BOOK TOUR REVIEW: Dark Nebula by WJ May
by WJ May
The Chronicles of Kerrigan, Book Two
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.*
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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