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A SAHM that reads and reviews romance (all sub genres of romance), Urban Fantasy & Sci-Fi, sometimes Horror, and YA (some sub genres of it).  

 

I've been reading since I was my oldest daughter's age….thanks to R.L. Stine & Christopher Pike…and later on thanks to Anne Rice.  Those 3 authors changed my life and I have been obsessed with reading ever since.  

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Girls Night Out: Volume 2 (GNO)
'Patricia A. Wolf', 'Calinda B', 'Lila Dubois', 'C.J. Ellisson'

5 full moons - "Allure" by Lea Nolan

Allure - Lea Nolan

I loved Conjure and was definitely excited to read Allure and with that ending of Conjure, I was anxious to find out if Emma would be able to stop the curse from happening and losing her boyfriend for good.  

Allure definitely was an emotional roller coaster due to everything that Emma, Jack and Cooper went through.  There were times I had to hold back the tears because of what Emma had to especially endure in this book.  She went through so much, but she had her twin brother, Jack there to help her even when she did not expect it.  Jack definitely stepped up from the first book and I definitely felt more for him.  He showed his brotherly love in this book and even managed to put his twin senses to work when Emma was in danger.  Cooper on the other hand, went a different route in this book and here it is Emma is trying to cure the curse that is supposed to happen to him, and he's being a jerk to Emma.  (He is a Beaumont and in Conjure, the secret comes out why the Beaumont men are the way they are.)  

New characters are introduced in Allure and one in particular, who I definitely hope karma bites her back eventually is definitely one of the biggest dramas/concerns in Allure.  Taneea is the great granddaughter of Miss Delia, who has dropped off by her mother to stay out of trouble, but she ends up causing even more trouble and Miss Delia knows something is up.  I could not stand Taneea and what she did, was definitely not forgivable.  There were definitely open questions even after the incident was brought up and if Taneea will happen to show up again.  Let's hope not.  

Emma definitely proves to be taking in the hoodoo magic very well in Allure and Miss Delia trusts her enough at the end, even after a small incident that made her judge Emma on her actions.  Emma definitely proved to everyone, she is capable of the magic and maybe even more.  She is such a sweet girl, who just happens to have the worst things happen to her.  I feel terrible for her.  

Lea Nolan made sure to top Conjure when it came to drama, magic, and even death.  I had a hard time putting this book down because after at the end of each chapter, I was left hanging.  So many questions were answered in Allure, but definitely more came up.  There is one thing that we definitely know about now and that is what exactly is a boo-hag.  Yuck!!!  They definitely are something not to mess with.  We even get the past creeping back up and getting into things.  

The ending was definitely a cliffhanger and left me wanting more.  I want to know if Emma, Jack, and Cooper will ever not have anything come at them and if Miss Delia will be okay, especially what happened to her in this book.  

Lea Nolan did a spectacular job on the sequel and I look forward to the next book.  I need to find out if Emma and Cooper will have their happily ever after because I definitely am shocked at the ending.  Poor Emma and poor Cooper.  =(  

I give this book 5 full moons and highly recommend it to young adult readers out there and fans of Lea Nolan.  You will definitely love this book, but be prepared to want to go through the book and slap some characters silly.  ( I know I wanted to do it with Cooper and especially Taneea)  

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  

Source: http://booklovinmamas.com/2013/10/01/arc-review-allure-by-lea-nolan