I love it when a book grabs my attention and won’t let go. That seems to be happening less and less lately. However, every once in a while, I will find a book that forces me to put everything else aside and focus on it until I finish. Centaur Rivalry by: Nancy Straight did just that. I’ve been reading a bunch of different things, none of completely capturing my attention, but as soon as I started this book, I couldn’t put it down and I couldn’t even think of picking up one of the other books I’ve been working on.
The Centaur world is rocked as news spreads of the Lost Herd, Camille’s existence, and her Centaur protector. A death order against Camille’s father and family sends all into hiding.
Camille and Drake leave the country pursued by the Lost Herd as well as by Centaur Council enforcers. Camille’s twin brother Cameron is manipulated by the Council Head and is quickly becoming her newest enemy.
Amid unexpected new protectors, enemies, and romances, Camille and Drake make their plans to travel to Africa to confront the Centaur Council. They hope acceptance of Camille as Chiron’s heir, yet knowing that her link to the Lost Herd could require them to kill or to be killed.
As I’m looking back, I realize that not a ton actually happened in this book action-wise but that it was such a compelling read that I couldn’t put it down regardless.
This book picks right up where the Centaur Legacy left off. Drake is a full-on centaur (Is it weird that I think that’s hot? Not that you can do much with a guy that’s half horse, but the fact that he’s really tall and muscular and pretty much spends all of his time shirtless is pretty sexy.) Sorry, tangent. Umm… where was I? Oh yeah, so Cami and Drake are hiding out and the book starts with Bianca and Gage finding them. They spend some time in this podunk little town in South Dakota, meet some cool new people and see some old familiar faces, and I don’t want to say a whole lot because I don’t want to spoil anything.
I love the main characters: Cami, Drake, Bianca and Gage. We also met some other new characters who were awesome and made some interesting connections with the people we already knew.
I still don’t know how I feel about Brent. Sometimes he can be really cool but then others he is really annoying and holier-than-thou. The one chapter with Cameron made me super angry because he is dumb. He is seriously TSTL. That chapter made me angry. I also hated that we decided Zandra is evil after all. I had hopes for her after she tried to help Cami during the last book, but she is still just as crazy as ever. Thankfully the only time we see her is in that same chapter that Cameron made me angry.
While I really enjoyed this book, I feel like it was more of a placeholder than anything else. No questions really got answered and I feel like the cliffhanger in this book was exactly the same as the one in the last book. This tells me that nothing actually happened. Only one big problem got solved, but I won’t say what because that would be too spoilery.
Despite the lack o story line advancement, this book was engaging and enjoyable and I am eagerly anticipating the Centaur Redemption.
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