This Wicked Fate is the sequel to the fabulous This Poison Heart which was released last year. I really enjoyed the first book and was anxiously waiting to read the sequel. There were so many things I needed to have answered! The most pressing one was would the sequel match up to the first book? Thankfully, it was.
From the opening phrase I was pulled back into the world of Briseis and her family. Kalynn Barrow writes with such a lyrical pose it wasn’t hard to get dragged back in. It did take me a little bit to recall everything that had happened and who everyone was but, once I did I was ready for the ride. This Wicked Fate picks right up where The Poison Heart left off. Briseis is still adapting to her unique ability regarding plants and has recently suffered a tragedy. This tragedy also plays a role in the secrets of Briseis birth family as everything is very interconnected.
Similarly to This Poison Heart, the vivid descriptions of the plants, the gardens, and the concoctions pulled me right in. This book involves alot of traveling as Briseis and her family are searching for answers, trying to reclaim what is theirs. I love the bond of this family. They are there for each other, no matter what. Even when they are arguing over what the right next step should be, in the end they always have each others backs. They’re also not afraid to call each other out when necessary.
I feel like this review is a little bit vague but I’m trying my best not to reveal any spoilers. This is a book that you need to experience on your own. The mystery mixed with fantasy and Greek mythology is most definitely worth it. It kept my attention and I couldn’t wait to see how everything wrapped up. Or at least I think things are wrapped up now. Honestly, I wouldn’t be adverse to returning to this magical land of plants and family if Kalynn Bayron wanted to write more for Brisies and her family.
Rating: 4.5 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**