Blood is thicker than water.
I didn't understand that expression when I was a kid. I only knew that I was closer to my brother Seth than to anyone else in the world. He was the calm to my storm, the light to my dark. We were tied to the rest of our complicated family by bonds beyond blood-love, loyalty, convenience-but as it turns out, the pull of blood is strong. Maybe even strong enough to tear me away from the person with whom I shared my very first breath.
Book two in the popular series. Recommended for ages 15+
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I devoured the first book in the series, and when the second book came out, I knew I had to read it. And all I can say is that as much as I relished the first book, the second book was as good if not better. Sometimes sequels do not live up to expectations, but M. Garzon is a master at telling stories and developing characters. While one can easily jump into this second book and comprehend the dynamics of what is happening, reading the first book in the series will deepen the reader's gratification. For some unknown reason, I have never felt offended when reading this series. The profanity is incredibly minimal, and the morals are not always what I would prefer. I wish Jaden and Tea were no sleeping together, but there are no bedroom details given. There is a gay character in the book, but even that did not bother me. Potential child abuse was expounded upon more in the first book, but again, I took no offense to the situation. I would say the book is more suitable for older than younger teens. Needless to say, older readers like me will be rather inclined to revel in the tale. For me, the appeal of the book is difficult to put into words. It deals with an unusual situation that I feel so many of the characters really blow out of proportion. The author introduced something in the last twenty pages or so that I never saw coming. In many ways, the book ends with a kind of cliffhanger, and I like that. Especially when I realize that the third book will be published in a few months! For me, reading this book was like reclining with friends around the cozy fire. I felt like I knew and understood the characters, and I genuinely cared about their lives and what was happening to them. The author tackles some arduous issues including adoption, dating, child abuse, and growing up. With virtually no reservations, I feel I can definitely recommend this book to just about anyone. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
This sequel has the same vivid writing style that draws you into Tea and Jaden's world, and this time we get to know the other characters even better. I enjoyed getting to know Seth better, and hope we hear even more about him in the third book. There is a lot of drama, but its all real, and believable, not like in some books that overdo it to the point that its not believable. There was still a lot of horse-related story, but not as much as in Blaze of Glory, and I missed that a bit. Overall, a great book, and now I'm looking forward to the next one!
In this squeal we are reunited with Tea and Jaden out star cross lovers who have now made their relationship public and dealing with the fall out. Along with this we get to know Seth more Tea's twin brother. Seth himself is dealing with life issues unsure of what he wants in life should he go to college or get out and experience life itself this decision is further complicate with the fact that he wants to find his biological father. All this drama made for a very interesting read. I would definitely give it two thumbs up and say if you want a good two book read this is a good one oh and for you horse lovers out there a definite must read.