Friday, October 10, 2014

Review: Visions by Kelley Armstrong

Publisher: Random House Canada
Series: Cainsville #2
Pages: 496
Received: Received a copy from Random House of Canada in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: August 19, 2014
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Goodreads Synopsis:

In the second book in bestselling author Kelley Armstrong's exciting new Cainsville series, Olivia's newly discovered power to read omens leads to the discovery of a gruesome crime with troubling connections to her hometown.

Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong's Cainsville series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.

Their success, however, is short lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel's past mistakes come to light, creating a rift between them just when she needs his help the most.

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia's certain it's another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman with a connection to Cainsville went missing just days earlier--the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has Olivia's new home played in this disturbing murder?

Olivia's effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don't want revealed.

My Review:

I remember when Omens came out last year, everything about the book intrigued me, and when I read it I fell in love with the world Kelley Armstrong created. The first book was a great introduction to the characters and the town of Cainsville, so I jumped into this one as soon as I could. Visions starts off right where Omens leaves off, so it is nice to read these right after one another. I can absolutely say that this book definitely keeps up the dark tone of the first one and it will keep you interested and asking lots of questions.

These books are difficult to talk about without spoiling too much of what happens, especially with this being a sequel. But I will talk about the things I can, like the relationships that you get in this book. A lot of the characters from the first book obviously come back, and readers see Olivia still attempting to come to terms with her new life and trying to learn more about who her real parents are. Gabriel is helping Olivia more and it comes at the most dangerous time for her, she is seeing things that tell of danger nearby, and yet leave many more lingering questions.

I really loved seeing more of Patrick, he helps Olivia understand a little more of the history of Cainsville, and yet still leaves a good amount of questions. There are also some new characters that come around and bring up some new questions. Cainsville has so much history and there are so many things Olivia still does not know about herself and her family background. The people I am still the most interested in all of this are "the elders", they know so much and yet they are rarely around, I see big things coming from them in the future of this series.

This is what really makes this series so intriguing is how Kelley Armstrong slowly reveals things and yet still leaves you needing more answers. Armstrong definitely knows how to keep readers on the hook and I believe readers will definitely continue coming back to this creepy little town. I also have to say that the way Armstrong ended this book truly left me wanting the next book right now, things are definitely becoming more interesting and more creepy as Armstrong continues this story. Prepare yourself for a ride when you dive into the Cainsville series!

1 comment:

  1. I love this series!! I have met Kelley twice at book signings, and she is awesome!



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