Title: Keystone (The Cornerstone Series #2)
Author: Misty Provencher
Pub. Date: July 31, 2012
Acquired: From author, for honest review.
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There’s a man-made storm coming, like a rip in the world, and it’s called the Cusp.
Struggling to fit into the destiny she’s accepted, Nalena Maxwell has been left with one objective: she must find her murdered grandfather’s Memory. Stolen and hidden away by her own father over seventeen years ago, the Memory could be the key to ending the Cusp and destroying the Ianua’s rival community, The Fury.
Driven by each individual’s selfish desires, The Fury has always lacked the loyalty and organization it needs to be an actual force of power.
Someone masterminded the Fury’s massive attack on the Ianua, slaughtering twelve of their thirteen community leaders, the Addos. Now there are rumors that the 13th Cura, to which Nali belongs, has gone to the Fury, manipulating the last Addo in order to control the other 12 Curas.
As the Cusp brings the Fury and their own communities against them, Nalena’s Cura must preserve the Ianua, but finding the key to the Cusp isn’t as simple as it seems.
After an amazing first installment to the Cornerstone Series (which you can read my review for, here), I only hoped that Keystone would be able to rise to Cornerstone's high standards. And, I totally wasn't disappointed.
Keystone picks up right where Cornerstone left off. So, if you haven't read Cornerstone yet, you may not want to keep reading.
I'm just going to say it. I LOVE, love, LOVE Misty Provencher's writing. I love how she writes romance. I love how she builds her story. I just love her. This story is absolutely so unique in that you won't find anything else out there like it, you'd be doing yourself an injustice if you don't pick it up.
After Nalena loses her mother and Garrett loses his father, in Cornerstone, the action and intrigue just keeps going. From there, Nalena is forced to reimpression with her Cornerstone or give up the idea of avenging her mother. She makes a tough choice and then she's given ANOTHER tough choice. Deciding to press on, Nalena, along with some new-found Ianua friends, discovers that she is way in over her head.
Nalena is definitely one of my most favorite heroines, as she is CONSTANTLY doing things that I find myself relating to. She's not perfect, but she's so real that I get lost in this series so easily.
And then you couple her with Garrett, and they are just beautiful together. Nalena is constantly going through changes and discovering new things about her life, and it's kind of wonderful how Garrett is always right there with her, helping her understand her role in the Ianua community, but also letting her be her own person.
By the end of the book, I kept looking at my progress thinking, "I don't want this to be over. I don't want this to be over." But, it did end, And now, I'm left waiting for the third installment.
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