Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Review for Pandora's Box by Katie Salidas - 4 out of 5




SYNOPSIS -

After a few months as a vampire, Alyssa thought she’d learned all she needed to know about the supernatural world. But her confidence is shattered by the delivery of a mysterious package – a Pandora’s Box.

Seemingly innocuous, the box is in reality an ancient prison, generated by a magic more powerful than anyone in her clan has ever known. But what manner of evil could need such force to contain it?

When the box is opened, the sinister creature within is released, and only supernatural blood will satiate its thirst. The clan soon learns how it feels when the hunter becomes the hunted.

Powerless against the ancient evil, the clan flees Las Vegas for Boston, with only a slim hope for salvation. Could Lysander’s old journals hold the key? And what if they don’t?
And how welcome will they be in a city run by a whole different kind of supernatural being?

Werewolves…


MY REVIEW -

Alyssa didn't annoy me anymore! She is definitely a more conscious character in this book then she has been in the past 2 books! I like that she is more aware of the consequences her actions have, and tries to make an effort to think things through. I'm one of those readers that needs to be able to root for the main character and feel a connection with them, and in this book I felt like I could root for Alyssa more than I could in the past. I also really liked that there weren't as many feeding scenes, and I felt this book flowed the best out of the 3 I've read so far. I enjoyed the addition of werewolves in this book, and we also get a bit of some witchcraft, which was a nice element to the story. As the title suggests, this book's main storyline focuses on a Pandora's box, a mysterious package is delivered to Lysander's house, and when it is opened it unleashes a deadly entity. So, Alyssa, Lysander, Nicholas, and Fallon head to Boston to find out a way to return the entity to the box before it causes anymore problems. Along the way, the group meets some werewolves and some other vampires, so the group needs to negotiate the situation carefully with both groups. It was nice to have a change of setting, and to get to know some new characters. I love shifters, so I really loved getting to see some werewolves! I would have liked a bit more romance between Alyssa and Lysander because it would have been nice to see some more growth and closeness in their relationship. I'm definitely excited to read the next book in this series because this one left us with a mystery to be solved, and I'm excited to see where the story is going to go!

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