{ARC Review+G!veaway} Winter Omens by Trisha Leigh

September 24, 2012 Reviews 15

You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour HERE
Today for the last year tour I have reviews of book 1- Whispers in Autumn, and Book 2- Winter Omens
I just posted my review of Whispers in Autumn, you can see it HERE
Next up- my review of Winter Omens and a giveaway with 3 gift card winners 🙂
Pages: 398
Expected publication Date: September 25, 2012 by CreateSpace 
Age Group: YA
Source: Author
Series: The Last Year #2
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

Althea and Lucas barely escaped the Others’ clutches in the autumn, and were separated in the process. Alone and on the run from the cruel alien race determined to exterminate her, Althea struggles to adapt and survive in a world she never imagined. 
When a boy named Pax appears out of nowhere, he quickly recognizes Althea for what she is – a human/Other hybrid just like him. Althea begs him to help her find Lucas, but Pax refuses, intent on following his own mysterious agenda. 
The Others’ presence continues to devour the planet’s resources, and if history is an indication, they won’t leave until Earth is destroyed beyond repair. Althea and Pax sense the only way to save themselves – and maybe their home – is to understand the powers simmering inside them. 
Together they push the limits of their capabilities in the quiet Wilds, but are soon confronted with a terrifying fact: no place is safe from the relentless pursuit of the Others.
Least of all their own minds.

This is such a great, solid series. Whispers in Autumn and Winter Omens are just good writing- plain and simple. They have everything that makes up great books. Realistic, relatable characters, great writing, a kick ass plot, and just this something extra that draws you in and keeps you happily reading. I read these books back to back so I know it is going to be tough for me to wait for the next one to be released. (sigh…)

Althea if at all possible, is even more alone at the start of this book than the start of the last one. I felt so bad for her. But at least she found Wolf. I love that she has a dog companion with her, because I am such a huge dog person. And Wolf is such a great dog, I smiled every scene Wolf was in. 

Lucas wasn’t in this book too much and that made me sad. I knew he would be scarce the second the book started out in winter, but he does make an appearance later on. This is really Thea’s story and she is such a great staring character. I got to see her really be a true survivor in Winter Omens, and I am so ready to cheer her on in the next book. Thea is pretty darn awesome. 

We did get to know Pax as a new character though, and I have to say I loved that he used the seasons as nicknames. I thought that was adorable. I was all set to hate Pax just on principal but he did find a way to worm into my heart. I have no idea what I am going to do about these guys in the next book but it is something that I don’t even want to think about because I like them each a lot. 

Winter Omens is an awesome follow up to the first book in the Last Year series, Whispers in Autumn. This series is addictive, and I just can’t get enough from this terrifying world. I just NEED to know what is going to happen. Do yourself a favor, and read this series. Please.

4.5/5 gavels
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15 Responses to “{ARC Review+G!veaway} Winter Omens by Trisha Leigh”

  1. Oh! Paper Pages

    I love the concept of this series. It is so unlike anything I have read, and I am excited to come across it. I just added it to my TBR list. Thanks for the recommendation!

    sp @ oh! paper pages

  2. M.A.D.

    Excellent review!! I’m really curious about the mysterious *Others*, so can’t wait to get started on this series (plus that cover is so pretty!) <3

    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

  3. Rima

    I’m not usually into fantasy novels, but you definitely made it sound intriguing. Will have to look into the series more. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Suz Reads

    I am always looking for great books to read and I loved your review on this series! I haven’t heard about it but after reading how much you liked it and how well written it is, I will have to put it on my TBR list! Thanks for the great info!

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