Girls*Heart* Books: Group Review & Giveaway: The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Group Review & Giveaway: The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges

The Unfailing Light

The Katerina Trilogy Book #2 

By Robin Bridges

Published By: Random House Children's Books

Publication Date: October 9th, 2012

Having had no choice but to use her power has a necromancer to save Russia from dark forces, Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, now wants to forget that she ever used her special powers. She's about to set off to pursue her lifelong dream of attending medical school when she discovers that Russia's arch nemesis--who she thought she'd destroyed--is still alive. So on imperial orders, Katerina remains at her old finishing school. She'll be safe there, because the empress has cast a potent spell to protect it against the vampires and revenants who are bent on toppling the tsar and using Katerina for their own gains. But to Katerina's horror, the spell unleashes a vengeful ghost within the school, a ghost more dangerous than any creature trying to get in.

The Unfailing Light is the second book in the Katerina Trilogy by Robin Bridges.  When we were approached about being a part of this blog tour, Lana and I were both very excited. Just the synopsis had me hooked. I read this book in less than a day, I could not put it down. This book surpassed all my expectations.

The story is told from the point of view of Katerina, the main character. Katerina is a very unique girl for her time. While other girls her age are hoping to snare a royal or rich husband, all she desires is to go away to medical school so she can become a doctor and help people.  She is selfless, brave and funny, without seeming perfect in that annoying way some heroines are. I loved that she always sought to solve her own problems. She didn't go looking for a white knight to swoop in and fix everything for her. 

There was no way to predict what would happen next in this book and that is always a good thing, in my opinion. I was riveted, carrying my kindle throughout the house reading as I went about my day. The suspense and the twists made this book thoroughly enjoyable for me. There was just a dash of romance thrown in the mix as well and I found Bridges balance perfect. I love the way she tells the story, keeping the reader engrossed from the first page until the end.  

This book was a quick and exciting read and I am looking forward to reading the conclusion to this enchanting trilogy. 

My Rating: 

"The Unfailing Light" is the second book in The Katerina Trilogy. The first book, "The Gathering Storm", was already on my To-Read list, so I was super excited to have an excuse to get to it. The idea intrigued me from the first time I read the summary, and the covers are beautiful-- It would've been one of those books I just bought due to the prettiness and unique backdrop if my bookstores ever had it. *cough*

While I had an extremely hard time getting through the first book, "The Unfailing Light" was actually quite enjoyable. Katiya didn't aggravate me nearly as much (I never like the main female, take that with a grain of salt), and the twists actually got to me this time. The characters grew a lot, and the story rolled easily.

The book is charged with all that is awesome, from romance to evil, suspense to humor. I am very glad I continued with the trilogy, and will be keeping an eye out for more from Bridges!

My Rating:
(3.5, rounded up)

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By day, Robin is a mild-mannered writer of fantasy and paranormal fiction for young adults. By night, she is a pediatric nurse. Robin lives on the Gulf Coast with her husband, one soon-to-be teenager, and two slobbery mastiffs. THE GATHERING STORM was her first novel.

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  1. My favorite paranormal beings to read about would probably either be valkyries, werewolves, or fey... but I love them all lol


  2. I'm torn between vampires and angels. I'm also getting into werewolves more these days. So I really can't answer that. They're all pretty great. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I really go through phases. Some months I can't get enough of the fae, then I devour all books vampires are in...werewolves are yummy too, witches and sorcerers, angels and daemons....oh my!! :)

  4. Valkyries, Shape shifters or vampires! but really I love them all! there are just too many to pick a favorite!

  5. I love reading about the Fey! I'm actually thinking about finishing The Iron Fey series really soon.

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

  6. I LOVE all paranormal beings! I think they are all just so sexy and tough! I love vampires, weres, shifters, fae, angels...ahh I just love them all :D lol

  7. Nice review and Giveaway ladies! ANY paranormal gets my vote, my favorite would be Nephilum.

  8. I just love Faeries. So unique!


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