"Sweet YA book for romance readers of all ages."
Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted October 9, 2015
Romance | Fantasy
In HYACINTH, Selene has sacrificed everything to take over
her dead brother's place as ruler of the Vyusher, including
her secret love for the one-time adversary Griffin Aubrey.
With the sudden release of her brother's evil power, the
Vyusher are in turmoil and even allowing those who wanted
to leave to do so, has not effected a healing. Feeling the
need to step away Selene decides to go away to school and
in the process to try to clear up some things that the
Aubrey's and their friends need to know.
Griffin is not ready to forgive this woman, even though the
truth keeps getting in the way of his supposed hatred. But
when dreams and an unknown menace drive her to seek his
family's help, he must decide where he stands before it is
Selene has dreams of a white wolf, blood, and death. She is
the only white wolf she knows. Can she be the cold-blooded
killer that Griffin thinks she is, or is this a plan to
destroy her rule and the peace she is working to hold
between the Vyusher and the Svatura?
HYACINTH is Book 2 of author Abigail Owen's Svatura
series and is just as fascinating as the first. The action
picks up where BLUE VIOLET ends only this time we visit
the "enemy" camp and get a look at the lifestyle of the
Vyusher and how Selene's brother managed to take over that
magically-gifted group. Ellie, Alex, and their family
from BLUE VIOLET are all back, and we finally get a better
look at Selene who had stepped forward after Ellie had done
in Gideon (Selene's evil brother) and someone who had been
visiting Griffin in his dreams. Griffin is understandably
in a quandary. For hundreds of years he has hated the
Vyusher but the heart is a crazy thing, it doesn't always
follow the mind's determinations. Selene too is in turmoil;
she is unsure of herself and feels guilty for being unable
to stop her brother.
HYACINTH might be a more youth-oriented story but if you
love a sweet love story, the feeling of family that
includes those of the heart, magic, forgiveness and
standing by what is right and going with your gut, then
this is a book you will want to pick up. I can't wait to
get my hands on the next in this series because there are
so many characters in this book that are intriguing I want
to see what happens to them.
Learn more about Hyacinth
Selene sacrificed everything when she took her brother’s place as ruler of the Vyusher—
her secret love for one-time adversary Griffin Aubrey. When nightmares that are just a
little too real
start, Selene fears she’s turned into a cold-blooded killer…the monster Griffin thinks she
Griffin and Ellie Aubrey are finally safe for the first time in over a hundred years, and
want to easily forgive the woman he blames for killing his family. But when an unknown
drives Selene to leave her people and seek their help, Griffin must decide.
Can he move past his hatred of everything she is? Or will the bond that could bring them
greatest joy now be the source of their deepest despair?
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1 comment posted.
Re: Sweet YA book for romance readers of all ages.
Thank you so much for the lovely review! So glad you liked
(Abigail Owen 3:48pm October 12, 2015)
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