Saturday, February 17, 2018
Discovery by Brina Courtney
Discoveries can be dangerous. Discoveries can be deadly.
Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews' boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it's time to get on with her life. A new home, new job, and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer...
...until a young girl's body shows up one night in town, wearing a pentagram necklace exactly like Teagan's.
Now a guy looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend has arrived in Salem along with a mysterious stranger who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust. It's a matter of life... and her death.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
Earlier in the month, I read Lovespell by Brina Courtney, and fell in love with it. It's one of my favorite books I've read this year. Out of the 38 books I've read so far, it's definitely in my top five. I was disappointed that I couldn't find the rest of the series on Amazon. However, I was looking through my Goodreads and realized that I had more of Brina Courtney's books on my tbr, so I decided to check out Discovery. After I read the synopsis, I realized it was an expanded version of Lovespell, and I was so excited to be able to continue the story. I really enjoyed Discovery.
I do have to admit, the first part of the book was word for word from Lovespell, so I skimmed the first twenty percent or so, just to make sure there weren't any changes. I had just read Lovespell two days before, and the storyline was still fresh in my mind. I loved Discovery. I loved learning more about these characters, and watching them interact together. I especially enjoyed the friendship between Teagan and Lark. Watching them grow into close friends, especially when Teagen finds it so hard to trust people, was almost magical to watch.
The one character I didn't like was Celine. I just found Celine's point of view very boring, and hard to get through. I thought the few chapters from her point of view were unnecessary. I mean, yes, she did give the reader some valuable information that was needed, but that info could have easily been given by Seth when he was explaining everything to Teagen. Speaking of that, I also found Seth and Teagen's grandmother's explanations confusing. For the most part, I understood most of the powers. It was the explanation of the coven history and the book that I didn't get. It was a major plot reveal and has spoilers, so I don't want to get into it into much detail. I just wished it was explained in a more understandable way.
I really enjoyed Discovery. The ending broke my heart. I was a sobbing mess. The book ended in a way that there could be a sequel, but it's not necessary. I really want one though because I want to know what happens after everything that went down in the end. I want to know where Celine went, and how Teagen is going to handle her life, and all of the changes that happened. I don't see that Discovery is available on Amazon anymore, so I doubt that the author will write a sequel. However, if she does, I will definitely be one-clicking it as soon as it is released.
I give Discovery: 4/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.