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The Starblood Series, Book 2
Camilla Voiez
Occult Ficiton
Vamptasy Publishing
March 12, 2019

Satori is caught between two worlds. There is something he needs in one, but the other keeps drawing him back. However, he is in love and he isn’t going to let a little thing like death get in his way. To reach his goal, he must face unimaginable horrors, not least of which is his true self.
Star’s tortured and broken body awaits Satori, but does she really need him to save her? His rival, a rage-filled young woman, grows more powerful and becomes as twisted as the ribbons in her hair while the demon, Lilith, draws each of them inexorably towards her. Who will survive the coming battle?

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Review by Madison Davis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

Satori, the magician we met in the first book, hasn’t given up on saving Star. Book two continues the magician’s story. Satori fights to save Star, feeling guilty since he knows she wouldn’t be where she is now without his doing.

Book two is even darker includes more sex and torturing than the first book. The author brings Lillith, the demon queen back, and continues Freya’s story as well.

When I started to read this book,  was prepared to the darkness, the magic, the evilness, and the sex. What I was not prepared to read was the torture. I admit, in my opinion, the story is already dark enough, and adding even more evil, and blackness was unnecessary. It makes the book depressing instead of exciting, and it took me four attempts to read the book

Unfortunately, neither Satori nor Lillith have changed or developed as characters, since the first book. Also, I read another book without a decent plot, but mostly random scenes lined up to follow one another.

I still recognize the same talent slumbering within the book, and I wish the author would have had the chance to set it free and work longer on the book to create a story plot that gives the book some sense.

However, there was one surprising change: Freya’s character. She developed and became more of a personality within the book. I wish her ‘voice’ was stronger and gave the story more substance. It would have been nice to make her a more important character within the story. However, with her developing the way she did this book earned half a star more than the first one in the series.

As I mentioned before, it took me several attempts to read this book. At the last try, I decided I might as well take the time and get it done and over with. That’s not how it should be. I should be curious for the next part, curious what the author has in store on the next pages. Reading the way I had to read this book isn’t a good sign.

The darkness, the haphazardly lined up scene, and the missing plot didn’t capture my attention fully, and I regret I didn’t feel more tension, curiosity, and hope for this book.