Moonlight Phoenixes (Phoenix Immortal, #2) by Alexa Piper

The magic and poetic romance from book 1 between Amory and Soyer continues in Moonlight Pheonixes

From the blurb:

"You know, I… this is going to sound insensitive, but I'm glad you got murdered, that day on the subway. I can't imagine my life without you. I don't want to. I'm really badly in love with you."

Amory has burned for his Soyer, and now, Amory is no longer what he was, no longer human. He has come to embrace both his change and the overprotective Soyer.

While Amory finds his footing in the supernatural world he is now a part of, things are not easy when you fall in love with a notorious witch hunter and assassin. Soyer’s past is looming, and to make matters more complicated, so is Amory’s birth family.

Dangers start encroaching on the both of them, and while Amory and Soyer are determined to hold on to one another, those who wish them harm want them apart. Will Amory and Soyer overcome their enemies unscathed?

Content violence, torture; allusions to conversion therapy and domestic abuse (side characters). Readers may find this book, outside of the main couple’s relationship, somewhat darker than the first.

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

Super excited to have more of Soyer and Amory. I'm also happy to report the swoony moments from book 1 continue in this one. I just love how poetic our little goth assassin can be. Amory is still precious. He's also gained quite a few new friends because people can't help but love him, humans and supernatural alike. The romance is definitely moving along nicely between these two. Soyer is working on hitting all those relationship milestones he's fond of giving Amory.

As many lovely moments there are in Moonlight Pheonixes, there are also some darker elements. I mean, Soyer is the black shuck so it's to be expected that not everything is going to be sunshine and rainbows in his life. This one ends with a feeling of more to come and there's also a little bonus you can download from Soyers POV which is such a treat. I'm crossing my fingers we get more of it in the next one!!!

Rating: 5 Stars

Jacquie's Review:

As with book 1, this is beautifully written with expressive language that evokes a lot of feeling. I really got Amory's anxiety and saw the healing that he was doing over his past hurts.

Since this is a series, I would not recommend reading Moonlight Phoenixes without reading book 1 first. This one carries on pretty much straight away after the end of the first book so you won't get all that has happened.

More steam than in book 1. Plenty of romance - really, I just want a Soyer to dote on me like he does with Amory.

There are some new characters and I adore the little tease of a potential romance for Ben the bodyguard werewolf.

I'd also say this one is darker in tone and Amory does get hurt emotionally and physically.

Still, it was an absorbing read and I'm looking forward to more.

Rating: 5 Stars

Angel's Review:

This book is a continuation of Moonlight Cherries, so this isn't a standalone. 

After I was finished with reading Moonlight Cherries I was very excited to read this book. I was looking forward to what was going to happen to Amory and Soyer next. Were they going to catch the man trying to kill Soyer? Were they going to find the witch? I needed to know! 

And while we did get some of those questions answered we are still left with some question marks after this book, so.. having said that, I really hope there is going to be another book! I need more books that take place in the magical world full of different creatures and a diner I would love to visit!

Alexa has such a way of taking creatures that already 'exist' and making them her own, she gave these creatures their own history that's completely unique to this series. I really enjoyed the slow burn of Ben and the mysterious writer that sits at a certain booth. I hope that at some point they get their own story. And Rae! And Kasey! I need all of their stories and I need more books to take place in this incredible world Alexa has developed. 

I really enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend you to read both Moonlight Cherries and Moonlight Phoenixes. 

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Moonlight Phoenixes is available to buy in ebook and paperback formats.