by Mark Gelineau and Joe King
Thank you to Netgalley and the authors for a chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Publish date: 15th May 2016
Title: Faith and Moonlight part 2
Authors: Mark Gelineau and Joe King
Pubisher: Gelineau and King
Book: #8 of An Echo of the Ascended and #2 of Faith and Moonlight
Rating: 3 Voodoos
This novella is part 2 of the YA fantasy series Faith and Moonlight, a coming of age tale of friendship, love, triumph, and loss. It is recommended for readers who enjoy fantasy, school stories, magic, dueling, and coming of age tales.
Roan wants to escape a brutal past. Kay, a dark future.
They are Razors now, with the power to break the very laws of the universe. The power to become everything they ever wanted.
Or exactly what they fear.
If that’s a little vague, here’s the blurb for part 1:
Faith and Moonlight is the first novella of the YA fantasy series of the same name. It is the tale of two orphans who get the chance of a lifetime, told in a fast-paced, 90-minutes. Reviewers compare it to Harry Potter, Divergent, and Ender’s Game. It is recommended for readers who enjoy fantasy, young adult, school stories, magic, and coming of age tales.
Roan and Kay are orphans.
A fire destroys their old life, but they have one chance to enter the School of Faith.
They are given one month to pass the entry trials, but as Roan excels and Kay fails, their devotion to each other is put to the test.
They swore they would face everything together, but when the stakes are losing the life they’ve always dreamed of, what will they do to stay together?
What won’t they do?
This is my least favourite of the series written by Gelineau and King but despite that this instalment managed to pull me in and every time I ‘ve thought about it since I’ve finished it, I’ve remembered there’s no more to read right now and I’ve found myself disappointed!
It’s my least favourite I thin,k because I’m not happy with the situation that these guys are in, it can only get worse! I don’t want things to get worse for them!
I didn’t re-read the first one before this one and I can’t remember if there was a reason why Roan and Kay stopped hanging together so it seemed weird to me that they were so separate. I’m also annoyed with Kay for not talking to Roan!! I hope she does soon, I don’t like people being at odds! I feel sorry for Kay’s situation though and I am also a little annoyed at Roan. For all that he cares for her, he’s not noticing things – and I’m not accepting any excuses of “but he’s a man” as men can be observant too. At least someone is willing to listen to her. I hope he’s got some good ideas otherwise things could get sticky…
In this story, they’re training to become razors and even though they’re pretty contained, a little bit of world information sneaks in which I thought was rather woah. Obviously at some point Razors were perhaps like knights or something similar, but now they don’t seem to be too popular and it makes me think even more that this world is in need of serious help. I hope that these 5 can shake the world up enough so that it can be fixed and I really hope they all live through it and meet up in a tavern at the end and swap stories!
My absolute favourite thing about this book ending is that as number 4, it means that the next book to be available is from my favourite series!
I’ll be waiting over here.