Synopsis (from the author):
In the second installment of The Crystal Series, Alexa is determined to continue on the search for the Kaemorra, the crystal which the prophecy foretold will save the world, alone. With Liam injured, Aidan missing, she cannot count on help from anyone.
Believing she is the cause of both men’s plight, it becomes impossible to ignore what she must do, who to trust with her heart. Fearing her life was never her own, the ache she experiences over the absence of one of the brothers forces her to come to a realization.
Perils, dangers await her at every turn. In order to save the one she loves, she may have to forfeit her own life. Just when it seems she has the upper hand, her actions have the most unfortunate results.
“Aidan is not coming back. Deal with it. You are mine.” The words passed his lips, showing no emotion.
What I liked about Venture:
Just like the first book, this book had a familiar feel to it. I enjoyed Alexa’s growth as a character. The rivalry between Aidan and Liam, the mystery surrounding the Kaemorra, and the dangers involved with her powers make for a good story. Will she succeed? You’ll just have to read the book!
What I didn’t like about Venture:
Even though the romantic rivalry is a major part of the story, for me it was a bit redundant. Other than that, I didn’t find much to dislike.
Overall impression of Venture:
I enjoyed this installment of Nia Markos’ Crystal Series. Venture moved the series along nicely and set up the third book well. Lots of action, plenty of intrigue, and unresolved romantic entanglements kept me turning the pages. I recommend it for fantasy fans.