Broken Spell – Fabio Bueno
This review might contain spoilers for readers who have not read Wicked Sense yet.
After reading Wicked Sense I couldn’t wait to start reading the next book in the Singularity series. I was not feeling well for a few days, but when I actually started to read it I was done in no time.
What the book is about
Be careful what you wish for. Skye wanted to find the Singularity. She got what she sought, but to protect the most powerful witch alive, Skye had to betray her coven. Now she regrets entangling her boyfriend Drake in her hidden world. Drake yearned for Skye, but now he finds out that getting the girl is just the beginning: keeping the girl is the hard part. When tragedy strikes, Drake faces an impossible choice that could destroy his family and his shot at love. The vicious Night covens seek retribution at all costs. Wicked Jane has returned, scarred from her last confrontation with Drake and Skye, and holding a baffling secret that may change everything. Dangerous alliances arise. The Veil is about to be broken. Falling in love has never been harder.
What I think about the book
This book was obviously in between the first and third part of the series. Lots of things happen to Skye, Drake and the people they love, but it wasn’t nearly as exciting as the first part.
Skye is keeping most events and information for herself, trying to shield others, but of course that backfires massively. Her relationship with Drake is falling apart and she almost loses her friend Priscilla, because she keeps trying to protect the Veil. In the mean time others see what is happening to her. The scars, the bruises and all the lies. It makes her less likable, even if I do understand why she is making those decisions. It is not easy to accept help from others after all, especially when you’re still a teenage girl.
I do love the role the Singularity is playing in this part of the story. She is an awesome and strong character (no I will not give you her name, because that would be a massive spoiler!) and she knows what she wants. Because she lacks training, it doesn’t always work out the way she wants.
Trust and love are the main themes in this book. Who can I trust, what’s best for everyone? All characters seem to struggle with the same questions, but instead of communicating with each other, they all make up their own minds. Until everything falls apart…