She thought her life was finally her own.
She was wrong.
Izzy is thrust back into the world of Seers and Guardians. With a summons from the Council she can’t ignore, Izzy heads back into the fray. Now, it is up to her to figure out why Seers are being sacrificed, carved up, and left for ruin. If she doesn’t find the person orchestrating the deaths, she may well be next.
If that wasn’t enough, her powers have started to expand exponentially. Kennan is keeping secrets. Moreover, a strangely familiar Symbol-smith starts wreaking havoc on her precariously balanced world.
Will Izzy survive this latest crisis? Will she stop fighting destiny and accept her fate? Find out in See How She Fights.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m completely against spoilers. In my opinion, the fun of reading is discovering the story for yourself. So, know that I will never give anything away. With that being said, I have to say OH MY GOD!!! Michelle Graves has completely outdone herself with See How She Fights, the second installment of The Chronicles of Izzy.
The story begins a few months after we left off in See How She Runs. Kennan and Izzy are living in Alabama, and while things seem pleasant and happy, Izzy is hiding her current dreams from Kennan. When they finally get to a point she can no longer hide, she reveals to him the nature of her nightmares, sending Kennan into instant guardian mode. The story completely unfolds from there. This book is powerful, smart, and beautifully written. We are introduced to a few new characters and see strong development in the old ones we loved so much.
Many consider this to be a young adult novel, and while I wouldn’t mind my fourteen year old niece reading it, I personally think it falls more under the new adult genre. Ms Graves is cautious regarding strong language. She’s descriptive, building scenes to picture perfect precision, but there are some very intense intimate scenes between Izzy and Kennan. They are not graphic by any means, but this is the reason I would consider it more of a new adult novel.
All in all, I give this book a five star rating. As I said in my previous review of See How She Runs, if you’re a fan of Twilight and The Mortal Instruments than you will LOVE this series.
Michelle Graves is a self-proclaimed nomad, moving every two to three years with her husband the Army man, her beautiful daughter, and a fat tailless cat named Torri.
When she is not writing away trying to purge her mind of yapping characters she can be found entertaining her daughter, attempting to craft (whilst trying not to injure herself with the glue gun), baking yummy treats, or reading.
She admits to having a restless spirit and forces her family to go out on adventures whenever possible. They lovingly play along.