Book two in The Sweetest Dark series finds Lora struggling with the loss of Jessie. Armand has arranged for the girl’s school to be turned into a convalescence home both as a provision for Lora during the summer, and as a place for his brother to stay once he is rescued.
This book starts out a little slower, but the language is beautiful and the story line keeps you interested. Not only do Lora and Armand set out to find her brother but exciting things happen in the world of dragons. I’m interested to see where the next book will take the storyline.
Quote that made me sigh with the brutal honesty of loss, “I’d read that when you missed someone you became them, that you did things to fill the space they’d left so you wouldn’t feel so alone. Standing here at the lake, months after he died, I knew it didn’t work. Doing those these things-the same things he used to-only made me miss him more.”
Recommended Ages: Grades 8 and up
Genre: Fantasy (with Historical Fiction links)
Overall Opinion: Recommended
Source: eBook from Netgalley