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Beth's Review: Spirit Warriors: The Scarring (Spirit Warriors #2) by D.E.L. Connor

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Publisher: Booktrope Editions

Released: July 15, 2014

Genre: Coming of Age, Fantasy

Length: 244 pages

Format: paperback

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“One of us would finally end what had been started by the machayiwiw so many years ago. I would have to kill him. It was just that simple. I never thought I would want to kill anybody or anything, but maybe I never had anything worth killing for before.” -Emmeline Rima Belrose, The Scarring (Spirit Warriors, Book 2) In the majestic beauty of a Montana summer, Emme and her friends celebrate her near-drowning survival and their defeat of the powerful evil spirit, the machayiwiw. But even as they rejoice, things are amiss. Emme watches helplessly as her family divides, and her friends struggle to hold their relationship together. Worse yet, the love-of-her life, Charlie, announces that he will move back to the reservation, without Emme. Different nightmares take over and Emme realizes she must fight and kill—or watch those she loves be killed. Friends from the reservation reach out to Emme and show her what evil can steal from her. Emme believes that evil can never break her bond with the Spirit Warriors or the love she shares with Charlie. Or can it?

Three Boundless Stars

The Scarring is the second book of the Spirit Warriors Series. It picks up pretty much where book one, The Concealing, left off; which was with a cliffhanger. At the risk of repeating my review of book one; book two is as repetitive and overly wordy as the first book. I wanted to scream “I heard you the first THREE times you said it!” It was the same in book one, but I hoped it was to prepare readers for this book; it wasn’t. The information was repeated again, and the writing was still extremely wordy; it could have been half the length and read quickly and smoothly to be much better.

This book does not read well as a stand-alone; I recommend having all the books to read at once. I was offered the first three books in exchange for honest reviews. I am moving ahead to the third, but if there is no improvement; I will not continue with the series.

Overall, this book is a 3 Boundless Star book; I liked it, but it could have been better.

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