Friday, October 5, 2012

Review: Requiem (Providence, #2) by Jamie McGuire

Dreaming of the dead might mean a restless night for anyone, but for Nina Grey, it was a warning. Still healing from her last run-in with Hell, Nina struggles with not only her life as a Brown University student, but also as an intern at Titan Shipping, her father's company. Recurring nightmares about her father's violent death have become a nightly event, but being overwhelmed with guilt from Ryan's unexpected departure to the Armed Forces, and heart ache over Claire being across the ocean to protect him, Nina believes her sleepless nights are the least of her problems—but she's wrong. 

Worried about Nina's declining health, Jared must steal back Shax's book for answers. Fighting new enemies with the help of old friends, Jared's worst fear comes to fruition. Desperate, he is faced with a choice: Fight Hell alone, or start a war with Heaven.

McGuire steps up the action and intensity with her second installment of her Providence series and Nina and Jared are forced to either keep up and perish. McGuire seriously had my anxiety levels climbing to dangerous heights and had me staying up to read way too late into the night because I couldn't convince myself to put the book down without knowing what was going to happen next. It was in two words; intense and wonderful!

Her writing as always just flows across the pages and it's hard not to feel like you're a part of the action instead of just reading along with the dialogue. Her characters are irresistible and I was as always rooting for Jared and Nina to the very end. Much like McGuire's other couples there's so much chemistry and connectivity that it's impossible not to think they're perfect for each other. But outside of the main couple, the side characters are just as adorable. Nina's friends Beth and Kim are laugh out loud funny and adorably loyal despite any circumstances. It was hard to see Ryan head off to war in this sequel but I liked how it freed up some space for Nina and Jared to spend more guilt free time together. But outside of all of these characters can I please just say that Bex by far blew me away. I don't think it's possible to not absolutely, totally and completely just love him to death. He's funny, quirky, innocent and downright lethal with his fists and sense of humor.

Much like with the series opener, do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy of this book because it's fabulous and deserves a place on your bookshelf!

I gave Requiem (Providence, #2)five shamrocks!!!!!

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