Monday, November 30, 2015

[Review] Portia


Title: Portia

Series: Angelbound Offspring #2

Author: Christina Bauer

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Published: November 3, 2015

Source: Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review (Thanks!)

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads



SUMMARY --

Unlike her famous older brother Maxon, Princess Portia isn't known for killing demons or attracting admirers. The reason why is simple: a spell was cast on Portia, and the magic has marked her to one day transform into a dreaded Void demon. To fight this horrible fate, Portia’s spent her life hiding in libraries and learning magic. But when the Void demons threaten to destroy all the after-realms—and the handsome dragon Emperor Tempest offers his help—then Portia suspects that her future holds more than just a demonic metamorphosis. Fate is calling the bookworm princess onto the battlefield, and it’s a fight against both deadly enemies and her heart’s desires.

May be read as a stand-alone.


The Review.

Whew, it's so good to read more into the Angelbound universe!

Portia is one of the offspring of the lovely Myla and Lincoln, but nowhere near how either of them are. Studying magic instead of fighting and tail-less, she's a magic user and marked to become the Void.

Now, there was a few things that really irked me about this book, one being the extreme insta-love. You're telling me that this person she doesn't know and reeks of danger is the first person she falls in love with... literally instantly without even knowing his name? She talks about her logical mind, but there's nothing logical about that at all. In fact, it's just the opposite. *facepalm*

The pace was too quick with so much to explain and happen. Though I didn't feel lost, I felt that it was too rushed, leaving me wanting to know more about Portia's journey, the Void, and a lot more. I think it could have been a bit longer!

Overall, the story was well done and it kept me interested. The ending was good as well, making me happy to see how things panned out for Portia. I absolutely loved being back in the Angelbound universe even if I didn't get more Myla and Lincoln like I've been wanting. It's nice to see how characters and the world has grown and I look forward to reading Maxon now (because I haven't yet). 

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