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Kayla Hicks Book Review: Blood and Earth: The Ballad of the Song Bird Book 2

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A great read for readers of fantasy who are looking for a book series to sink their teeth into.


In the aftermath of tragedy, when the past is laid to rest, blood returns to earth...

When catastrophic events in Nexus City tip the scales, skewing the balance of power in New Victus and forcing Lyssa Balthazaar to accelerate her timetable for revolution, she struggles to find allies in her time of need while wrestling with an impossible decision - Follow her heart or her commitment to family.

A vacation in Rio takes a sudden turn for Alexa Reynolds when an unexpected job connects to her recent past and leads her to untangle a mystery. A mystery she follows from Rio, to the Bahamas, and to Venezuela before she discovers a shocking revelation in the Pacific Ocean.

In London, Gayle and Allyson Knightley are coping with both loss and love. While Allyson is driven to find justice for the victims in Nexus, Gayle is faced with a stark reminder of her past. It is a discovery that will drive her to risk it all to uncover the truth of Bloody Valletta.

My review:

5 Stars!

This is the second installment to The Ballad of the Songbird Series for author Jon Ford, and he did not disappoint.

Jon Ford does a beautiful job providing readers with a clear picture of the world without using too much description and losing the reader, which is a sign of excellent writing!

As Ford continues exploring the creatures and characters inside his world, he excels in making familiar destinations feel like new.

What was even better about this book was that it kept the momentum up of the first, keeping me turning the pages and wanting more.

I cannot wait to read the third book and I bet readers will feel the same.

(Psst...and look how beautiful this cover is!)

Jon Fords Info:

Twitter: Jon Ford

Website: https://jonfordauthor.com/

Amazon Author Central Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jon-Ford/e/B08T8C7NVT/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk