Monday, April 27, 2015

Book Review Discussion and Giveaway: The Eternity Key by Bree Despain

Book: The Eternity Key by Bree Despain
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating:★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
For: Review
From: Received for free from the author. All opinions are my own. (To be released April 28, 2015)

Short Synopsis: This book picks up shortly where The Shadow Prince left off. Daphne, Haden and the others are back from their adventures in Utah. Daphne's raving mad at her dad for some things she learned about him, Haden is scared something is going to happen to Daphne so he's stalking her house every night and Tobin is even more determined to find his sister. While on their adventure, a guy on a motorcycle ran off with the compass that will allow them to get the key that will allow them to open the gates to Hades, which then will allow them to stop the Underrealm from releasing the monsters into the world. So, they've got to find that guy. And then they've got to find that key, and then Daphne can open the gate. And then... well...

My Response:  Whew. Yes, it's a little complicated but in a crazy fun and lovely way! The characters that I grew to love from the first book get even more interesting in this one. Daphne discovers her own power, Haden is full of all sorts of vulnerability and Tobin is not completely and totally what he seems. I was getting a bit nervous when I started approaching the end, you know that feeling of there's no way there's enough book left to fix all that's going on here! Yeah, and well, I was right! There was not enough book! This is the only reason why I docked a star off this rating because, yeah, that ending. Oh boy.

Bottom Line: This sequel is just as engaging as the first with a story line just as crazy and characters just as fun. You really should read these books!

Let's Talk About: We've already talked about books based on mythology. We like them, right?! What about books with music as strong element? We like them too, right? Actually, I love them. How about you?

Other Reviews:

Holy crap! As Emeril says, “Let’s kick it up a notch! BAM!” Yeah, Bree definitely kicked it up a notch with The Eternity Key. From Jenni Elyse

From the very moment I picked up this book, I remembered exactly why I loved Haden so much. He was his normal, charming, underworld self. (If charming can be used to describe him at all.) Seriously, I think I like him so much because he's such an honest character. From Chasm of Books

As I said before, the last third of the book was wonderful. I flew through it and now I can't wait to read the next one. From Challenging Reads

The ending is definitely the killer! The kind of ending that leaves you screaming! And I did! There was so much action, so much danger, so much suspense! From A Great Read

The Giveaway: Today, the giveaway for The Shadow Prince that I've had going on for a couple of weeks ends, (I'll announce the winners in another post soon.) But now you can enter win an ARC of this book, The Eternity Key. And yes, it's also signed! Same procedure as before, just fill out the form with your info and then I'll choose a random winner next week on May 3. Good luck!


  1. I still need to read this, but I'm so happy that it's just as good as the first book! Do you think I need to reread The Shadow Prince to understand what's going on in this one?

    1. Jessica: Maybe just review the last couple of chapters to remember what happens at the end. There are lots of reminders at the beginning of this one.

  2. I think it's funny that you docked off a star for the ending, lol. While it was evil, I think it was good. It made me like the book more for some reason. Sure, I had all kinds of anxiety issues as you know, but I thought it was a good cliffhanger if that makes sense.

    1. Jenni: I'm usually okay with cliffhangers, but this one just felt like it ended in the middle of a chapter, or a thought or a scene. I seriously thought pages were missing. Bugged me.

  3. This is the one that you threw across the room right? I'm seriously curious about these books now. If it engaged you....I need to read it.

  4. I hate that sinking feeling near the end when you see the remaining pages and you know, as you said, that there's not enough book to wrap everything or even most things up properly. (Can you tell, I don't like cliffhangers much?!) What's worse is reading such a book in ebook format, because unless I check, I don't have a clue there are only a few pages left and then suddenly ... I'm there ... the book is, what? over? How can it be over?? LOL



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