Thursday, July 17, 2014

Review: Stone of Destiny (The Danaan Trilogy #2) by Laura Howard

Stone of Destiny (The Danaan Trilogy, #2)
Title: Stone of Destiny

Series: The Danaan Trilogy #2

Previous book in this series: The Forgotten Ones

Author: Laura Howard

Publication date: April 2014

Published by: Laura Howard

Source: The author via Netgalley

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Allison thought it was crazy enough when she found out her father, Liam, wasn't entirely human. But now she has to join his magical allies to unravel his former mistress's plans. Aoife wants to keep Allison's parents apart forever.

Despite Allison's efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she's ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into the mix.

Will Allison be able to find the amulet that holds the enchantment Aoife placed on Liam and destroy it? Are Ethan' s feelings for Allison strong enough to endure the magic of the Tuatha De Danaan?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Stone of Destiny picks up immediately after The Forgotten Ones. I was a little bit worried that there wouldn't be much of a refresher for the last book because, you know, sometimes that happens and it leaves me feeling all confused and stuff... Especially when it's been a while since I read the last book. But much to my happiness, Laura did a fantastic job highlighting the important events that lead us to book two. It made me very happy not feeling confused :)

Anyway, Aoife has escaped, as we know, but Allison will do anything to stop whatever craziness she is up to. All the while Allison is trying to keep Ethan out of all this magical craziness, but it's just not working. Ethan finds himself messed up in Aoife evil plans, which is just not cool.

I really loved this book! The writing is just beautiful and the story itself is interesting, keeping you hooked and making you want to know what will happen next! Now, I really like fast paced books with action from the start, but I think it was maybe too fast in this book. Not the action, the actual progression of the story. I mean, it felt like decisions were made out of nowhere and sometimes it felt like the scene changes were abrupt. And the whole thing with Ethan... he took things oddly well. I was expecting more of a reaction from him.

Speaking of Ethan, holy dimples do I love him! He is just the sweetest thing ever and I can't help but swoon every time he comes around, which was a lot in this book, luckily for me ;) One of my favorite parts about this book is actually the romance, and Ethan is why! I also love Allison, of course. She is very loyal and she stands up for herself and she is just a heroine you can sympathize with. And it doesn't hurt that she is also a book nerd and proud ;) And it was so nice to finally meet this Samantha person we heard about in The Forgotten Ones! I was very curious about her, but I wont give away too many details ;)

You guys know how much I love mythology and that I am always open to learning new things about it. And I gotta say that I just love the Irish mythology twist given in this book with the fairies and magic and all the stuff I didn't know about! And the descriptions of the fairy world were phenomenal! So amazingly vivid!

I cant wait to see how things end, but at the same times I don't want things to end. It's bittersweet. But I am honestly excited to see what happens with Aoife, Liam (!!), and Allison and Ethan. If you are looking for some romance in your books with a whole lot of magic, I highly recommend this series! It's such a great read!

P.S. Stone of Destiny is heading on a blog tour in September! Make sure you check out Xpresso Book Tours if you are interested in participating! :)

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)


  1. I have the first book of the series in my Kindle, and I really need to get to it, cause I love everything Irish and Irish mythology!
    Glad to hear the sequel didn't disappoint!!

    1. Well then this is the book for you, my darling!! I really think you'll like it! :)

  2. Yes, we all know you love mythology, Lili. ^^ And Irish mythology? That sounds like interesting. Hhaha, I don't thing I've read a novel lately in which the pacing was TOO fast. I love fast-paced books as well by the way. This book has really a lovely cover. I'll thing about maybe picking this series up sometime. Lovely review, dear. :)

    Lola @ Hit or Miss Books

    1. I say that a lot, don't I? ;) lol. I love fast paced books! But I dont know, some thigns in this book just happened to abruptly. But besides that it was great! The first book was amazing!! I highly recommend it!! :)


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