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Series: Mine #2
Published by Chardonian Press on 5th May 2014
Cynthia has always hidden from her father’s hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she’s relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society’s expectations.
For once, Cynthia isn’t going to let her older sister shield her from the problem. She’s going to prove to herself, her sisters, and society that her family isn’t a threat to their traditions. She willingly chooses to be purchased by a new master. A bold step that takes her somewhere she never thought she would go and to a man she might possibly fall in love with. With his help, she may just find a way to save her sisters while discovering how to stand up for herself. If she lives long enough.
I absolutely loved You Are Mine, the first book in the Mine series, and that left me a little worried that I wouldn’t love Mine to Spell as much. I needn’t have worried, as I ended up loving Mine to Spell even more than its predecessor.
It was fantastic to be back in Chardonia, not because I love the place, but because it’s so fascinating to be there. I did have a few questions left from You Are Mine, and not all of these are answered in Mine to Spell which was kind of unfortunate, but at the same time, I wasn’t too fussed as the plot grabbed my attention straight from the first page, and I sped through the majority of the book in a single day.
Cynthia really came into her own in Mine to Spell, obviously, as this was her book, and I absolutely loved her character. She’s powerful and determined to show the world that Chardonian women should be a force to be reckoned with. Everything and nearly everyone was against her, yet she still managed to come out on top with her dignity intact. Her romance with Lukas wasn’t a huge part of the story – it added to the plot nicely without taking over and I loved that. The main focus was on Cynthia and her power, and the way she used that power in the Tournament. That being said, I adored Lukas and I’m desperate to see more of him! I think I loved him for that Zade and that’s saying something!
It has to be said that I love the way Falor portrays Serena, Cynthia and Katherine. They live in a world where women are subservient to men, yet she still writes them as being strong characters who refuse to back down and shy away despite the rules and regulations against them. I cannot wait to see what they do next as I have a feeling things are going to change if they have anything to do with it!
Everything about Mine to Spell was magical, from the first page to the very last. The Mine series is fast becoming one of my favourites, and now I have to endure the painful wait for the third book to be released.