Published by Flux, the print edition is 408 pages.
GOLD is the second book in author Talia Vance’s Bandia series.
There are so many books releasing the week of September 3rd that I’m incredibly excited about. One I’m currently reading, one I am dying to read and several I have pre-ordered. But of all the books releasing that week, GOLD by Talia Vance is the book I am most anxiously awaiting, so I just had to put it in the spotlight this week.
I did get the chance to read it quite a bit early, but that just makes me even more eager to get my hands on a finished copy of this book. I want to know if any major changes were made to the story from the version I’d read. I want to see if the ending remained the same. I want to re-read this book in its finished form and fall in love all over again.
I was so surprised by SILVER when I first read it. I fell madly in love with it from the very first pages. And the same was true of GOLD. It was insta-love for me. Which was also a surprise given how much things had changed between book one and book two. Changes I might normally have been devastated by.
But they were changes that just felt right for the story. And they were changes that I absolutely love, love, loved.
Of course there were other things I absolutely adored. I loved the new setting in this sequel. I loved the look back in time to what happened in the past. I loved what was happening with Brianna in the present. And I loved that Austin played a bigger role in this story.
Though I probably shouldn’t say any more. Or I might reveal just why I thought I’d be devastated. Or why Blake… no, I probably shouldn’t talk about him. At all.
As I have already read GOLD there is no guesswork as to whether I think this book will be amazing based upon its description. I know it is. It’s exciting, it’s suspense-filled, it’s heartbreaking, it’s heartwarming. It’s a story I’m just dying to re-read.
So it doesn’t matter that I already know what happened in the past before the feud began. Because I want to discover it all over again. And it doesn’t matter that I know exactly what happens, or doesn’t happen, between Brianna and Austin. Because reading about it a second time will be just as awesome as the first.
And while there are so very many books releasing the week of September 3rd, books I’ve been pining over for a long while, they don’t come with a one hundred percent guarantee that I will fall in love with them, be transported by them or make a connection to the characters. Whereas all of those things happened during the course of reading GOLD.
Which is why I had no choice but to select GOLD as the book to watch this week.
Places to Watch
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The author’s WEBSITE
The author’s BLOG
The author on GOODREADS
About the Book
Descended from an Irish demigod, Brianna has fled to Ireland to escape destruction at the hands of her sworn enemies, the Sons of Killian. Taking refuge at the estate of her former nemesis, Austin Montgomery, Brianna discovers a rift in time that opens to an era before the feud began.
Wrestling with her newfound feelings for the more innocent Austin, Brianna begins to wonder if she can alter the past. But when Brianna and Austin learn that the Sons are raising an army of mythical beasts, the pair will need to use their magical strength in the present to avoid a tragic end.
Other Amazing Books to Watch
This is just a fraction of the multitude of other awesome books releasing the week of September 3rd:
THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black
ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill
TAKEDOWN by Allison Van Diepen
THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU AND ME by Amanda Grace
CONJURED by Sarah Beth Durst
ETERNAL (Winterhaven #3) by Kristi Cook
ETERNITY (The Fury Trilogy #3) by Elizabeth Miles
SCORCHED by Mari Mancusi
STARRY NIGHTS by Daisy Whitney
SWEET LEGACY (Medusa Girls #3) by Tera Lynn Childs