Thursday, August 28, 2008

By Venom's Sweet Sting by Tiffany Trent

After the violent destruction of Falston Manor, Corrine and a few others embark on a dangerous quest to Scotland to retrieve the rathstone from the powerful trickster, Rory. That is how Corrine meets Euan, a young man who is everything Corrine has ever dreamed of--and A LOT more! Corrine finds out that he has mysterious powers when Euan saves her from certain death onboard the Great Eastern and thats just the beginning. As the servant for Sir James, Euan always seems to be around since they are also staying at the mansion, but maybe he's around just a little too much?? At least, it seems that way since no matter where they are, in town or not he always happens to show up. Also, Sir James is certainly acting strangely; accusing her of things that she didn't even do and Rory is nowhere in sight. Corrine's friend becomes mysteriously ill; and to top it all off, she gets attacked by a crow and nearly loses her sight. If all of that wasn't bad enough, she still has to go into the Prince's rath to try and cut out his heart, otherwise known as a rathstone. So her stay in Scotland isn't going to be as pleasant as she'd hoped it would be.

I absolutely love this series! These books just keep getting better and better. This is one of my favorite series and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Even people who don't like to read would love the Hallowmere series; that is how wonderful these books really are. By Venom's Sweet Sting is full of adventure and mystery with a perfect twist of romance, love, and hate. This novel kept me intrigued and guessing what would happen next until the very end and still after I finished reading it. The author is an awesome writer and uses vocabulary mostly appropriate for the age level, but a few words are kind of hard, so occasionally you might need to pull out the dictionary and look a few words up. I can't wait to read the rest of this powerfully dramatic series and find out what will happen to Corrine, her friends, and her love life next.

Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Upper Strasburg, PA USA