If you are new to the series, you can check out my reviews of the first two books below
Centaur Rivalry by Nancy Straight
Published May 15th 2013 by Nancy Straight
Age Group: New Adult
Series: Touched #3
Source: ecopy from Author
The Centaur world is rocked as news spreads of the Lost Herd, Camille’s existence, and her Centaur protector. A death order against Camille’s father and family sends all into hiding.
Camille and Drake leave the country pursued by the Lost Herd as well as by Centaur Council enforcers. Camille’s twin brother Cameron is manipulated by the Council Head and is quickly becoming her newest enemy.
Amid unexpected new protectors, enemies, and romances, Camille and Drake make their plans to travel to Africa to confront the Centaur Council. They hope acceptance of Camille as Chiron’s heir, yet knowing that her link to the Lost Herd could require them to kill or to be killed.
This is such a great series. Fans of paranormal need to read these books. Heck, even people that feel burned out on paranormal books need to read the touched series. It is THAT GOOD. Centaur Rivalry picks up right where Centaur Legacy left off. This book had my emotions all over the place. I was excited, I was mad, I was confused when Cami was. Nancy Straight is such a fantastic writer. She has created such a vibrant and fascinating world using a mixture of paranormal and mythology. And in the third book we are introduced to another paranormal creature. All of the books in the Touched series are told from multiple points of view, but it never feels overwhelming. Actually, it is a great way for us to get to know a lot of the secondary characters as well as the main characters. I really connected with Nancy’s writing style. She switched between the points of views seemlessly. She makes telling a great story seem effortless.
Cami is so loyal. I think that is what I like most about her. Brent, one of her half brothers, said something interesting in this book that I loved. He said that everyone was instantly drawn to Cami because she has no problem questioning authority and traditions if she thinks they are stupid. She is strong and independent. And even though it may seem frustrating sometimes, she is like a breath of fresh air to the centaurs that surround her. You just can’t help but love her. And she never gives up on Drake. I think that is really admirable. I love the two of them together.
We get to know some new characters in this book and we get to see more of Cami’s twin, Cameron. Zandra frustrated me to no end! I can’t stand that lady! The way she spins everything makes me sick. But there is a lot going on in this story. The stories start out all over the place, but eventually everything comes together. I could not put this book down. I needed to see what was going to happen next. I also love that each of Cami’s half brothers has his own mini storyline woven into the overall bigger story. Last book we got to see Beau meet Lacey and in this book it is Brent’s turn. I ended up liking Brent more than I thought I would. At first glance he seems to be kind of arrogant, but there is more to him than meets the eye.
The touched series is paranormal at it’s finest! With so many young adult and new adult books out there, sometimes it is hard to separate the really great ones from the average good ones. Take my word for it, this is one of the really great ones! I can’t wait for the fourth book! Especially because of that cliffhanger…
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