Second Stone (Souls of the Stones #2) by Kelly Walker
Rating: 3 Stars
You are only a pawn if you don't know the game you are playing.
In the second installment in Souls of the Stones, the stakes are higher, the romance is hotter, and Emariya's power as a Cornerstone is growing.DETERMINED TO MAKE SENSE OF THE BETRAYALS, lies, and her undeniable attraction to Torian, Emariya and her prince begin the journey to Sheas to confront her uncle and bring her father home.Only days after leaving the castle, devastating news threatens to tear Torian and Emariya apart. Overcome by guilt, Emariya wants to repair the rift between them but first she must answer one important question: why can't she wake up?A DEADLY FORCE HAS COME FROM THE SEA to claim its daughter, and if Torian wants to save Emariya, he'll first have to find a way to forgive her...and himself. That's easier said than done when both his sister and Emariya are counting on him at two separate ends of their world and the only people who might know how to help him are hiding in exile.TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR THEIR LIVES, they will first have to win the battle for Emariya's mind. Only then can she rise up strong enough to face what she has to do.
This book was definitely better than the first one. You the twists keep coming but this time they were actually more developed. There is nothing better than forbidden love and then betrayal. This betrayal is worse than any kind of betrayal because it’s against family. You never really expect family to stab you in the back like that. The difference between this book and the first one is that the events leading up to the climax were actually developed better and the action is presented better. Overall, this second book is in a totally different category than the first. I am actually glad because usually when the first book is bad the ones that follow get worse but it looks like Kelly Walker improved as she continued the story. It gives me high hopes for the next novel. Even though the book was substantially better than the first one, I still found myself bored. There could still be some improvements to the writing of the novel.