Bittersweet by Michele Barrow-Belisle


5 Stars|Amazon|Goodreads

Ahh!! I read the first book in this series off of a recommend from an author and I was hooked. After getting a message from Michele and a chance to read the ARC of this I was OVER the moon! Book One left you mouth agape and on your toes with anticipation for this novel and it did not disappoint. Now, trying to find time to read this book was NOT an easy task. It is the type of book that you need to devote your complete attention to. Just like with book one, it plays out very much like movie as you are reading. Lots of fine details that may not seem important even though they are. It is the beauty of the writing. Like with real life, you never know what you need to know until the right time presents itself. I felt like this novel was one big suspense filled romantic mystery that we had to piece together and help solve. One thing after another is thrown into the path of our hero and heroine leaving a very bleak looking future. Don't despair though, have faith that Michele will do us right. We had a minor romantic tryst in book one, but things definitely get complicated in book two. I felt myself very torn between sides, and if I am going honest my heart didn't end up where I thought it would. I love when an author has that much power in their words. The power to make you question what you thought you wanted in your heart for the characters. This book was filled with shock and chaos. From Venus to the prophecy things never had a down point. I loved the integration of the secondary characters in this novel as much as well got them. I felt like it really started to bring the story to gather and forced you to become even more invested in them. With the writing I know you fell in love with and the story that left you breathless, this novel does NOT disappoint.


To save the Faery world and her mother’s life, Lorelei sacrificed everything, and the dangerous bargain she made in Nevermore had lasting repercussions. Now safely back in her own world, Lorelei seems the same to her highschool friends and her supernatural boyfriend. Yet love across dimensions is complicated, especially when an invisible Veil between the two worlds—the only bridge that links the pair, is sealing, threatening to separate Lorelei and Adrius forever.Determined to find a solution, Lorelei resorts to using her new found powers. But when her friends succumb to the same mysterious illness that nearly took her mother’s life, Lorelei can’t help but wonder if her own dark magic is responsible. Still, the nightmares from Nevermore continue their icy hold. Someone from Adrius’s past arrives, determined to destroy Lorelei’s world starting with those closest to her, and Lorelei is forced to choose between her family and friends and a love that was ill-fated from the start.