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Review: Stone Cold Revenge by Jess Macallan

TitleStone Cold Revenge

AuthorJess Macallan

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: Set in Stone (Book 2)

Publication Date: January 20, 2013

Format: eBook, 266 Pages

ISBN-10: 1622668715 (Entangled)

ISBN-13: 978-1622668717 (Entangled)

Reviewed by: Candy

Synopsis:

Forced by her maniacal father, the king of the shadow elves, to live in his house and train to become his heir, newly minted princess of the paranormal Elleodora Fredricks doesn’t think things could get much more complicated. On the outs with her gargoyle love interest, Jax, and confused about her relationship with her childhood sweetheart, MacLean the phoenix, Elle knows her fate decrees that her powers will manifest themselves in full on her twenty-eighth birthday, which is quickly approaching?

With help from two long-lost family members, some long-forgotten memories, and even her long-gone mother, Elle discovers there’s more to being part shadow elf than she ever knew. But will she be able to harness her unique abilities in time to take revenge on her enemies? For Elle, it’s all in a day’s work.

Quick & Dirty: This book picks up where the last one leaves off with Elle planning to bring justice to her father’s victims. First though she has to learn to control her abilities with the help of some family she never knew she had and the men who have been by her side from the beginning. At the same time she must choose between her gargoyle love and her phoenix childhood love.

Opening Sentence: Two weeks ago the worst day of my life started with a double mocha.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

This is the second book in the Set in Stone series and you can follow along without reading the first book but you miss getting to really know the characters if you read this one first. I recommend reading Stone Cold Seduction before reading this one. This story is about Elleodora Fredricks, a half shadow elf princess and half demi-god. Her father, Jedren, is a monster created accidently by her mother. To understand how this is possible you must read the story. He has forced Elle to move back to his house and become his heir by threatening the three men who are the closest people she has. Unfortunately for Jedren, Elle has a plan to stop him as soon as her powers develop. With the help of those three men she cares about and her long-lost uncle and godmother they just may be able to stop him and protect those who would become his next victims.

In this book Elle has grown-up and changed a lot. In the first one she was having a hard time coping with learning about who she is. Now she has all her memories and is a much stronger person. Instead of being the weak cowardly type who lets her father make a victim out of her she is in control and ready to defeat him at all costs. She is finally starting to learn about all her powers and learning to control them. These come in handy throughout the book. At times you still want to yell at her and tell her to buck up and get with it before more people get hurt but at the same time you feel bad that she is the only one who can save them all.

In Stone Cold Seduction Elle met or reunited with one of her two mates. No one else has ever had two mates and so they do not know how to help her, so she is on her own on figuring out who her true mate is. It could either be the dark, sexy, gargoyle, Jax or it could be the hot, phoenix, Maclean. Both men would give their lives to protect and make sure Elle is happy. Jax has only been in her life for a little while, or so she thinks and Maclean was her childhood sweetheart and fiancée. You must read this story to figure out which guy is mister right.

I really liked the two new characters introduced in this story. The first one we meet is Elion, Elle’s uncle on her mom’s side. Elion is a god who wants to help her defeat her father, come into her powers, and keep her safe. The other new person is Elle’s godmother who ironically is a fairy. Luna is no ordinary fairy godmother though. She has spunk and has no problem putting Elle in her place. She is more like a “leprechaun on crack” than the little old lady fairy who grants your deepest wish though. I liked her character the most. Whenever Elle was having a pity party Luna would show up and straighten her out and bring her out of her funk. Even so she has a tender spot for Elle and just wants to see her safe from harm.

I enjoyed this book just as much as the first one. Unfortunately, Jess Macallan left us with another cliff hanger at the end. I hope this means she is working on the third book in this series and will have it out soon. I know I will be watching for it to see what happens between Elle, her father and the council who now wants to use Elle for their own purposes. I recommend both books in the Set in Stone series to anyone looking for a good supernatural action series.

Notable Scene:

“A warning this time would have been appreciated. Who are you?” He folded his arms in the same casual stance he’d had in the kitchen. “I’m Elion.” I waited. The seconds ticked by and he offered nothing else. I exhaled loudly. “Yeah, I heard MacLean say your name. That’s not what I meant. And he knew it.

“I’m your uncle. You’re at my home. I can shift energy enough to move you here. And you’re here because I have to train you before you embarrass me.” He sounded like he was reading off the stocks from the morning’s newspaper. No inflection, no emotion.

Set in Stone Series:

1. Stone Cold Seduction

2. Stone Cold Revenge

FTC Advisory: Entangled Publishing provided me with a copy of Stone Cold Revenge. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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