Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bane by Trish Milburn

To protect those she loves from herself, Jax will leave them all behind. She'll risk everything in a desperate search for answers. 
Jax Pherson fled the darkest of covens and from her own father's evil. For a brief moment, her courage was rewarded. She found everything she'd ever wanted. A normal life. An amazing boyfriend. An envy-worthy best friend . 
But her past put them all in danger, forcing a confrontation with the dark covens. In a life-and-death battle to save those she loved from the covens, Jax gained staggering power. Power so intense, so dangerous, she fears the darkness that now dwells inside her like a living thing. 
If she can't control the power, she may yet become as evil as the witches she conquered. 
With her friend Egan, Jax leaves all she's built and heads for the one place that might hold the answers she desperately needs to hold back the darkness-Salem, Massachusetts. Her research unearths a shocking discovery: the Bane, a secret group of witches dedicated to thwarting the covens. 
Jax desperately needs their help in her fight against the covens, but finding the Bane is easier said than done and takes all her skills and courage. As Jax gets closer, her dark powers begin to rise and control her actions. If she succumbs to the darkness, Jax may have as much to fear from the Bane as the evil covens and the determined hunter on her trail.

My Thoughts:
Bane was an incredible sequel to White Witch. The beginning of Bane starts where White Witch left off, right after the coven battle. Jax is trying to find answers about how to defeat the coven for good. The plot was incredible, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I finished the book within a couple of hours. I didn't take any breaks from reading because I couldn't put it down. There were no plot holes. The setting of Salem, Massachusetts was ingenious and added a lot to the plot. The Salem Witch Trials have always fascinated me and the book made me want to research and learn more about them. The world that the author creates is stunning. I loved hearing about the different types of covens and witches. There were a few new characters in Bane, along with some of the characters I have grown to love from White Witch. My favorite new character is Sarah. I love all the mystery surrounding her. She seems very intelligent and powerful in her own way. I can't wait to read more about her in the next book. The ending of Bane knocked me off my feet. It was very raw and emotional and powerful. Bane was definitely one of my favorite books of 2012. I need book three now to find out how the series ends. 

I give Bane: 5/5.

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I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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