Merlin’s Stronghold (Faerie Crossed 2)

Angelica R.
Young Adult

PARANORMAL:  After the Border between Faerie and the human word collapses, waves of wild magic lay waste to fae and human territories alike, and, with Avery still trying to gain control over her own wild magic, everyone is blaming her and her fiery temper. To clear her name, she has to set aside her doubts, accept that she can’t do it alone, gather her allies and convince Merlin to help before it’s too late for both worlds. All the while, she must stay ahead of the Wild Huntsman on her trail.

This fast-paced and smooth-flowing story will have readers holding onto the edge of their seats throughout, with lots of thrilling suspense, wicked magic and witty dialogue. The characters are strong and compelling, with the heroine having a fun, snarky attitude that will delight readers and make them chuckle. The humor balances out the slightly dark atmosphere of the story. The suspense of the world-ending magical explosion builds throughout the story, with surprising twists that will keep readers guessing. This story can be read as a standalone, but readers may feel as if they are missing something. The previous book introduces Avery and her allies and the events that took place leading up to the events taking place in this book. However, this won’t stop readers from enjoying this exciting and adventurous urban fantasy.

E.L. Hurley