3 out of 4 stars
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Creole Moon: Book of Roots by S.T. Holmes is the second book in the series. It is a science fiction/ fantasy novel that focuses on goddess turned witch, Sephora, and her quest to right several wrongs done to her. In her quest, she makes several unlikely allies who all joined forces for their own individual benefits.
When I first started reading this book, I was a bit worried I would be lost since I had not yet read the first book. I was a little right because it took a while to start following the story properly. I was very confused in the beginning as I was trying to properly figure out the different characters that were thrust at me. However, I was greatly helped by the backstories the author provided that allowed new readers to fully understand and enjoy the book. Although I was at first confused, it did not take away from the story that followed.
I loved how descriptive the author was and I was often transported into this fantasy world. The major themes in this book are sibling rivalry, resentment, magic and betrayal from many different ends. I found myself with shifting loyalties, and I was quite surprised with the various angles the writer took when penning this book.
What I did not like was how the book ended. It left me with some questions regarding a a few main and supporting characters. I do hope however that there is already a third book being written because I would like to see what happens to a few of the characters. Especially since it seemed to have ended on a bit of a cliff hanger.
I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars because I was a bit confused in the beginning, even though the author made up for it by providing the much-needed information. I also appreciated that even though one of the main characters did not entirely get what he wanted, he was able to get some victory. I just wished I could have gotten a bit more closure with a few of the characters.
This book was a very good read and I enjoyed the way the story developed. There weren't many visible plotholes, and any questions I have would have already been answered in the first novel and hopefully a third book. There were a few slight spelling errors, however they were so minor I almost missed them.
I would recommend this book to readers of sci-fi and fantasy novels. This would make a great travel book, it is good for a weekend read.
Creole Moon: Book of Roots
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