Casting Light (Shadow's Lure Book 2) by Alice Winters

Casting Light is the finale of the Shadow's Lure duet from Alice Winters.

From the blurb:

When life dragged me down, I assumed I’d never get back up. I never guessed that Andras—the dark magic user I was always told to fear—would not only give me a helping hand but draw me into his arms and protect me from those who wished to harm me.

I never imagined that Andras and his “danger noodle” would be there to make me laugh, to care about me, and show me what it means to be loved. But now, the two of us have to prove to the Casters that we won’t be knocked down. Not when we don’t know who we can trust… and when there’s something darker coming for all of us.

As the hunt for the book that started all of this comes to a head, our enemies are getting closer, but so is the truth of what happened when my light magic was taken years ago. While they’ve fought to tear us apart, they’ve done nothing but draw us together as well as nearer to the truth.

I’m determined to finish this so I can get my happy ever after with the man I love and show him all of the little things he missed out in life. Oh, and so he can make me more chili.

Casting Light is the thrilling and humorous conclusion to the Shadow’s Lure duology.

Jacquie's Review:

Casting Light went places I did not expect. There's so much that happens that I can't even say what my favorite part is! I'm both disappointed and happy that this is a duet. It feels like there are enough answers from both the books so that more isn't needed.

Bastian and Andras really go through it, and there are some emotional scenes. We also get answers about what happened to them all those years before. This was actually heartbreaking, but with how they have grown together, they deal with it. 

I really felt for Bastian in this book. He's such a sweet character with all his blushing and his sad past. In some ways, his past was worse than that of Andras. Both had to deal with more than kids ever should.

More steam than book 1, some humor, it wouldn't be an Alice Winters book without it and a sweet HEA.

Oh, and a special mention for Ssoren, the best snake pet. Such a fun addition!

Rating: 5 Stars

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