Catalyst (Pandemonium Book 2) Review

About the Book:

Title: Catalyst 

Author: Willow Anderson

Publisher: Willow Anderson

Release Date: October 1, 2020

Pages: 455

Genre: YA Fantasy 

Synopsis:

To win your life, are you willing to risk your heart?

With Pandemonium’s chaos fractured, Lace Ashburn and the rightful Ringmaster, set out to find the silver card holding the other half of magic. After months of searching, all hope is lost as the tent continues to fade and the show begins to die. When a mysterious woman appears claiming to know the location of the card, Lace reluctantly travels to Dryston, the country responsible for her parents’ deaths. But soon, the truth begins to unravel, and things are not as they seem.

Lost in betrayal by those around her, Lace is thrust into a deadly game of revenge. Working with the man she hoped to never see again, they must navigate the twisted mind of Dryston’s wicked princess while Lace struggles to keep her heart from completely splitting in two. Together, they fight through the competition to not only save Pandemonium, but also their lives.

Three mysterious cards. Two devastating betrayals. One dangerous game.
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Review:

5

*I received an e-arc of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Wow! I absolutely loved the first book, Pandemonium, and I am happy to report that Catalyst did not disappoint. It was more dark and dangerous, but just as magical! I found myself not wanting to stop reading, because I had to find out what happened next.

Pandemonium’s chaos is fractured, and Lace and the rightful Ringmaster set out to find the silver card holding the other half of magic. They have been searching for months, and the magic is fading, and all seem to be giving up hope. A mysterious woman appears claiming to know where the card is located, and Lace reluctantly follows her to Dryston, the place responsible for the deaths of her parents. The truth begins to come out, and all is not as it seems.

Lace is lost in betrayals and must play a deadly game of revenge. She is thrust into working with someone she hoped she would never see again. While Lace’s heart feels as though it’s being ripped apart, she must play the game to save Pandemonium and to save their lives.

I was happy to see Lace’s growth in this book. She goes through so much in the first book, but she faces many challenges in this book as well, and continues to shine. I am glad she made choices for herself.

If you like carnivals, magic, romance, and mystery you will enjoy this book. I don’t want to say much more, as I don’t want to spoil anything, but I really hope that people consider reading this amazing series. Be prepared to hold onto your seat, as Willow definitely delivers! I can’t wait to find out what happens next in Lace’s journey.

About the Author:

Willow Anderson was born and raised in west Texas where she learned early on to gaze at the stars and dream. She knew her life would eventually lead her to picking up a pen and letting her creativity flow. After leaving childhood behind, Willow found she was ready to explore away from the desert and left her small town behind. Soon after, she earned her RN initials behind her name but continued to do what she loved – writing. It wasn’t long until she met her current husband and brought him into her life for good. Now she travels wherever the Army takes her. Though she still keeps hold of her colorful imagination, she now has two teenagers and a pre-teen to help her imagination continue to thrive.
Willow is the author of the upcoming Pandemonium series that is available exclusively on Amazon. She writes YA fantasy and sometimes dabbles in the romance world. 81Su3EkqjML._SY600_

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