Review of the Phoenix Shadow (Arcadian Wars #2) by M.H. Soars

The Phoenix Shadow

WOW…they can’t catch a break!


Genre: Paranormal Romance, Sci-fi

Book Length (Est.): 258 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

When the walls of lies begin closing in, who do you trust?

There is nothing worse than failure, especially one that results in your school being attacked by a ruthless enemy. Still reeling from the aftermath of the previous night, Sam and her cousins must deal with another crisis: Alexia has run away.

To top it off, there are new players in town. The young Arcadians will be forced to work closely with the prestigious Nox Elite. But they will soon find out that nursing a bruised ego is nothing compared to fighting a faceless enemy, battling personal demons, and dealing with revelations that will forever change their lives.

*Note from the author: Due to strong language and mature content this book is recommended to readers 17+. This is a Paranormal Romance novel

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

First off I have to say WOW a lot happens in this book. It is definitely action packed. Second I have to say that I didn’t really learn anything I didn’t already know or expect. There are a few twists, like the secret Lucas has been keeping, but it ends on one hell of a cliffhanger and leaves you with sooooo many unanswered questions. Mentally prepare yourself for the need to read book #3.

As in book one, this one too is told from the points of view of Alexis, Matthew, and Samantha. In all honesty it did take me a few chapters (and reading my review of book one, The Prophecy of Arcaida) to remember what had happened so my mind could catch up with who everyone was and what was going on, but once I did I couldn’t put it down.

Alexis and Ethan are so adorable together. They were completely meant to be and will let nothing stand in their way. Even when the prophecy tells them the next step in their relationship needs to happen at a certain place and time, they make the best of it and do it with love in their hearts.

Matthew’s secret finally comes out. It’s the reason why he always tries to fight his feelings for Samantha, but for all those who read book one we all kind of knew how this one was going to play out, although the details were a little more gruesome than expected. There has to be a way to fix the madness his Phoenix has because no matter how hard he tries Samantha is the one he’s drawn to no matter what and with his sister’s worsening problem he’ll need someone he can lean on.

“Matthew decided our relationship wasn’t worth the trouble.”

“I can’t believe he said that. He looks at you like you’re his kingdom come. There must be a reason why he thingks you can’t be together.”

Just when Samantha thinks she is able to get over Matthew’s heartbreak he comes back wonton as ever and she falls again…right into his bead. This time he’ll leave her truly broken hearted. But she still has an unknown connection to Julian and because of the unusual affection she feels for him she’ll follow him anywhere, which may not always be a good thing.

The Phoenix Shadow is action packed and over flowing with emotions ranging from jealousy to hatred to love to utter and complete confusion.  The Nox Elite soldiers move in to assist with the enemy, and seem to make way more headway than the seven of them had in  a year. They feel like the underdog and that their territory is being invaded, but when they do meet the enemy face to face they realize that maybe they aren’t as ready as they once thought.

My Favorite Moment: When Alexis tells Ethan about the next step they need to take to fulfill the prophecy. I loved is reaction! Alexis is right, he’s such a guy!

“Hurry? I’ve waited seventeen years for this. No, wait. Almost eighteen years. My birthday is in a couple of days. When is the next full moon again?”

“In a couple of days.”

“Oh, this will be the best birthday gift ever.”

“You’re such a guy.”

Jenn 4 Heart

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.


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