Book Title: Curses and Ash
Book Author: Tiffany Daune
Page Count: 365
Publishing Date: November 11th, 2017
Publisher: Oftomes Publishing
Date Read: February 25th, 2018
Synopsis: A demented twin sister, a demon hijacking her powers, and a mysterious journal filled with more questions than answers—Halen needs her Guardian Dax more than ever. But if she confides in Dax, she fears he will never forgive her, not after all he sacrificed to help her vanquish Asair. Halen drowned Asair in a tornado of wings—at least, she thought she killed him. Why then does his mocking voice snake through her thoughts, enticing her to surrender her power? Maybe she screwed up—big time—but she will never allow Asair to control her magick. And when Etils’ fires threaten the Earth, suspicions surrounding Asair’s death rise, igniting restlessness within the realms. Her life in balance, Halen must race time, purge the demon’s soul before flames consume the Earth or the Tari strike first.
Curses and Ash is breathtaking and heart pounding! With this edge of your seat adventure, you will be turning page after page! This one is full of danger, magic, betrayal, and fantastical creatures!
I think I loved this one more than Coral and Bone! It kept the momentum going from book 1 and continued to build off the unique world Tiffany created. There was so much excitement and suspense, and the characters continued to grow from their development in Coral and Bone!
I loved Halen’s vulnerability and strength. She underwent a tremendous character transformation that made me feel so much closer to her. She became quite powerful and changed roles from the typical high school girl to a heroine that is a force to be reckoned with.
Dax’s character grew from book 1. He was darker and more mysterious. He added more depth and conflict to the story, and kept everyone on their toes.
I also really enjoyed meeting the new characters. I found that Asair worked his way in to my heart. Jae was one of my favorite, multidimensional characters. And, I’ve got a soft spot for Halen’s sister, Natalie.
Curses and Ash was very well written. It had little reminders here and there about what happened in Coral and Bone. It built off the magic and fantasy of Coral and Bone, but also took a life of its own with new twists and turns, characters, and world elements.
I loved the new creatures we were introduced to. I was fascinated by the magic, and siren powers, and I loved that the mermaids made another appearance in the story. We were even introduced to a dragon!
Tiffany managed to capture my heart again with this one. It most definitely did not suffer from second book syndrome. It was thrilling and imaginative! I loved the new elements mixed with the old, and I enjoyed the unpredictability of the twists! It was full of creative magic, fascinating beings, exhilarating twists, danger, betrayal, and emotion. 4.5 stars!
About The Author:
Tiffany Daune writes stories about magic, love and dark creatures lurking in the shadows. She is the author of Coral and Bone (The Siren Chronicles Book One) for which she also recieved a Watty Award in the category of Trailblazers. When not lost in Editland, you can find her reading a book from her towering TBR pile or kicking back and watching movies with her family. She lives on an island, in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by mermaids that are much nicer than the ones found in her books.
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