Concealed (Beholder #2) by Christina Bauer
Publisher: Monster House Books
Goodreads Summary: As a Grand Mistress Necromancer, Elea’s a witch who commands the ultimate power over spirit and bone. It’s magic that she’ll need in order to stop the Vicomte Gaspard from killing her Sisters by draining their magic along with their life force.
To find and free her fellow witches, Elea must venture into some of the most dangerous places in the realm. What starts off as a rescue quest could easily turn into a suicide mission. And with the handsome warlock Rowan along to help, Elea may be risking more than her life. Her growing feelings for Rowan might put her heart on the line, too.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Review: Elea may have sent Viktor into exile, but now the Vicomte has stepped into his place, his plans perhaps just as sinister– if not worse– than the Tsar's. Once again teaming up with the Casters, who she can't seem to be rid of, Elea's quest continues as she searches for lost Necromancers abducted by Gaspard and a mysterious Lady Amelia.
Concealed really steps it up a level. Plans turn to dust and moves become frantic as time is truly against them. Finding Lady Amelia proves to be quite the challenge. Elea resorts to masquerading as another in order to infiltrate Royal events. As always, Rowan is there and his presence is a confusing thing for Elea.
Draining Necromancers is more the focus of this book, as stopping the Tsar was in Cursed. It's more than just defeating the Vicomte, other sinister forces are at work, all intending to stop Elea from achieving some peace and the freedom of her people.
Hybrid magic. As always, the key to everything. We are still only in the stage of uncovering things about it, but there is something beautiful about the way it's introduced. A true phenomena which I cannot help but marvel at. Casters and Necromancers are two types of very different people, and the Gods willed it this way.
Enemies pop out of nowhere, you'll be left gasping in shock! Cherished continues the legacy of Elea and enchants readers some more. Before you know it, you will be bewitched!
Purchase Location: ~I received a copy from the author and willingly reviewed it~
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Recommended for: Fans of fantasy and magic!