Saturday, May 13, 2017

Cherished (Beholder #3) by Christina Bauer


For Elea, there’s never been a better time to turn away from witch life. The Tsar is in exile. The Vicomte is dead. And Rowan? Falling for him only broke her heart. Instead of casting spells, Elea spends her days running Braddock Farm and enjoying the flirtations of the very handsome and non-magical Philippe. Everything is going perfectly, except for one problem.

Someone’s trying to kill her.

Shujaa is a Changed One, a Creation Caster mage whose mutated form makes him invincible in battle. Now that the Tsar and Vicomte are gone, Shujaa wants to rise and rule. To do so, he must eliminate all those powerful enough to oppose him, and Elea is top on his list. Anyone who offers her aid quickly ends up dead.

In the end, there’s only one person who can keep Elea safe while helping her defeat Shujaa: Rowan. Like it or not, Elea must team up with her old love. With Philippe along for the ride, Elea plans to team with Rowan without losing her heart this time. But that’s when all her plans fall apart…

4 out of 5 stars

Cannot be read as a standalone. 

Elea tries a life without magic, but it's difficult for her to be normal again. She misses using magic and raising skeletons. And more importantly, she misses Rowan.

When a dangerous threat targets her, she is pulled back into battle. Together with Rowan, they have to go against fate to survive.

I love Elea and Rowan, but the romance between them was lighter than I wanted. The blurb also made it sound like there was going to be a big love triangle, but I was a bit disappointed to find it very minimal.

Overall, this series is such a fun read, and I can't wait for the next book!