Treason (The Grimoire Saga #2) by S.M. Boyce (2012)


YA Fiction | Fantasy4.5 stars

“Kara Magari ignited a war when she stumbled into Ourea and found the Grimoire: a powerful artifact filled with secrets. To protect the one person she has left, she strikes a deal that compromises everything she believes in… and things don’t go as planned. 

Braeden Drakonin can no longer run from who–and what–he is. He has to face the facts. He’s a prince. He’s a murderer. He’s a wanted man. And after a betrayal that leaves him heartbroken, he’s out for blood.

To survive, both Kara and Braeden must become the evil each has grown to hate.”


pooled ink Review:

This whole series has been an awesome surprise. I had the first book sitting on my Nook gathering i-Dust not only because life was a bit overwhelming at the time but because the idea was something that could go either very wrong or very right and I really didn’t want to read it and be disappointed. Well, I wasn’t! And this sequel is just as great!

The plot is something so comfortable and familiar yet totally unique and brilliant. I love this series! I just had to get the sequel (yes I may have used some of my food funds for books #collegestudentlife) and it was worth it! I can’t wait to save up and get the third book and blow right through that one too!

These books are such a fast read because they’re just so interesting and fast-paced. There are a few moments that are tranquil and calm and allow you to catch your breath and simply drink in the characters and the land of Ourea but other moments are full of plots, action, schemes, plans, romance, betrayal, and more. Yeah, I said AND MORE.

The beginning felt perhaps a tad slow but only because I was so excited to discover what would happen next that it made me impatient (which is silly because rushing would mean I’d miss things!) but soon enough the action started and I forgot about that and became focused on nothing else but the journey.

I also really really enjoyed reading from both perspectives of Kara and Braeden. It really allowed more flexibility in the plot and allowed its readers to travel all over Ourea and be in two places at once or have different thought processes of the same situation which is always interesting.

I highly recommend this book to everyone because it’s funny, serious, sad, infuriating, clever, intriguing, different and full of action, romance, battles and schemes.

I’m extremely excited to finish the series and I can’t wait to read more about Stone!


Posted on Goodreads on April 18, 2014

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Check out the rest of the series: Lichgates (The Grimoire Saga #1), Heritage (The Grimoire Saga #3), and Illusion (The Grimoire Saga #4)

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