The Myths of Midwinter (House of Crimson and Clover #6) by Sarah M. Cradit @thewritersarah #bookreviews

Quillan Sullivan lost his twin brother two decades ago, a tragedy he never fully 26630273experienced due to his unusual ability to see and talk to Riley when no one else can. He believes this “gift” is a fluke, until the haughty, vainglorious love of his life, Estella, returns after several years abroad, and rips his world apart.

Estella Broussard loathes Quillan. He’s the last person on Earth she’d ever bless with her presence. To her great dismay, he alone holds the key to achieving her deepest desire. She will do anything to reach her aims, no matter the warnings… no matter the cost to Quillan.

Nerys guides Finn and Aleksandr on their mission to find Anasofiya and bring her home. Finn accepts her help, on the condition she keep no secrets. She relays what she knows… all except the visions her old companion has sent her, regarding a terrifying menace to the Deschanels back home: A necromancer has emerged, and this ominous knowledge has fallen into the wrong hands.

The threads of fate weave the Deschanels and Sullivans down perilous paths, as a centuries-old warning emerges: Seduction to sinners. A legacy in splinters. Beware, the myths of midwinter. –

How this author keeps up with all these fascinating, charming, aggravating, annoying, and likable characters is a mystery to me, and yet, in this book, we meet even more new characters and some who may have been only briefly mentioned in other books.

I always enjoy this author’s alternating POVs that give the reader a broader perspective of the story, but my favorites were probably Quillan and Finn.  Quillan Sullivan is one exasperating character and I wanted to throttle him numerous times, but he’s also very charismatic and only just beginning to learn things about himself.  I think there’s much in store for Quillan in books to come.  Finn has experienced his share of both heartache and happiness and I was anxious to see what would happen in his journey but, like Quillan, I suspect Finn will be a large part of the next book.

I continue to be mesmerized by the massive scope of this series and how all the storylines are interwoven.  This book feels like the author is putting things in place for the escalation to come – and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

This review is based on a digital ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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