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The Sign of the Serpent by Majanka Verstraete - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

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The Sign of the Serpent
Majanka Verstraete
(The Adventures of Marisol Holmes #2)
Published by: Firefly Hill Press
Publication date: February 12th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Meet Marisol Holmes: High School Student, jaguar shifter, and great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes. She’s solved countless supernatural cases, but her next one’s the hardest yet. Why?
Marisol is about to lose her heart.
Two days ago, terrible events shattered the very foundation of the Conclave. Now, Marisol Holmes swears she’ll stop at nothing to destroy the man she once loved: her arch nemesis, Mannix.
But when a cryptic clue left by Mannix leads Marisol to a secret room that once belonged to her father, she realizes that hunting down Mannix won’t be that easy. If she wants to catch him, she’ll have to retrace the steps of her own past and discovers secrets that might have been best left buried.
When the hunt for Mannix brings Marisol to London, she teams up again with Roan and Wyatt on a quest for the truth that leads her through the dark alleys of London, to shady shifter pubs, to libraries cloaked in magic, and eventually to an abandoned castle in Scotland that once belonged to her family.
But Mannix is as sadistic as he’s smart. At every turn, Marisol and her friends face harsh truths and deadly puzzles, and risk their lives to uncover a past that should stay buried. With the stakes getting higher and Marisol’s attraction to Roan growing, can Marisol deny what she truly wants, even if it puts her new love on a collision course with her villainous ex?
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My Review
The Sign of the Serpent is the second book in the Adventures of Marisol Holmes series. It picks up immediately after the events of the first book, so if you haven't had the chance to read that one yet, you may want to do so before tackling this one.
I will try to keep my review as spoiler-free as possible, but I would highly recommend grabbing a copy of book one ASAP. I love this series so much!

In the sequel, Marisol is dealing with the repercussions of what happened at the end of book one. Not only is her crazy ex, Mannix, still on the loose, but now she has to contend with the secrets of her past. Marisol never knew her father, but with new clues and discoveries shedding some light, she uncovers more about him than she could have ever bargained for. 

There's mystery, action, and even some romance going on in The Sign of the Serpent. The characters are still just as enjoyable and likeable (or not-so-likeable) as they were in the first book, although there are a few new character additions that make things even more interesting. 

I really enjoyed the intrigue and quick pacing of the story. It held my attention and had me flipping eagerly through the pages, curious to see what sort of insanity might unfold next. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in the series! 

I give The Sign of the Serpent 4 stars. Check it out!
Author Bio:
Author Majanka Verstraete has written more than twenty unique works of fiction. A native of Belgium, Majanka’s novels explore the true nature of monsters: the good, the bad, and just about every species in between. Her young adult books include the acclaimed Mirrorland (YA Dark Fantasy) and Angel of Death (YA Paranormal) series of novels.


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  1. Thanks for being on the tour! This sounds like a fun read! :)

  2. Thank you so much for your review! I really appreciate it. When you have time, could you also post it on Amazon? It helps a lot :)

    1. You're very welcome! :) I'll get it posted to Amazon now. Thanks for reminding me.


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