The Alliance of Isian, Book 2 in the Isian Series by Serena Clarke
Age Range: Young Adult/Adult
Series: The Isian Series
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (November 4, 2013)
Source: Author for review
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
About the Book:
War is coming and all the kingdoms must choose a side. Isian decides to make an alliance with their long time enemies in order to defeat a common enemy. So Isian sends a proposal, offering their daughter to the prince, in order to ensure an alliance. Princess Gabrielle and her new husband, Prince Alec must learn to work together and trust each other in order to triumph in the approaching war. With a mysterious beast attacking the kingdom, their lives in danger, and overcoming their vast cultural differences, will love grow despite their trails or tear them apart?
About the Author:
Serena Clarke is the author of The Treasure of Isian, book 1 in the Isian Series. She has a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design and is a member of the Red Mountain Shadows Publishing team. She is passionate about learning, reading, art, and design. She enjoys designing her book covers as much as writing her books.
I liked this book more than the first one. I really enjoyed the premise of arranged marriage and the two warring countries trying to establish peace and unity. I liked the different customs of the two countries and how both Gabrielle and Alec had to overcome their dislike for each other. I liked their relationship and the way things turned out in the end.
The things I didn’t like were pretty much the same as the first book. I felt like an observer of the story, as the characters go about their lives without much detail. While it had a nice, sweet feel to it, I felt like I was constantly being told, rather than shown, the characters’ emotions.
That being said, the book is very clean, enjoyable, and quick to read. It is suitable for teen and adult readers.