Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sweet Escape (Sweet Series #2) Review

Title: Sweet Escape                                                    
Author: Bailey Ardisone

Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

Age Group: Mature YA/NA

My Rating: 5 / 5

Goodreads Summary:

Sometimes the hardest war to fight is the one raging within yourself…

Life will never be the same for Nariella Woodlinn. Just when she thought she had it all figured out, her world comes crumbling down around her-yet again. With no idea who she is or even where she came from, how can she save herself?
She once thought her biggest problems were the ones brought on by the mysterious man she refused to fall in love with—Mycah. But she quickly discovers none of that compares to what she is about to encounter next.
This time, it isn’t because of who Mycah is.
This time, it’s because of who she is.
Naminé risked everything to save her people. Her goal was to bring their only hope back to their Kingdom. As the war rages on around her, Naminé gets thrown into the lion’s den—the false King’s chambers. Can she fool a King who can’t be deceived on his playing field? Forced to do his bidding, can she prevent the downfall of the only hope she worked so hard to bring home? Will she be able to escape with her life and mind intact?

With everyone’s world falling apart and deceit around every corner…can any of them truly Escape?

My Thoughts:

As with the first in this series, Sweet Oblivion (read my review HERE), this book was just as fantastic!  I loved every moment of it and stayed glued to the pages until the end.

This story picked up a week after where it left of in the first book.  I really enjoyed reading about Nari's journey through Lunil and how she slowly discovered the truth about herself.  I loved the way that she handled all the tough situations and problems that were thrown her away, and learned from them.  Namine's story was equally as great, and her determination to help save her kingdom was just really amazing.  Even in the toughest situations, she continued to remain strong and unwavering in her determination to help good win over evil.  It was fun reading their alternate point of views, and being able to see what was going on with each one of my favorite characters.

All the main characters in this book, Nari, Namine, Rydan, and Mych, they are honestly some of the best characters I have ever read about.  I loved their unique personalities, and how every one of them seemed to have matured and grew in this book, compared to how they started out in the beginning of the first book.  The relationship Nari and Mych shares is without doubt very passionate, intense, and just beautiful.  As for Rydan and Namine, their relationship continues to grow at a much more slower pace, but it's equally as beautiful.  However, my favorite was the relationship between Rydan and Nari.  They are just so adorable together, and it's very obvious that they are best friends.  I love the way that Rydan's always there for Nari and treats her like a younger sister, and how she treats him like a brother.  Even though I love Nari and Mych, I have to say that I love Rydan & Nari's relationship just as much.

The overall main plot obviously isn't resolved in this book, since there are still more books in this series.  However, the subplots were very nicely written and interesting.  There were so many twists and turns in this book that it was almost impossible for me to put it down for even one moment!  

There honestly isn't any words to describe how much I have fallen in love with this awesome series.  This series and this book continues to be one of the best that I have ever read.  I love the world of Lunil that Ms. Ardisone has created, but mostly I love the characters in this book.

I highly recommend reading this series.  Plus, the first book, Sweet Oblivion, is free wherever ebooks are sold.  If you haven't read it yet, you really should because this is one of the best paranormal fantasy series ever, and if you are a fan of this genre, then the Sweet Series is definitely a must read for you.

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