Monday, December 2, 2013

Secrets And Lies Book Review

I just finished reading the 2nd book in the Cassie Scot series called Secrets and Lies written by Christine Amsden and if you read the first book, you will love this second one!
Cassie Scot, still stinging from her parents' betrayal, wants out of the magical world. But it isn't letting her go. Her family is falling apart and despite everything, it looks like she may be the only one who can save them.

To complicate matters, Cassie owes Evan her life, making it difficult for her to deny him anything he really wants. And he wants her. Sparks fly when they team up to find two girls missing from summer camp, but long-buried secrets may ruin their hopes for happiness. Book 2 in the Cassie Scot series.
I love this series and was really pulling for Cassie & Evan but something always gets in the way! Namely, her parents! I was a little disappointed that both of these characters did not get past what their parents wanted and they should have taken matters into their own hands, but I guess it makes for good reading material for the next book.

I guess I am a little bit too independent, but I just don't see myself cowing down to other people. I hope in the next book that Cassie grows up a little and gets over her parents being so bossy and thinking that they know it all. And I hope Evan stands up for himself and what he knows is the truth, that he and Cassie do love each other, so honesty is the best policy. I don't think this debt of owing him her life was really what kept them together.

I think if both had been honest with each other, a lot of this heartbreak that they suffer could have been a non issue. But, this was a great story otherwise, as far as the disappearing of 2 young girls who can do magic and the evil people behind who kidnapped them and why. A lot of people come together to rescue them and it was all very dramatic.

The other side stories going on in Cassie's life involving her friends is also a plus and can't wait to see how her friend that is a songbird and who has a secret admirer who is a werewolf comes along. She also has another friend that is pregnant with one of her cousin's baby and at the end of this book, they find out for some odd reason he is now a vampire. All of these will make for interesting stories to come.

Now, if we can just get Cassie & Evan back in the fold instead of being puppets for their parents, this next book will rock!

Happy Reading!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you. 


Christine Amsden said...

Thanks so much for the review!

If you're looking for Cassie to stand up for herself, then I think there's a moment at the end of book 3 you're gonna love. (I love it! :) )

I hope you continue to enjoy the series. April (I hope) for Mind Games, and in a perfect world (which this probably sin't), July for the final Cassie book.