Title: Wounded (Vol. 2) (2nd Edition)
Series: Little Goddess: Book 2
Author: Amy Lane
Genre: Paranormal/ Fantasy
Length: Novel (247 pages)
Publisher: DSP Publications (4th August 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Green and Bracken’s beloved survived their enemy’s worst—with help from unexpected vampiric help.
But survival is a long way from recovery, and even further from safety. Green’s people want badly to return to the Sierra Foothills, but they’re not going with their tails between their legs. Before they go home, they have to make sure they’re free from attack—and that they administer a healthy dose of revenge as well.
As Cory negotiates a fragile peace between her new and unexpected lovers, Green negotiates the unexpected power that comes from being a beloved leader of the paranormal population. Together, they might heal their own wounds and lead their people to an unprecedented place at the top of the supernatural food chain—a place that will allow them to return home a better, stronger whole.
Product Link: DSP: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/wounded-vol-2-by-amy-lane-122-b Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wounded-Vol-2-Little-Goddess-ebook/dp/B00ZE355IK
Review: “Wounded, Volume 2” is part of the second edition/rerelease of Amy Lane’s “Little Goddess” series. Not a standalone, I highly encourage you to first read Vulnerable and then Wounded, Volume 1, which will lead you seamlessly into its continuation.
At this point, all of Green’s Hill is recovering from the physical and emotional damage they’ve sustained, especially the Little Goddess herself, Cory. Though her loved ones try to help her, they too are reeling from all that has transpired.
Throughout the healing process Cory, Bracken and Green (and now Nicky) are still finding their way, learning their roles in the myriad relationships they have, strengthening their various bonds. We continue to learn more about them, and about their chosen ‘family’.
Though the attacks continue, instead of being wrenched apart, they unite. Helping one another through their pain, they are able to emerge victors rather than victims. Owning their choices individually and collectively, they choose to fight back, to defend themselves, and they persevere as only a family can.
Is it revenge they seek, or is it that they have no choice but to defend themselves? Perhaps the answer lies somewhere in between. As in the previous books, secrets are revealed; old wounds are reopened. With love helping to heal and trust helping to build, Green learns that in Cory he has a partner, a true mate. Cory learns what it means to be a leader, a Queen.
Reaching new levels of maturity, acceptance and strength, the Little Goddess begins to learn how to harness her power. As she realizes her responsibility, together she and Green will lead their family into the future.
Once again I find myself immersed in the saga of Green’s Hill, of Cory’s world. Truly, I should say Amy Lane’s world, because once again I’ve become entranced with her characters and their stories.
These books are a testament to this author’s amazingly detailed storytelling and world building. Such emotion – The power, the pain, the love – all written so beautifully, described in such a way that you see it in your mind and feel it in your heart as you read each word. It is this that always leaves me wanting more of Ms. Lane’s writing.
This book is no different. Revenge and justice are indeed served, complete with an explosive resolution. Returning home, seems as though peace is on the horizon and good things are in store for Green’s Hill. The tone is somewhat tentative, though, and this is, of course because there is more to come – in the form of the second edition of Bound, next in the “Little Goddess” saga to be released.
So while Cory, Green and family may seem content, this reader is not. I want more. More Cory, Green, Bracken and Nicky. More of their family. More Green’s Hill. And yes, more Amy Lane. That’s the way it always is for me with this amazing author, and I hope it is for you as well.
It’s a wonderful way to read.