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Snowbound (The Bloodline of Yule Trilogy Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Snowbound is the second in a trilogy. It ends with a cliffhanger, but it also ends on a satisfying note. Read these now so you're ready for the final installment when it comes out. Christmas will never look the same!
Imprisoned by his sadistic father, he lives his days being tortured by his dad and Charity’s brother Charlie who did not need any excuse to torment Aidan. The only thing keeping him strong is his love for Charity. Charity on the other hand has got a job with Volertech, an organisation making high tech gadgets for the government. Whilst she spends her days working with technology, she ponders how to rescue Aidan and kill his dad.
The story is told using alternate POVs, this helps the story flow quickly as I got to know Aidan and Charity actions. The story was more intense as they both had risks to take, putting their lives in danger. Charity had her old friends beside her which did help her with the pressure of what she had to do. Judy had hardened as due to her loss she was out for revenge and Michael and Ricardo were one of the cuties couples I had read about in a while. What surprised me was evil Charlie had become and I could see how he thrived on St Nicks attention.
Whilst I had waited awhile for book 2, I got back into the story straight away. This was a page turner and whilst YA, adults will also love this story. This story explored mythology and turned it on its head. The addition of the Gods added another level to the story and there were times when it all looked hopeless for Aidan.
The twist at the end left it on a cliff hanger and I hope that book 3 is in the pipeline as I want to see if Aidan and Charity will survive. Another good book and a great story.
I finished reading this book at the height of summer in my very warm home office. But I didn’t even think of turning on the ceiling fan, because Alexander brought the freezing cold of the Arctic to cool me off instead. This sequel started with a bang and instantly hooked me, even if the beginning didn’t follow the path I expected. But it was the best sort of unexpected, with twists and turns that led to an epic ending.
This novel reads much more like an epic urban fantasy adventure novel than a traditional “young adult” book. The main characters are still in their late teens, but events have given them goals and focus.
Alexander has obviously done her research, which helps in bringing this book to life. This applies to both the physical details of traveling (mostly) safely in the Arctic and further exploration into a believable mythology for her Santa Claus/Krampus character and his world near the North Pole.
Readers of the first book should be very excited for this one, but new readers should go back to Snowed first for the full story. Both books are delicious holiday treats, no matter what time of year you’re reading them!