River Cast by Samantha Young

Synopsis:
22012723Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance…

Swept into the world of the Daylight Coven, Caia is caught between her loyalty to the Daylights and her new insight into the hearts of the Midnights. As more obstacles are thrown in her and Lucien’s way, Caia is pushed further adrift from him and Pack Errante. With no one to turn to, Caia has to make the most difficult choice of all…

Who does she truly belong with? The Daylights or the Midnights?

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My Review:
4.5 stars — Totally finished this book with my heart racing and my finger itching to one-click the next book in the series.  I am soooooo thankful that this series is finished and so I don’t even have to wait, b/c I became totally wrapped up in the world and all the crazy happenings going on.

I thought Caia grew up quite a bit in this book.  And she was faced with so much adversity, from the meddling in her love life (which was kind of sad for me, b/c I missed having a bit more romance between Caia and Lucien) to her discoveries about both Covens.  I thought she handled things pretty well given she sort of had the responsibilities thrust upon her.  And while it was frustrating to see some of the misunderstandings happening between Caia and Lucien, I could see how it came about and mostly didn’t want to smack them too hard (though I would have smacked more Lucien than Caia anyways).  I really came to love Caia as the book went on, and felt for her having to make so many hard decisions and not feeling like she had anyone she could trust and turn to.

I also enjoyed getting to know Ryder and Jaeden through their POVs as well.  I really loved their little side plot, it made me extremely happy….it provided that something that I was missing from the story otherwise (and yes, I’m vaguebooking b/c I don’t want to spoil it necessarily, even if I totally saw it coming).

The bad guys have me all flustered.  I honestly can’t stand the girl bad guy (again, being vague), and was so glad to see that my dislike of that character was for good reason.  And can I just say that I totally called who Kyrios was??  But not knowing what their plans are is just making me crazy!!!

So yeah, probably not a great review, but I was trying not to give anything away.  But I definitely enjoyed this book even more than the first one and am excited to see how it concludes!!  It’s been awhile since I got into a paranormal series (I’ve been reading a LOT of contemporary lately), so it’s been a really fun change of pace!

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