The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges. Volume II in The Katerina Trilogy.
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 2012
List Price: $17.99
Review: Thrilling, heart pounding and romantic are some words that describe a sensational story. But these characters aren't people that you would meet anytime because this book is all about paranormal activity. The Unfailing Light is an amazing sequel to the first book, the Gathering Storm which are both part of the magnificent Katerina trilogy written by Robin Bridges.
Katerina Alexandrovna is a necromancer. She can bring dead things back to life. She has always dreamed of becoming a doctor instead of going to a tedious school to learn how to become a better woman. But then one day her whole world crashes. There is a mysterious dark force called Konstantin the Deathless that Katerina can only be safe from if she stays in Russia. That means no medical school. Her boyfriend George Alexandrovich will stop at nothing to keep her safe. Depressed, Katerina goes back to finishing school to continue her studies there where the empress casts a spell to keep her safe from the evil Prince Danilo. However her spell awakens a bitter ghost who poses an even bigger threat.
I really enjoyed The Unfailing Light. It is suspensful at some parts but fun and playful at other times. I like all the romance it involves. I give this book five out of five stars. If you love reading books placed in the past you will adore this book. All the girls dress up for fancy events and do ballroom dancing. If that sounds like your style then this is a great book for you! I especially like the scene when Katerina and her friend Dariya are doing the performance in front of everybody. I like it because it is something I can connect to because I try to set up plays with my friends too. You need to make sure that you read the first book, the Gathering Storm first because there are some characters in it that the second book talks about as well. You need to know the information from the first book to understand the second. The Unfailing Light should be targeted towards people ages ten and up because younger kids might not understand some of the story. All in all, this is a fantastic book and I encourage you too read it.
Review written by Lilia (6th grade student).
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