Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: May 30th 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
For Elea, there’s never been a better time to turn away from witch life. The Tsar is in exile. The Vicomte is dead. And Rowan? Falling for him only broke her heart. Instead of casting spells, Elea spends her days running Braddock Farm and enjoying the flirtations of the very handsome and non-magical Philippe. Everything is going perfectly, except for one problem.
Someone’s trying to kill her.
Shujaa is a Changed One, a Creation Caster mage whose mutated form makes him invincible in battle. Now that the Tsar and Vicomte are gone, Shujaa wants to rise and rule. To do so, he must eliminate all those powerful enough to oppose him, and Elea is top on his list. Anyone who offers her aid quickly ends up dead.
In the end, there’s only one person who can keep Elea safe while helping her defeat Shujaa: Rowan. Like it or not, Elea must team up with her old love. With Philippe along for the ride, Elea plans to team with Rowan without losing her heart this time. But that’s when all her plans fall apart…
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Rowan is dying. Though Elea is still hurt, she must put her feelings aside and do what's right for her world. A Changed One names Shujaa is after the positions of Tsar and Genesis Rex, interrupting Elea's quiet farm life. What must Elea learn to save herself and Rowan?
Cherished really is about self discovery. Elea must decide what she wants, rather than what others tell her she should do. Decisions much be made with care, and we soon discover that fortune telling isn't always correct and never to be afraid of the future because things can change and sometimes meanings are interpreted wrong.
Before, I was interested in a Rowan/Elea relationship. A chance meeting, similar interests, broken trust, teamwork. Now? They belong together, period. I say this because look at everything that has happened to them, everything they've gone through for each other. If that isn't enough for them both to deserve a happy ending, what is?
It only gets darker and darker and we venture further down the spiralling staircase, closer and closer to the origins of this world of Casters and Necromancers. Each book brings more revelations and explanations as to why things happen like so and the history of the mysterious powers many use but do not truly understand. If you like fantasy, Necromancy, adventure or mystery, the Beholder series will satiate your needs but leave you open mouthed and begging for more.
I received a copy through Xpresso Book Tours and NetGalley and willingly reviewed it.
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Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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