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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Review: Conspiracies

Title: Conspiracies
Series: Shadow Grail # 2
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal/Fantasy
Author: Mercedes Lackey/ Rosemary Edgehill
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: July 5, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"Spirit and her friends Burke, Loch, Muirin, and Addie have managed to defeat the evil force that has been killing students at Oakhurst Academy for the past forty years—or so they think. When a series of magical attacks disrupts the school, Doctor Ambrosius calls upon alumnus Mark Rider to secure the campus—and start training the students for war. The only student without magic, Spirit doesn’t trust Mark or his methods. She knows that Oakhurst isn’t safe. And if Spirit and her friends want to live long enough to graduate, they have to find out what is really going on—before it’s too late."

This book pick up from right where it left on bringing on more trouble in the school. I like how this time around we see Spirit grow up more. She is more kin to her surroundings and is much more careful but also sneaky. Her friends on the other hand, I felt like they betrayed her, especially Loche. He is so different in this book that it scared me. It was like he was a whole new person.

The storyline was somewhat boring. Some things happen but it pretty much was just filled in with drama from the friends, teachers, etc. It didn't get exciting till the part of the new student Elizabeth who brings a whole new element to the book. And I must say, it was a nice surprise. I really like how they incorporated an old tale in the future of these students. It really brought the story of Spirit and her friends to a whole new level.

The love interest in this book was good. I like it when characters take their time getting to know one another, It makes it much more intimate to read. I love seeing Spirit happy and worry free of what was going on in the school. I also like to see Spirit just happy for once. She deserves it.

Conspiracies laid down the foundation for a whole new side of the book but brings so much more to the table. The book is  filled with more secrets, betrayals, and great twist I even enjoyed! I am looking forward to see what happen to Spirit and her friend in the next book!

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. Thanks for sharing today - this looks like an interesting read. The new design is devine :) Seriously it is really beautiful.

  2. This book sounds like it might have too much drama for my taste even though the romance sounds good. Great review Savy :)

  3. I've been curious about this one. I read the first one a little while ago and enjoyed it, but there were so many questions in the first one I was hoping would get answered in this one but it seems like we're just going to keep getting more questions on top of questions:) And your comments about Loche worry me, I really liked him in book 1! Thanks for the review Savy!

  4. I'm glad you ended up enjoying it, but I may pass. I don't know if I want to read it if the storyline starts in a boring way. I may pick it up later tho.

  5. huh! I hadn't heard of the first book. i don't mind following a somewhat boring story if the love interest is good! Yes, I'm that boy crazy. LOL


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