Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Series: Summers on East End, #2
Publication Date: November 8th, 2016
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Synopsis: The sultry sequel to Triple Moon from #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.
Twin witches Mardi and Molly Overbrook are back for another summer in North Hampton, and this year they’re serious about two things: avoiding trouble and dedicating themselves to rest and relaxation. Molly’s headed to Aunt Ingrid’s, while Mardi has convinced their father, Troy—a.k.a. Thor, the god of thunder—to let her crash with her boyfriend, Trent, who also happens to be Tyr, the god of war. It’s a tangled web they weave, but that’s to be expected where gods and goddesses are concerned.
Their vacation’s just begun when an old secret is revealed, leaving Molly and Mardi to question everything they’ve ever known about their family. Then a hot new guy comes to town and starts brewing even more trouble . . . and soon enough, the twins are back to their old tricks.
After an ancient prophecy comes to light, Molly and Mardi notice some mysterious changes, changes that will put their sisterhood to the ultimate test. East End’s shaping up to be much more exciting than the girls were bargaining for, but what’s a summer in the Hamptons without a little magic and mischief?
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Review sequels is so difficult…especially when trying to talk about the book without giving away any spoilers, which as you know, I like to make sure doesn’t happen in any of my book reviews. Anyway, if you enjoyed the first book in this series (or are looking to get into this series after reading the Witches of East End books), this is definitely another great book to add to your Melissa de la Cruz shelf.
I haven’t read anything else by Melissa de la Cruz, including the series I mentioned. Since this series is supposedly a spin-off type series, I worried that I probably should read those first, which is what took me so long to read Triple Moon (the first book in this series). Well, needless to say, I still haven’t read those other books, and I have been getting along with these books just fine, so it isn’t really all that necessary. I would, however, highly recommend reading Triple Moon first!
This book picks up where Triple Moon left off -about a year – and the continuing storylines of our two main characters, Molly and Mardi Overbrook keep going in this book, returning us to our favorite teenage twin witches. This summer, they’re back for even more mischief and fun at North Hampton, but they plan on avoiding any kind of trouble this time around – focusing only on relaxation and the upcoming year.
However, an old secret surfaces, causing the two of them to dive deeper into the mystery, trying to discover what’s going on, questioning pretty much everything they thought they knew. Add in a hot dude, and the two of them are back to causing trouble and being incredibly mischievous, despite their prior plans to be good.
I loved Molly and Mardi’s characters in the first book, and I’m happy that the two of them are back in this novel and they’re as awesome as ever. Melissa de la Cruz obviously put a lot of work into their characters, as well as their situations, family secrets, and the whole background for this book. If you haven’t read the first book when you pick this one up, you’re probably going to be a little confused, so I would definitely make sure to pick that one up first!
If you want to add a little bit of magic to your bookshelf, definitely fall in love with this series – this awesome second book is better than the first!
Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Her books for adults include the novel Cat’s Meow, the anthology Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys and the tongue-in-chic handbooks How to Become Famous in Two Weeks or Less and The Fashionista Files: Adventures in Four-inch heels and Faux-Pas.
She has worked as a fashion and beauty editor and has written for many publications including The New York Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure, The San Francisco Chronicle, McSweeney’s, Teen Vogue, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen. She has also appeared as an expert on fashion, trends and fame for CNN, E! and FoxNews.
Melissa grew up in Manila and moved to San Francisco with her family, where she graduated high school salutatorian from The Convent of the Sacred Heart. She majored in art history and English at Columbia University (and minored in nightclubs and shopping!).
She now divides her time between New York and Los Angeles, where she lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband and daughter.
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