Thursday, August 17, 2017

{Blog Tour} Rowan Wood Legends (The Lost Clan #2) - Olivia Wildenstein (Review)

YA Bound Book Tours is organizing a Blog Tour for: Rowan Wood Legends (The Lost Clan #2) by Olivia Wildenstein. This tour will run from August 14th to 18th. Check out the tour schedule.

*Rowan Wood Legends can be read as a standalone but does continue the story from Rose Petal Graves. Rose Petal Graves will be available to anyone who wants to read it first!*

Rowan Wood Legends (The Lost Clan #2)
Genre: Paranormal/Faeries
Release Date: August 14th 2017



I wasn’t the sort of girl who believed in fairytales, let alone tales about faeries. But that changed the day Faeries came to my small town and Hunters rose from their graves. 

On that fateful day, I received a book, a peculiar collection of myths and legends. Turns out it was so much more than stories. And just as I was on the verge of unlocking its secrets, it was stolen from me by someone I called a friend. 

Now, I don’t know whom I can turn to, whom I can trust. All I know is that there are two sides, and I am straddling the great divide because I am both Faerie and Hunter. And although I swore I would never choose, I am slowly falling for one of those sides…

Fans of Karen Marie Moning's Fever series will adore Wildenstein's Lost Clan series.


Previous book in the series (click on image for Goodreads link):


This is the second book in The Lost Clan series and continues to follow Catori as she learns more about her history and the legends of Rowan Wood.  My favorite part about this book was I felt like I could jump right back into these series and it picked up right where it left off. I love the authors writing it is very descriptive and she does a great job creating a story that I don’t want to put down.

Catori seems to have matured a lot from the first book.  Although it doesn’t feel like much time has passed in the series she seemed to have learned the importance of not trusting everyone.  I feel Catori is a lot more questioning of things this time and less reactive to situations.  Catori wants to learn about her past and see where her future can go. 

The author does a great job with all the other characters in the book.  The story is told from Catori’s point of view and I love that she has doubts about so many people, but still is trying to move forward.  It really kept me reading and wanting to figure out exactly what was going on.  I enjoyed that we got to see more of a few smaller characters in the first book in the second book of the series.  I loved how the author expanded on Catori's friendships in this book.  We get to see Catori's relationships with several characters in the book and the author does an amazing job bringing them to life.  I love when you get to see a relationship go through different stages I feel like you learn a lot more about the characters. 

My one complaint would be I would have loved a little bit longer of a prologue just giving a quick recap of the characters.  After reading the first few pages I could recall most of who everyone was and what previously happened, but I did feel like there could have been more background on it.  I don’t think this book could be read on its own I would suggest reading the first book in the series first, which is another can't put down book.  I also can't wait for the next book in the series I wish it was out now.

I would suggest this as a weekend read.  I got totally sucked in and couldn’t put the book down I just wanted to know what was going to happen.  

I received a copy of this book from YA Bound Tours to provide an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of this book.

My Rating: 5/5

About the Author

Olivia Wildenstein grew up in New York City, the daughter of a French father with a great sense of humor, and a Swedish mother whom she speaks to at least three times a day. She chose Brown University to complete her undergraduate studies and earned a bachelor’s in comparative literature. After designing jewelry for a few years, Wildenstein traded in her tools for a laptop computer and a very comfortable chair. This line of work made more sense, considering her college degree.

When she’s not writing, she’s psychoanalyzing everyone she meets (Yes. Everyone), eavesdropping on conversations to gather material for her next book, baking up a storm (that she actually eats), going to the gym (because she eats), and attempting not to be late at her children’s school (like she is 4 out of 5 mornings, on good weeks).

Wildenstein lives with her husband and three children in Geneva, Switzerland, where she’s an active member of the writing community.

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  1. Great review! You must love to do blog tours! hehe.. I think most of your blog posts are tours isn't it? I love the cover of this book. I also love prologue and epilogues in books also.

    1. I get so caught up in blog tours I sign up for way to many!! I read the synopsis and am hooked. This is why my TBR list is forever. This book series is great!! I do love the covers!!


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