Review: The Darkwoods Trilogy #2, Kindred by J.A. Redmerski

Kindred (The Darkwoods Trilogy, #2)

Blurb from Goodreads

Isaac Mayfair is hiding a dark secret. And just when Adria Dawson thinks the worst of her life among the werewolf world is over, she learns the secret that can rip her and Isaac’s love apart. Adria must come to terms with what the truth means for her. What it means for her life and how much time she has left to live it. She must choose between two different fates, neither of which can offer life as a certainty.

As if Isaac’s betrayal isn’t enough, Adria learns that there are things out there older and more powerful than werewolves could ever be. An archaic entity known only to few as the Praverian, unlike anything Adria has ever known or heard of.

As Adria struggles with her own fateful dilemmas, she must also try to find out why the Praverian is so interested in her and do everything in her power to stay out of its way.

Due to MATURE YA content, this book is recommended for 17+.

Paperback, 348 pages
Published: July 20th 2012 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published July 19th 2012)
edition language: English
genre: Paranormal, New Adult
series: The Darkwoods Trilogy
My Thoughts
The end of The Mayfair Moon left me want to read the sequel in a row. Actually, it kind of ruined my reading plan. In the other hand, I’m glad that I read it now, instead of last year when the book came out because I don’t have to wait for the sequel.Kindred opens with Adria feeling guilty keeping secrets to Isaac. It’s kind of consumes her and with all that happen to her made her emotion at bay. The worst is she knows what it’s all about. Yet she can’t tell Isaac because their relationship depends on it.This is a second book of The Darkwoods Trilogy, but the story and life of Adria & Isaac and people & werewolves around them is just begins. Redmerski took this book straight to the point she didn’t describe her characters and the story building anymore. It has already done in The Mayfair Moon. In one way it makes The Mayfair Moon just an introduction to The Praverian Chronicles, a tiny glimpse of it. And other way I feel this book going so fast with so much story that I have to learn. It make me headache but in a good way, if that possible because it keeps me wanted more of the story.I think this book better than the prequel. In this book I can see that Redmerski wrote it as a trilogy not as a standalone book but then push the story into trilogy. The way she told stories and described it connected to the prequel. It is clear that she made each scene intertwined with others. When I read it I finally understand each scene in The Mayfair Moon. She wrote it with meaning, not just to fulfill the story and I can see the reason and the answer of it in this sequel. It also has more emotions than the first one. I can feel Adria’s guilty, sadness and confusion. Here for the example:The tears pour from my eyes and I don’t try to stop them this time. I just let them flow, my body shuddering in a surrendering mess. I cry quietly in the night under the tree, my legs pulled up onto the swing seat, pressing against my chest with my arms wrapped around my knees. My bare feet are cold, but I didn’t care to put on shoes before I came out here and I don’t care to put any on now. I hear Isaac’s footsteps shuffling through the grass and sand behind me. “I’m sorry,” he says, “but that’s as long as I can leave you out here by yourself.” The swing shifts as he sits down beside me, pulling me into his lap. His closeness only makes me want to cry harder, but I don’t. He wraps his arms around me and kisses the edge of my chin. The sweetness of his breath lulls me. “I’ll wait for as long as you need before we talk about it, but I need to be here with you.”Although I’ve already guess what Adria will become, Redmerski didn’t make it easy for me. There are surprises that I couldn’t predict while I read it. And to be honest I kind of curse her 😀 but then again I love her for make me feel that way because I love the feeling when I can’t guess where the story goes. So, book #3, The Ballad of Aramei here I come…..Favorite quotes:

“And when someone grows up knowing so little of what real love feels like, whether from family, or friends, or the love of a companion, that person starts to believe that they weren’t meant to be loved, that good things will never happen to them. They start to believe that whenever something good does happen, it’s inevitable that something bad will come along to replace it.”

“I believe there’s someone out there for everyone,” he {Isaac} says, “and when you meet that person, sometimes you know right away they are who you were meant to be with. And sometimes, years can go by before you let yourself believe that the feeling you’ve had about a person for so long, is actually love. And what a waste that is.”

Result: 4/5 Stars

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