July 12, 2015

4 Star Review: In the Mouth of the Wolf by Nicole Maggi @medallionpress#BookReview #4Star @nicolemaggi

Title: In the Mouth of the Wolf (Twin Willows #2)
Author: Nicole Maggi
Publisher: Medallion Press
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Release Date: June 9th 2015
Source: Publisher for Review
Purchase: Amazon

The Twin Willows Waterfall is now under the control of the Benandanti, but for Alessia, the victory comes at a steep price. And the arrival of Nerina, one of the seven Concilio elders from the Friuli Clan, only complicates her life. Now she’s hiding a 450-year-old immortal on her farm, juggling school and her increasingly frustrated friends, and trying to keep the Malandanti from regaining the Waterfall. But it’s the passion that still lingers between her and Jonah that really keeps Alessia awake at night.

After a fatal visit from the Malandanti’s mage, Alessia brings in Jonah’s twin sister, Bree, to serve as a Benandanti spy. Bree has her own reasons for wanting to bring down the Malandanti, and soon she and Alessia find themselves in a tenuous alliance. But not even the powerful magic that Bree possesses nor the strong leadership that Nerina provides can stop the vicious Malandanti. As the two Clans barrel towards their inevitable collision, Alessia and Jonah are swept into the devastation and forced to make the ultimate choice.

This was an excellent sequel to Winter Falls. I actually enjoyed this one more than the first one and it picks up where the first book leaves us. In this latest book, you are taken between the POVs of Alessia and Bree, and get to see them form an unlikely alliance. But you also get to see where Bree is coming from, how much she really dislikes her life at home and how much she desperately wants to save her brother from the Malandanti, no matter what the cost.

Alessia is still mad at Jonah about the Malandanti thing, which leads her into not talking to him. But at the same time she wants to talk to him and not hate him. She kind of goes back and forth with that for a while in the book. But eventually it works out in the end and speaking of the end, there is this really cruel twist at the end that I didn't see coming at all involving her.

I am highly anticipating the final book in this trilogy. In which Jonah's panther is on the cover.

Disclaimer: *I received a copy of this book for free to review, this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Nicole Maggi was born in the suburbs of upstate New York and began writing poems about unicorns and rainbows at a very early age. She detoured into acting, earned a BFA from Emerson College, and moved to NYC, where she performed in lots of off-off-Broadway Shakespeare. After a decade of schlepping groceries on the subway, she and her husband hightailed it to sunny Los Angeles, where they now reside, surrounded by fruit trees, with their young daughter and two oddball cats. She is also the author of the novel Heartlines and is hard at work on the rest of the Twin Willows Trilogy.

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