Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Wanderer's Children By LG O'Connor (4.5 stars)

About The Wanderer's Children

  • Print Length: 414 pages
  • Publisher: Collins-Young Publishing LLC (December 16, 2014)

  • “O’Connor tackles important world building, while also kicking off the story with a bang.”  - Publisher’s Weekly (Trinity Stones)

    A thrilling follow-up to debut novel, Trinity StonesThe Wanderer’s Children continues the story taking us deeper into the depth of destiny and the impact of our free will on the forces that sway our fate, and the most powerful force of all—love.

    The Wanderer’s mission three decades ago: secretly sire children to hide his bloodline, and protect them until their destinies can unite in the final battle between good and evil. That time has come… 

    Cara Collins, the First of the Holy Twelve, longs for one last peaceful weekend with her bridesmaids as she plans her wedding to Simon Young, her former Trinity Guardian, before duty calls with the Angelorum to gather the Twelve and prepare them for battle. Life, as she knew it, has changed; weird is Cara’s new normal. Her newly acquired Nephilim DNA is wreaking havoc on her and those closest to her as her body transforms into Amazonian proportions and an overabundance of pheromones threatens to land her in hot water with Simon—not to mention a sudden suspicious outbreak of “insta-love” among her friends.

    Michael Swift, Cara’s Trinity Messenger, has spent months running from his attraction to Cara’s brazen best friend Sienna, the only woman who has ever skirted his considerable defenses. But if he wants a future with her, he must confront his tormented past head on, or risk losing her and destroying the future of the Angelorum.

    As dark forces and outside threats gather, Cara has more to worry about than fitting into her wedding dress and playing Cupid to her friends. A second encounter with rocker Brett King shows Cara once again that there are no coincidences. One of the Wanderer’s children, Brett and his secret siblings are the key to gathering the rest of the Twelve.

    When the newly forming team finally comes together, an unexpected revelation shakes them to their core. They must all look deeper into their souls as new secrets come to light to discover what’s really at stake in the final battle between good and evil…if betrayal and Lucifer don’t rip them apart first.

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    Wow! This book has so much going on. The story opens with Brett's birth and his mom talking to his father; a man who is not her husband. After showcasing Brett for a bit, Cara and many familiar faces from the first book, Trinity Stones, come into play. After all, they are waiting for their face off with Lucifer.

    Now, they know they must gather the rest of the twelve. Since those with higher powers are determined that the group find out things in due time, Cara must follow her instincts and discover who will be on their side. 

    As truths are revealed, they find more allies, but not without emotional consequences and danger. Plus, several characters are high on love--not always a good thing when evil abounds.

    L.G. O'Connor is amazing at world- and character-building. Although there are a lot of characters, and I had to occasionally check the Character List in the End Notes, they are  intricately interwoven--not that it's always clear how they are connected when they are initially introduced.

    This book focuses even more on the character's emotions and struggles than the first one, but it's just as fast-moving, intricate, and thrilling. My hurt was either pounding from the exhilarating storyline or aching from what the characters were going through. No small feat.

    Oh, and did I mention the romance is hot, hot, hot? No erotica here, but it's adult and it's steamy. I can't wait for the next book to see how the relationships play out and discover more of the twelve. This installment only made me more invested, and I can't wait for the final battle. But, I'll admit... I don't want it to come too quickly, because I'd miss these characters.

    If you are looking for depth, heat, and excitement, look no further and take a chance on this series.

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Please also see my review of the first in this series, Trinity Stones, here.

    About L. G. O’Connor

    Headshot - BioL.G. O’Connor is a member of the Romance Writers of America. A corporate strategy and marketing executive for a Fortune 250 company, she writes adult urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. She is currently working on the third book in the Angelorum Twelve Chronicles, Book of Four Rings, for publication in 2015. In addition, she is writing an adult contemporary romance series. L.G. lives a life of adventure, navigating her way through dog toys and soccer balls and loaning herself out for the occasional decorating project. When she’s feeling particularly brave, she enters the kitchen . . .

    Connect with L.G. O’Connor Website | Twitter | Facebook

    Thanks to TLC for my review copy.

    Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions expressed are my own.

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    Anonymous said...

    Sounds like an excellent addition to the series! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for being a part of the tour.

    Tia Bach said...

    Always happy to be on the tour. TLC has brought some amazing books to my life. Happy Holidays!