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The King Series: Book 2
Genre: Young Adult (PG 13)
Tasmyn Vaughn is not having the senior year she expected. Her boyfriend Michael leaves for college, she’s being stalked by a suspicious preacher, pursued by the hot new boy at school and blackmailed by her chemistry teacher–who just might be a witch. Tas needs all of her many talents–and a little help from unexpected sources–just to keep her head above water. . .literally.
First off I was annoyed when the book ended. LOL Now I have to wait to read Restless! Anyway, Tas was a character I fell in love with in the first book, Fearless. She is strong, has a cool “power”, and has a hunky boyfriend. 🙂 She has parents who are fiercely protective of her plus her boyfriend Michael’s parents are just as protective. To recap Fearless for those who haven’t read it: Tasmyn and her family move to King, Florida after moving pretty much every two years in an effort to hide her gift. (No spoilers so I won’t tell you what it is). Tas begins to discover that this new town has an interesting past and she may not be the only one with a “gift”. King was founded by a band of carnies that were tired of persecution and settled into their own town to live as they wanted. Rumor was that these carnies each possessed a magical power and their descendants also seemed to have inherited these powers. She meets Michael the first day she attended school. There was an instant, if overwhelming attraction, that never waned throughout Fearless. This instant bond helps Tas fight her way through multiple perils, including witchcraft, ritual blood magic and teenage girls. Need I say more?
In the beginning of Breathless Michael is preparing to leave and go off to college…with out Tas because she is still a senior. Neither anticipated how much it would effect their lives and relationship. It basically left Tas a zombie for days, with Michael’s sister watching over her. Over the summer in an effort to be closer to Michael and make a little pocket money Tas started working at Michael’s parents nursery. Working at their nursery helps her pass the time and keep busy after Michael leaves for college. Michael leaving causes a huge conflict in Tas’s life. The bond they share is very strong and it is stretched VERY thin when Michael is not there on a day to day basis. Just in the first week of school Tas is stalked by her friend’s crazy preacher father, blackmailed by her teacher who maybe a witch, hit on by a a hot new boy and lied to Michael. Phew! Tas then begins to have “dreams” of Nell, one of the teenage girls that made her life a living hell her junior year. Despite Nell’s warnings, Tas continues to allow herself to be blackmailed into lessons with her sketchy teacher who Tas is positive was in cohoots with Nell the year before. Nothing good comes from her time spent with the evil teacher and it starts to cause problems in her relationship with Michael when she finally fesses up to what she has been up to, along with actually putting herself in grave danger. The end of Breathless leaves you just that. I want to know what happens! Does she continue to go to the dark side with her evil teacher and fulfill this supposed destiny her teacher claims is her fate? Or is Michael going to pull her out? I guess I am just going to have to wait until Tawdra decides to bless us with Restless. 🙂
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