Concealed (Beholder Series #2)

Concealed (Beholder Series #2)

by Christina Bauer

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Concealed (Beholder Series #2) by Christina Bauer

As a Grand Mistress Necromancer, Elea’s a witch who commands the ultimate power over spirit and bone. It’s magic that she’ll need in order to stop the Vicomte Gaspard from killing her Sisters by draining their magic along with their life force. To find and free her fellow witches, Elea must venture into some of the most dangerous places in the realm. What starts off as a rescue quest could easily turn into a suicide mission. And with the handsome warlock Rowan along to help, Elea may be risking more than her life. Her growing feelings for Rowan might put her heart on the line, too.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945723025
Publisher: Monster House Books
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Series: Christina Bauer's Beholder Series , #2
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.

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Concealed 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
I didn't read the first book in the series but dived in with this one. Which was a mistake. Although it wasn't too hard to get the general drift of what was going on, I had trouble relating to Elea in the first chapters, and I'm pretty sure this would have been avoided if I'd read book one. Elea is searching for her fellow Necromancer sisters, who have been taken by the Vicomte for—what Elea fears—very evil reasons. She discovers the first real clue of where they might be held, but time is running out. Even with the help of the powerful Castor, Rowan, Elea might not find them before its too late. Boring is not the word for this read. It's packed full of intrigue, surprising turns and all sorts of dark, tense moments. Elea is quite the character. She packs an attitude and knows what she wants. Her determination and magical aptness make her a kick-butt heroine to cheer for the entire way through. Her very direct personality caught me a little off guard at first, cheeky and not friendly. But as time went on, I warmed up to her and couldn't put the story down. I had to go back a couple times to verify that this is really classified as a Young Adult read. Elea's a bit too mature for YA, the relationships also edge toward an older audience and there is a brief scene with slight nudity. All of this taken into account, I'd push this one up to the New Adult category. The writing grabs and doesn't let go. It's a darker tale and holds all the suspense and tension a story like this should. Hope shines through every now and then, but it's not always a sure thing. There's a broad array of characters, some to trust and some not so much. It keeps the reader guessing much of the way through. Even the romance, which seems a sure thing through most of the book, takes interesting twists and turns and insure an exciting book three. I can't wait to dive into the next installment, not only to see what will happen with Elea, but also to discover the answer to several questions which appear to have been left open since book one. Because the ending is sure to be exciting and packed with surprises as well. I received a complimentary copy through Netgalley and enjoyed reading this enough to want to leave my honest thoughts.
zoeyrosehawthorne More than 1 year ago
Elea may have sent Viktor into exile, but now the Vicomte has stepped into his place, his plans perhaps just as sinister– if not worse– than the Tsar's. Once again teaming up with the Casters, who she can't seem to be rid of, Elea's quest continues as she searches for lost Necromancers abducted by Gaspard and a mysterious Lady Amelia. Concealed really steps it up a level. Plans turn to dust and moves become frantic as time is truly against them. Finding Lady Amelia proves to be quite the challenge. Elea resorts to masquerading as another in order to infiltrate Royal events. As always, Rowan is there and his presence is a confusing thing for Elea. Draining Necromancers is more the focus of this book, as stopping the Tsar was in Cursed. It's more than just defeating the Vicomte, other sinister forces are at work, all intending to stop Elea from achieving some peace and the freedom of her people. Hybrid magic. As always, the key to everything. We are still only in the stage of uncovering things about it, but there is something beautiful about the way it's introduced. A true phenomena which I cannot help but marvel at. Casters and Necromancers are two types of very different people, and the Gods willed it this way. Enemies pop out of nowhere, you'll be left gasping in shock! Cherished continues the legacy of Elea and enchants readers some more. Before you know it, you will be bewitched!
zoeyrosehawthorne More than 1 year ago
Elea may have sent Viktor into exile, but now the Vicomte has stepped into his place, his plans perhaps just as sinister– if not worse– than the Tsar's. Once again teaming up with the Casters, who she can't seem to be rid of, Elea's quest continues as she searches for lost Necromancers abducted by Gaspard and a mysterious Lady Amelia. Concealed really steps it up a level. Plans turn to dust and moves become frantic as time is truly against them. Finding Lady Amelia proves to be quite the challenge. Elea resorts to masquerading as another in order to infiltrate Royal events. As always, Rowan is there and his presence is a confusing thing for Elea. Draining Necromancers is more the focus of this book, as stopping the Tsar was in Cursed. It's more than just defeating the Vicomte, other sinister forces are at work, all intending to stop Elea from achieving some peace and the freedom of her people. Hybrid magic. As always, the key to everything. We are still only in the stage of uncovering things about it, but there is something beautiful about the way it's introduced. A true phenomena which I cannot help but marvel at. Casters and Necromancers are two types of very different people, and the Gods willed it this way. Enemies pop out of nowhere, you'll be left gasping in shock! Cherished continues the legacy of Elea and enchants readers some more. Before you know it, you will be bewitched!
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
Concealed is the second book in the Beholder series, and it is a series, so it does need to be read in order. Elea is on her mission to save her Sisters and Brothers from the vicious Vicomte. Rowan is on his mission to do goodness knows what - damn those Casters and their secrets! Elea wants to keep her distance from Rowan, but he has other ideas. He protects her whenever possible, and also gives her one of his familiars so that she can call for him whenever she needs to. Elea finds Amelia, the person Veronique told her to find, and she gets more information that will help her. Of course, time is always a constraint, plus other tendrils sneak in to disrupt Elea. Without giving anything away, I had managed to guess the 'secret' and yet it still broke my heart. It took me a moment because that is exactly what I had thought during book 1, but then we met another character and thought I was wrong. Turns out I was right, and it HURT!!! On both sides, it hurt. For him and her. I really hope that there is a HEA coming otherwise I might be permanently scarred I tell you! Incredibly well written, with no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. This book was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish, with plenty of character development. It is also full of twists and turns that make it even more enjoyable. If you like #Fantasy, then I can definitely recommend the Beholder series by Christina Bauer. Absolutely brilliant. * A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot wait for the next one! May? That's forever away... Loved this book and the first one too. Rowan ticked me off in this one. Talk about an emotional roller coaster! So great! I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Christina Bauer has done it again! This story is so much darker than the first and took me on quite a roller coaster of emotion. Elea is just as snarky as ever but her character growth is tremendous. If you liked Cursed then you need the fulfillment of Concealed. Not that Ms. Bauer doesn't leave you wanting more at then end here. I can't wait for book 3!