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The Lingering Grace (The Looking Glass #2)
by Jessica Arnold
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
All magic comes with a price.
The new school year brings with it a welcome return to normalcy after Alice’s narrow escape from a cursed hotel while on summer vacation. But when a young girl drowns in a freak accident that seems eerily similar to her own near-death experience, Alice suspects there might be something going on that not even the police can uncover.
The girl’s older sister, Eva attends Alice’s school, and Alice immediately befriends her. But things change when when Alice learns that Eva is determined to use magic to bring her sister back. She must decide whether to help Eva work the highly dangerous magic or stop her at all costs. After all, no one knows better than Alice the true price of magic.
The Lingering Grace (The Looking Glass #2) by Jessica Arnold:
In Lingering Grace, Alice is back in school and has a new boyfriend, John, whom we met in The Looking Glass, and things are pretty much back to normal. Her encounter with magic has left her curious though so when she come across a book of spells in the library, she doesn’t think twice about stealing it so she can practice magic. Her affinity for magic has been enhanced after having recently broken the curse and she is able to perform incantions with relative ease.
She is soon brought into contact because of this with Eva, whose sister just drowned. Alice is of course curious if magic had anything to do with her death and pretty soon she and Eva are as thick as thieves but Eva has a different purpose for Alice in mind than she lets on. She wants Alice’s spell book to try to bring her sister back to life. Alice has to decide how far she is willing to go to help Alice and what the implications would be for not only herself, but someone she cares about.
I really enjoyed this and read it one sitting. I love the person Alice is now, she still has a few issues but she has matured and is more self-assured,
I liked that the magical aspects of this took the spells and incantations, witchy route , other than the ghost and curses route. The themes of friendship and trust were present throughout , and it was relieving how Alice and Eva came to see that one can’t always have what one wants, because often the consequence is worst.
Eva was a really good antagonist, creepy at times but with a good heart and what she wanted to do came from the right place.
All in all, a really good read with a solid plot and relatable characters with magical elements sure to garner your interest.
Find the diary, break the curse, step through The Looking Glass!
Fifteen-year-old Alice Montgomery wakes up in the lobby of the B&B where she has been vacationing with her family to a startling discovery: no one can see or hear her. The cheap desk lights have been replaced with gas lamps and the linoleum floor with hardwood and rich Oriental carpeting. Someone has replaced the artwork with eerie paintings of Elizabeth Blackwell, the insane actress and rumored witch who killed herself at the hotel in the 1880s. Alice watches from behind the looking glass where she is haunted by Elizabeth Blackwell. Trapped in the 19th-century version of the hotel, Alice must figure out a way to break Elizabeth’s curse—with the help of Elizabeth’s old diary and Tony, the son of a ghost hunter who is investigating the haunted B&B—before she becomes the inn’s next victim.
The Looking Glass (The Looking Glass #1) by Jessica Arnold:
Jessica Arnold lives (in an apartment) and works (in a cubicle) in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a master‘s degree in publishing and writing from Emerson College.
Giveaway Information: Contest ends April 1, 2016
- Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of The Lingering Grace (The Looking Glass #2) by Jessica Arnold (INT)