Monday, October 26, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Persuasion by Martina Boone


Beautiful Creatures meets Gone with the Wind in the spellbinding second novel in the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy that “skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure” (Publishers Weekly, on Compulsion).

Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie’s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation under siege. Ghost-hunters hope to glimpse the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire each night, and reporters chase rumors of a stolen shipment of Civil War gold that may be hidden at Colesworth Place. The chaos turns dangerous as Cassie hires a team of archeologists to excavate beneath the mansion ruins. Because more is buried there than treasure.

A stranger filled with magic arrives at Watson’s Landing claiming that the key to the Watson and Beaufort gifts—and the Colesworth curse—also lies beneath the mansion. With a mix of threats and promises, the man convinces Barrie and Cassie to cast a spell there at midnight. But what he conjures may have deadly consequences.

While Barrie struggles to make sense of the escalating peril and her growing feelings for Eight Beaufort, it’s impossible to know whom to trust and what to fight for—Eight or herself. Millions of dollars and the fate of the founding families is at stake. Now Barrie must choose between what she feels deep in her heart and what will keep Watson’s Landing safe in this stunning addition to a series filled with “decadent settings, mysterious magic, and family histories rife with debauchery” (Kirkus Reviews, on Compulsion).

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 11 months


This book is not my cup of tea because it reminds me of Romeo & Juliet, which I don't really like. This book bored me, however I think people that like and enjoy Romeo & Juliet will truly understand and treasure this story. 

This story is about a girl named Cassie. Cassie is very depressed about her godfather's death, but while she is at a mansion she begins to think there are things located under the house other than ruins. That is when the story truly begins its journey. 

I don't have a favorite part, but Cassie is someone I will remember. 

I recommend this novel to people who truly understand and appreciate Romeo & Juliet. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up. 

This book's publishing date is October 27, 2015.