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Posted October 8, 2013
I would like the thank the author for offering me a copy of The Gleaning in exchange for an honest review
The Gleaning starts off right where Witch's Brew left us... and I love it when a story jumps right back into the action without missing a beat. I had so many questions about the curse, the warlocks, doppelgangers, and well just about everything by the end of book 1 that I was happy to be able to start the second book right away!
After reading book 1 I had a better idea of what to expect with the choose your own adventure part of this series, and although I'm personally not a huge fan of this type of book anymore, I made myself look past it and just enjoy the path I chose at the time. Even if you don't like having the choice between two paths in a story (personally I get too curious about the other one before I can commit to a choice) this series is still definitely worth a read.
I enjoyed that The Gleaning was full of action and it moved along at a quick pace while still answering some of my questions about the past. I loved getting some of the back story on the amulets, and especially Logan's childhood. I feel like I got more insight into Logan, Lily, and the coven that just hooked me even further into the story. I loved that everyone wasn't necessarily what they seemed at first (and have to admit that I guessed a few of the characters would turn out the way they did). I still enjoy a good villain in a story, and Jacob made me hate/love him even more in this story with his evil ways.
We finally get to find out the mystery behind The Gleaning in this book, and I think that it was a really unique twist on the usual good vs. evil story line. Lily grew on me in book 2 and I didn't find myself quite as annoyed with some of her decisions this time... she still managed to make some mistakes but no one can be perfect (it wouldn't be very exciting).
I'm excited to continue this series, and can not wait for book 3. There was yet another huge cliffhanger at the end, and I have a feeling I'm in for a few more of those before this series is over... but it'll definitely keep me hooked.