BOOK TOUR REVIEW: Dark Nebula by WJ May

Dark Nebula

by WJ May

The Chronicles of Kerrigan, Book Two

Book Description

Nothing is as it seems anymore.
Leery from the horrifying incident at the end of her first year at Guilder Boarding School, Rae Kerrigan is determined to learn more about her new tattoo. Her expectations are high, an easy senior year and a happy reunion with Devon, the boy she’s not supposed to date. All hopes of happiness turn into shattered dreams the moment she steps back on campus.
Lies and secrets are everywhere, and a betrayal cuts Rae deeply. Among her conflicts and enemies, it appears as if her father is reaching out from beyond the grave to ruin her life. With no one to trust, Rae doesn’t know where or who to turn to for help.
Has her destiny been written? Or will she become the one thing she hates the most—her father’s prodigy?

3 fleur

MY THOUGHTS: 3.5 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS

*SPOILER ALERT: This review is of the second book in a series, and may contain some spoilers for the first book.  You can find my review of the first book here.*

Dark Nebula by W.J. May

Rae Kerrigan is starting her second year at Guilder Boarding School, where students with special skills marked by tatus can learn and develop their powers. She’s trying hard to separate herself from the legacy of her evil father, Simon, but it’s hard when so many people compare her to him.

Rae and her boyfriend Devon have been carrying on a secret relationship, but lately it’s on shaky ground as Devon has been suddenly disappearing for days, and seems to be hiding things from Rae. Now, Rae’s not the new girl at school anymore, and her powerful tatu is bringing interest from the mysterious new guy Kraigan. The two will collide in a way Rae never expected.

Well, I liked this second offering marginally better than the first book of the series, Rae of Hope. It seems like the author is improving the storyline, but some of the characters still have a ways to go.

Rae Kerrigan is hard for me to connect with. I actually like her best friend Molly better. She comes across to me as very neurotic, although she lets Devon get away with a lot. She’s always worrying about something or other. Her mind is always full of questions, and she’s kind of a clingy girlfriend. I didn’t like her at all during the parts where she was arguing with Devon. At the end though, she was kicking some tail when she needed to.

The story was a bit difficult for me to follow at first, and slow to take off. As it progressed, I starting unraveling the mystery though, even before Rae did. There was some pretty obvious (to me) foreshadowing that let me know Kraigan had something going on.

My favorite thing about this book was seeing Rae become sure of her powers, and having no shame in using them when she needed to. She’s sure to become even more powerful as the series progresses. I just hope her attitude does as well.

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About the Author

Wanita May grew up in the fruit belt of Ontario – St.Catharines. Crazy-happy childhood, she always has had a vivid imagination and loads of energy.
The youngest of six — four older brothers, and a sister — taught her at a young age to be competitive in all aspects of life.
Wanita and her husband now run an online business, dealing in antiques and collectables – particularly jewelry and porcelain.
After her father passed away in 2009, from a six-year battle with cancer (which she still believes he won the fight against), she began to write again. A passion she’d loved for years, but realized life was too short to keep putting it off.
She is currently represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency. Wanita is a writer of Young Adult, Fantasy Fiction and wherever else her little muses take her.
Twitter: @wanitajump
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Posted on March 11, 2013, in book tour, books, reading, review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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