Hiya everyone, it’s Sarah!
East was like a religious experience for me…but like in book terms. This novel has stayed with me throughout the years. I loved it and even though I read it when it first came out and I was still a teen, I feel like I read it just yesterday. That being said, West had a lot to live up to. I nearly cried/peed my pants when I found out that there was going to be a sequel. I put off reading it, because I knew it would be one of those books I dove into and wouldn’t come up for air until it was done. I needed to know what was going on with the White Bear and Rose. I received this as an eARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
We all thought everything was going to end happily ever after. I mean Rose and White Bear have been through more that enough, they deserve to spend the rest of their lives on a beach drinking smoothies. However, that is not in the cards. The trolls still hold their grudges and want to continue to attack Charles/White Bear. When he goes missing and is presumed dead, Rose refuses to believe this and packs up her life and sets off to find her bear again. However, Rose has more to lose now than ever. It is no longer about just her and her white bear, but about those they love, their children, and their families. Will Rose be able to continue to outsmart the magic that threatens to tear this family apart?
Le sigh, I love the White Bear, even though he was a shadow of himself in this book. I love that Rose’s best weapon is her mind and ability to think through a problem. While some of the added side characters were not my favorite, even though this book seems to be bridging the story from Rose and White Bear to these new characters, I didn’t find myself as enchanted with them. I love the foundation of this story, as well as the role of the winds and directions. I will keep reading as the author continues to put out more novels.