Monday, March 21, 2011

Review: Taurus Eyes by Bonnie Hearn Hill


Title: Taurus Eyes
Series: Star Crossed 
Book #: Two
Author: Bonnie Hearn Hill
Published: 2010
Source: For Review
Rating: 

Having been accepted into the summer writing camp in Monterey, CA, Logan worked so hard for in Aries Rising, she is on her way to becoming a real published author! She needs to impress the camp’s instructor, Henry Jaffa, a renowned journalist, paranormal investigator, and fellow Aquarian, whom she hopes will see the promise in her writing and become her mentor.

But when Logan is stuck writing about an obscure folk singer Sean Baylor, whose spirit is rumored to be haunting the quaint seaside town, she is not sure that she will be able to complete her assignment.

Will Logan be able to utilize her knowledge of the planets to impress Henry Jaffa, work through her romantic tug-of-war with the camp brooding bad boy Jeremy, solve the mystery of Sean Baylor’s death, all while competing with the overachieving writers for the coveted spots in the camp’s anthology? (taken from goodreads.com)
 
This is the second book in the Star Crossed series, and I have to say that I enjoyed this one more than the prequel. That's partially because of Logan's new love interest, Jeremy, and partially because of the intriguing mystery. This time, Logan sets out to discover the truth about something much more important than a few rebellious teenagers. 

Logan is a strong, determined protagonist. I admired her for her witty comebacks and daring personality. Many new characters were introduced to the series while Logan is at the writing camp. I enjoyed meeting the new people, but I also missed Chili and Paige. Their unbreakable friendship was my favorite part of the first book.

While the astrological aspect of the novel is fascinating, at times I wish Logan would give it a rest. Not everything can be explained or figured out based on the position of the moon or sun. At least, that's my opinion. I kind of wish she would have let her strength and strong personality help her solve problems instead of her knowledge about astrology. 

I was actually surprised at the turn of events near the story's end, and now I'm ready to jump into the sequel. I'll be posting my review for that sometime soon (hopefully). Overall, Taurus Eyes was a fun read about a spooky ghost mystery and the newfound romance Logan discovers while trying to win the approval of her writing mentor. If you're looking for a light, original read, then you've found your book. 

*I received this novel free of charge from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this fine review.
Bonnie
(and Logan, Chili, and Paige)

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