Firstly, a big thank you to N.J. Simmonds for having me on the blog tour of the second book in the Indigo Chronicles. I reviewed the previous book, The Path Keeper here and N.J. gave us some writing tips here.
This series I can only describe as a tube of Pringles. It's addictive, you can't have just one Pringle, before you know it you're halfway down the tube with no regrets. Son of Secrets had that feel. Every time I thought I'll just read one more chapter I'd lose myself in the story and an hour had passed.
As this is the second book in a series there may be some mild spoilers within this review.
I enjoyed this book as much as the first but did find myself missing a few of the elements from the first book. Ella and Zac had very little on page time within this book as a result of the previous novel. Whilst I loved the tension their pending reunion created I wanted to throw my phone at the ending of this book. Not in a bad way. More an 'arghhhhhhhh, I just want them to be happy' way. They were so close, so close!
I did however really enjoy Ella and Josh's relationship within this book. It was a different dynamic and nice to see Ella with a different leading guy. I can't recall if Josh was present in any of her past lives in the first book or not but I hope that's something we get to see one day. I felt so sorry for him though. He seems to have turned over a new leaf and is genuinely excited about Ella, I repeat. That ending. My god.
Now we move on to Luci. I was very impressed by how her story was weaved into Ella and Zac's. It was effortlessly done and a joy to read. Okay, maybe not a joy in some places. I mean she's a bit scary at times but still. I liked how the narrative of Luci was a subverted version of a story we all know so well. I would've loved more of her story still.
Honestly, I could go through each and every character and say how much I liked them or disliked them in the case of Sebastian but I'd be here forever.
This is a series that leaves you wanting more and frustrated in the best way possible. The plot moves with great pace, never seeming overly slow but still gives pivotal moments the right amount of time to be enjoyed. The setting is gorgeously described, in particular Ella's apartment. I want to holiday there.
When's the next book out again?...
Name: Son of Secrets*
Author: N.J. Simmonds
Publisher: BHC Press
Pages: 398 (Kindle)
Have you read Son of Secrets*?
What did you think?
Thank you for reading,