Blood and Bone (Iron World Series Book #2) by Candace Osmond
Blurb (Taken from goodreads.com):
"The stakes are high in the second installment of The Iron World Series as Avery Quinn decides which path her life will take. Become a vampire and be with Jack forever, or pledge herself to the Fey and help save Faerie from the horrible Queen Mabry? The more she thinks about it the more she wants to remain human. But as she sinks further into the magical world she has come to love, Avery realizes that remaining human is next to impossible, especially when a dark king sets his sights on her. To make matters worse, a secret society of shape shifters have sworn themselves as Avery’s enemy all because of a certain classmate with a caustic temperament. With a mythical war brewing and Evaine close on her heels, Avery must decide who to give her humanity to before it’s too late."
Wow this book is intense. It continues to follow Avery in her crazy life, and let me tell you, it's definitely not lacking in action. There are all your favorite characters from the first book, and a few new ones as well. There were a few that were mentioned briefly in the first book, and you find out a lot about them in this book. The writing is well done; it's captivating, engaging, and I couldn't put it down. It is darker than the first book, but it wasn't too much for me. There are many surprises in this book, and some of them are doozies! (Is that even a word??) The last page too......seriously? That's how it ends??? It's a total cliffhanger!!! Ahhh!!! Where is the next book? Will a war happen? What will Avery decide to do about her mortality? Can she at least count on Aunt Tess to ground her and bring her back to normalcy? How about the boyfriend--do they stay together? So many questions to have answered that you better go start reading!
Just so you know, there is language in this book, including the "f" word. Also, there is a lot of "intimacy," and some of it is quite detailed. There is quite a bit of violence too. Some characters die and some are wounded. The descriptions of a few of those scenes are graphic.
Rating; R (There is language, including the "f" word. There is a lot of "intimacy," with scenes and innuendos. There is also quite a bit of violence with a few characters dying and some graphic fighting scenes.)
Recommendation: Adult (This book is not recommended for YA or younger readers.)
Disclosure: I did receive a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.