The Loss (The Originals #2)

 
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Release Date
March 31, 2015
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978-0373788903
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Family is power. The Original vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together always and forever. But even when you're immortal, promises are hard to keep. After a hurricane destroyed their city, Klaus, Elijah and Rebekah Mikaelson have rebuilt New Orleans to even greater glory. The year is 1766. The witches live on the fringes in the bayou. The werewolves have fled. But still, Klaus isn't satisfied. He wants more. He wants power. But when Klaus finally finds a witch who will perform a spell to give him what he desires most, she secretly uses Klaus to unleash a curse—one that brings back hundreds of her ancestors—and begins a war to reclaim New Orleans. As the siblings fight off the attack, only one thing's for certain—the result will be a bloodbath.

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Thrlling sequel full of new twists and turns
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4.3
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4.0
In the second installment of The Originals prequel trilogy, Klaus, Rebekah, and Elijah Mikaelson realize how quickly they can fall from the power they worked so hard to secure. The nuances built in the first book continue over in this sequel, leaving every plot point full of excitement and power. Rebekah, hoping to relax and mend, and Elijah, happy in his place of peace, have their world shaken as Klaus, desperate and grieving, makes a bargain that will change everything.

While Rebekah and Klaus got a strong dose of romance in the first book, Elijah gets a chance at love now. His character, full of so much nobility and loyalty, shines in this story, and his own darkness comes out as he steadfastly fights to keep his place and his family in tack. The new character, Lisette, fits nicely among the family and brings a new element of hope for both Elijah and Rebekah. Meanwhile, Klaus’s character encounters realistic grief, sacrifice, and a growing knowledge that his actions to have consequences for himself.

The rich world of vampires, werewolves, and witches is rich with detail, though I do wish there was a little more building of 1766 New Orleans itself. However, the world within the supernatural is wonderfully drawn, and it is easy to get caught up in the lines of war and peace between all three groups, especially as a new creature starts to emerge.

Fans of this series will devour this second installment and leave the story eager for the conclusion. The Originals family is one readers won’t soon forget with each of the member’s distinctive personality and lethal surroundings.
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