Book View: Dark Passage

Book View: Dark PassageDark Passage by Mary Jo Putney
Series: Dark Mirror #2
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on September 13th 2011
Pages: 320
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The Irregulars return home to 1803 England safely, but their worldview has changed. Not only have their heroic efforts at Dunkirk given them pride and confidence but their dangerous mission has increased their magical powers.

Tory delights in the ever deepening bond she shares with Allarde until she discovers how powerfully he is connected to his ancient family estate—the lands he will not inherit unless he denies his magical powers and chooses a nonmagical mate. If Tory really loves him, she must walk away—but does she have the strength to leave the love of her life?

Cynthia’s heroic efforts at Dunkirk have won her the respect of the Irregulars, but her sharp tongue keeps everyone at a distance. Isolated and very alone at Lackland Abbey over the Christmas holidays, she reluctantly agrees to join Jack Rainford and his family for their celebration even though they’re commoners, far below her own noble rank. The warm welcome of the Rainfords makes her feel happier and more accepted than she has ever been. But she can’t possibly be falling in love with flirtatious Jack! Can she?

Then the Irregulars are drawn into a dangerous attempt to rescue a vitally important French scientist from Nazi-occupied France. Tory and Allarde must work together because countless lives are at stake. Disaster strikes and not only is their mission threatened, but their very lives. Can magic and their loyalty to each other help them survive to return home?

Review: Dark Mirror
 
* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from the first book of the series.
Read at your own risk *
 

Short and Sweet:
Dark Passage picks up slightly after where Dark Mirror ended. Our magical teens are now trying to adapt back into their own world, their own way of life… but feel slightly bored with the normalcy. With a potential war looming on the horizon in their time period, and one still taking place in the future, can anything ever be the same?

The biggest difference about Dark Passage compared to Dark Mirror is that addition of another POV, Cynthia. Her voice was nice, and I enjoyed watching her grow. But some of her larger-than-life personality is shrinking. I think I am starting to miss the snarky witch.

Final Verdict:
The second book in the series was just as magical as the first. Bonds are strengthened. Limits pushed. Dark Passage was a well done sequel. Sadly, I am still not the biggest fan of the WWII era featured. I like stories about WWII, but something (I still haven't figured it out) bothers me about its usage in this series. Dark Passage ends on a solid note, and leaves plenty of threads open for the next book in the series.

Kate

Kate is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. I am a twenty-something year old who is passionate about reading. I currently hold a B.A. in English and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two (cat) children, Gracie and Kit, who are total divas. I have an insane and possibly unhealthy passion for reading. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book.

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