Hi, there! I promise, last post for today, haha! But let’s admit, I was owing a review for the second book in the Red Magic series, from Jen McConnel: Gods of Chaos! Also, I’d like to thank Chapter by Chapter again for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review 🙂
The gods of chaos cannot be trusted.
Since battling her best friend, Darlena’s grip on Red Magic has been shaky. She heads to Scotland after the Winter Solstice in search of another Red Witch.
On a sightseeing excursion with girls from her hostel, Darlena arrives at The Vaults, a mysterious underground city beneath Edinburgh. But there is something there that make Darlena’s instincts go haywire, as she lets loose a defensive burst of Red Magic, putting everyone around her in danger.
If there was ever a time when Darlena needed the help of another Red witch, it was now. But beware the witch who wields Red Magic.
Just remembering that those were my impressions and opinion as a reader 🙂
Do you remember when I said that Red Magic had so much potential because Lena had grew up a lot during the story? Well, forget it. As soon as I started reading Gods of Chaos, I saw that all the progress she made on the previous book had flew out of the window and she was back to being a whiny ungrateful child. Also, I hated the destiny of a particular character and that was the decisive point for my final rating. I like to brag that my reviews are as most analytical as I can get, but my ratings are personal and highly subjective, for good and evil. So, for me, this is a two stars book.
I’ll spare your eyes, as the narrative of Gods of Chaos follows the style on Daughter of Chaos: first person styled from Lena’s point of view only. I hated Lena and it didn’t get better on this volume, so there was nothing to do for it.
The plot was very good and even fuller of twists than the previous book. I really liked the scenarios and adventures that Lena had to endure in order to try to become a better Red witch. To be honest, I think the plot is the strongest point in this whole series, as it is what keeps the reader reading [haha] despite Lena’s existence. I was only bothered by a continuation error. On Daughter of Chaos, there is a part in which Lena switch places with a goddess, that shall remain unnamed due to spoilers. In said part, Lena mentions that she uses a Glamour to look like the goddess on an airport bathroom and distinctly says that she uses an invisibility spell right after that, to be able to do what she had to. And then we have a scene further in the series in which Lena wishes she knew how to become invisible to escape her parents. She doesn’t wish for to be able to be invisible at that particular time, she wishes she knew how to do it – and that she clearly knew how to do.
Anyway, the characters. I still think that Gods are portrayed much better than other regular people characters on Red Magic, but I liked human characters more than before. Seriously, everyone seems to evolve but Lena.
But for sure the spotlight in Gods of Chaos all go to Marcus and Izzy. Marcus is another Red and Izzy is a Blue witch. Both of them are wonderful and I loved their addition to the series plot. Marcus even made it to My Bookish Boyfriends list!
I wish I could say more about them, but I can’t think of anything that won’t give huge spoilers away, I’m sorry 😦
To be fair, Gods of Chaos would be a three stars book overall, but I can’t bring myself to put it any higher. I had to put up with Lena’s shit and a beloved characters death. I AM NOT MADE OF STEEL FOR GOD’S SAKE!
Overall, if you started this series, do keep going. Things get better, I promise. If anything, at least you will have the chance of meeting Marcus, a delicious bookish boyfriend with powers beyond any thought 😀
Here, you can see my reviews for the rest of the series:
That’s it, thanks for reading! And once again thank you to Chapter by Chapter for sending me this series!
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