I am so behind on my TBR list with all the edits from The Halves of Us this spring/summer – but I dove right into my stack a few weeks ago, and I was so ready to start book 2 of this series!
Whew! I stayed up wayyyyyy past my bedtime last night finishing this book (and by that I mean like reading 45% in one day!). I did a cover reveal post for this back in February and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it (you can read that here)!
This is the second book in the Hightower trilogy and I ADORED the first installment (review here). And I highly recommend this series to everyone and I desperately need book 3!
An Unseen World believes Tanzy Hightower is the key to an ancient prophecy. They’ve waited a thousand years for her soul to return. Now, a war is waged between those who will stop at nothing to fulfill the prophecy, and those who’ve sworn an oath to end Tanzy’s existence, permanently.
Tanzy’s allies insist she seek refuge in a remote safe house in the Outer Banks. But the blood of a savage, wild horse runs in Tanzy’s veins, and its instincts are becoming impossible to control. She’s determined to rescue Lucas, an Unseen creature who has loved her since her first life, and to rescue the stolen Wildwood horses from a catastrophic end in the world beyond the veil.
While her fellow candidates beg her to stay in hiding, new enemies work to draw her out, making it clear Lucas and the horses are hers for the taking. Tanzy quickly learns that when your loved ones are used as bait, finding them is only the beginning…
***4.5 stars/5 stars***
I love how Windswept starts off where Wildwood left off – that made me dive right back in to the story (head first) and get lost in the world again.
Again, Jones did shock me with some twists and turns I did not see coming – and that is ALWAYS refreshing for me with all the predictable reads (or as my hubs calls it – my ‘predicting super power’ – tv shows, movies, and books). So when I find a story that surprises me, it makes me love it even more.
I loved Tanzy’s torment on wanting to be herself, but feeling this connection to Sepra that was undeniable. The characters reactions and emotions were so real to me, and at times broke my heart (Mom scene, most of the scenes involving horses – ahhh!). And the scene at the end with Lucas/horses – goodness! I associated my glossy eyes with how late I stayed up to read it (but I’m not gonna lie to you, I got a bid misty eyed).
Minor Complaint/Contains a few small spoilers (so stop reading if you haven’t read it!):
The only *minor* thing I have to complain about is that occasionally I would forget about certain housemates/sisters/canditates, but the few that personalities shown through I LOVED (Jayce especially). Also where the eff was Asher? I felt like he was there, but maybe we didn’t know he was there…and Mouse – I hope she is in book 3 because she had me super curious.
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