BOOK TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: The Watchers Trilogy: Legions by Karice Bolton
By Karice Bolton
The Watchers Trilogy, Book 2
As the magical holiday season is disrupted with an afternoon of horror, it becomes apparent that the Legions have begun their uprising around the globe, and Ana does her best to stay strong even though her world has been shattered. It is up to Ana to find the strength within and not fall prey to the dark side as she begins her chase to reclaim what’s rightfully hers.
Realizing that Ana’s visions alone are not enough to protect them, her family begins her training immediately before she is targeted once more. The Legions will not quit until they get what they want, and they have made it clear that mortals will not be spared, leaving Ana little time to figure out what it is the demons are after.
As Ana balances her time between chasing after her destiny and spending her time relearning how to fight demons, she learns something about her past that could change why she’s fighting for anything at all. Clues continue to unfold in the form of yellowed letters she finds from Athen buried within an old Tudor home; and her future is signaled in a lone, white rose left for only her to see giving her the strength to persevere. She is determined to not give up faith that she will have it all once more.
This review will contain spoilers if you haven’t read the first book in the series, Awakening! CLICK HERE to read my review for Awakening.
4 out 5 STARS
If Ana thought her life was changed when she found out she was actually an ancient protector who battled demons, then it’s been absolutely turned upside down with the loss of her soulmate, Athen. Unfortunately there’s not too much Ana can do but wait for him to regain his memories and come back to her. And she needs him to do it fast…
Ana’s been having visions of something sinister on the horizon. And as she soon comes to find out, her visions are shockingly accurate. So the sooner their entire family is whole, the better. Because soon they will have to contend with something that may threaten the future of mankind itself.
Well I was hoping this novel would be better than it’s predecessor, Awakening, and it definitely delivered. I was so, so happy to learn that. I flew through this book a lot quicker.
Ana! You go, chica! I am extremely excited that Ana started kicking ass in the book rather than letting everyone else do it for her! Not only did she embrace her training while waiting for Athen, she actually ENJOYED fighting and killing demons. This was such a different side of her than we saw in the first book.
She was also more likable. I felt like Ana was very self conscious and a bit childish, but in Legions she seems to have mellowed out a bit, and she realizes when she is doing something wrong. She is moping over Athen, but she’s still right there training with Cyril and Arie.
There were many more action and fight scenes in this book, and I loved it. It was so funny to me that the characters went from destroying hordes of demons to going right back into their house to make a pot of tea. Even Ana knew it was a bit surreal.
There were still a few aspects of the plot I felt went by too quickly without an explanation–what was the point of Lilith trying to hook up with Athen? Was that orchestrated by Azazel just to get at Ana?
Also, I felt like scenes sometimes changed without any transition.
The end of the book was a bit of a cliffhanger, and I’m very excited to read the next! I want to finish uncovering the mystery of Ana’s past, and find out if good really can overcome evil once and for all.
About the Author
Karice Bolton is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy author living in the Pacific Northwest. All three books in The Watchers Trilogy are available now, Awakening, Legions, and Cataclysm. Lonely Souls, which is the first book in her new series Witch Avenue, will be released in June 2012!
Karice married the love of her life who she met in high school, and she still can’t get over how cute and funny he is. They have two English Bulldogs that are the cutest bullies in the world, and they use their cuteness to get what they want. Karice loves the snow and gravitates towards the stuff as often as possible! She enjoys skiing and tries really hard to snowboard, but often makes a nice little area to sit while everyone zips by on their board. She enjoys writing, and she also loves to read just about anything with print.
Karice would love if you stopped by her blog or FB page to find out the latest news on giveaways and upcoming releases, or you can just send her an email. She loves hearing from her readers and responds as soon as she can.
There are TWO awesome giveaways for this tour! You can win an Amazon gift card, copies of the Watchers Trilogy books, and a cool angel wing necklace!