The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Anne Merchant is back on Wormwood Island even though her body is in a coma and not dead. She has been informed that she is connected to a woman known as Lilith and that she must embrace her dark powers in order to be released. Unfortunately, Ben is now a senior and must compete for the Big V. He doesn’t want to compete … he wants to enjoy the time he has with Anne. Anne must decide whether she will stay on the straight and narrow, which will lead to Ben’s end, or will she take the darker path into the underworld and hope that good will prevail in the end. Can she save Ben without losing herself? Is there a line she will refuse to cross?
The Wicked Awakening of Anne Merchant is the second book in The V Trilogy. This novel picks up shortly after the ending of the first book and Wiebe has included many references to the first story to help jog the reader’s memory. As a person who read the first book a while ago, I felt the tidbits of information were helpful. I do not recommend readers start with this book. Readers will be completely confused if they jump into this second story. The tale is twisting and characters are numerous. Much of the background information about these characters is in the first book which can lead to confusion if that story is skipped. This book will appeal to readers of supernatural tales and the ending will lead the reader to question where is the third book going to take them.
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