a review of Miss Mabel's School for Girls (the 1st book in the series), you can check that out here. I also reviewed the Novella; The Isadora Interviews, you can check that out here.

About the Author: 


Katie Cross grew up in the mountains of Idaho, where she still loves to play when she gets the chance.If she’s not writing, you can find her traveling, working as a pediatric nurse, trail running with her husband and two dogs, or curled up with a book and a cup of chai.

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  1. I'm really glad to hear you loved this one! Wonderful review. Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

    1. It was my pleasure! I love working with you guys :)