(The Dark Heroine # 2)
By: Abigail Gibbs
Pub. Date: January 30, 2014
Publisher: William Marrow Paperbacks
Autumn Rose has the chance to save the world she loves. But how much will she have to sacrifice to achieve it?
In Autumn Rose, book two of her breathtaking series, Abigail Gibbs draws us even further into the dangerous and romantic world of the Dark Heroines.
After reading, The Dark Heroine, I couldn't wait to read the next book in the series. While I didn't enjoy The Dark Heroine as much as I was hoping I would, I was still intrigued with the story and wanted to see where it was going to take us. Autumn Rose begins around the same time as The Dark Heroine, just in another dimension, and it eventually leads up to the same events.
I really liked the main characters in Autumn Rose much better then the ones in the first book. Autumn was strong and honest. We first meet her in The Dark Heroine, but we don't really know much about her except that she is the first heroine. She was very dark and mysterious. In Autumn Rose we get to see her in a whole other light. She was just a normal girl! I really enjoyed watching her grow and accept her fate. Fallon, the Prince and Autumn's love interest was a great character. I felt that there was a lot of depth to him and I loved his character for that reason. The two of them had a great connection and I enjoyed watching them first meet and eventually get together.
While I wasn't a huge fan of Kasper and Violet in the first book, I liked seeing them again and seeing what they were up to now. The Dark Heroine ended on somewhat of a cliffhanger, so I loved seeing what ended up happening to them.
I think the whole plot of The Dark Heroine series is really interesting. We don't learn much about the other dimensions in the first book, but in Autumn Rose we learn about each one of them. There is so much story to explore and so many characters to meet. I like the idea that there is going to be a Heroine from each dimension.
Even though I am a fan of the story/plot itself, I think my problem lies in the writing. In both stories, I found myself getting bored. I think this is what stopped me from giving either book anymore than 3 stars. I think with more practice, Abigail Gibbs can easily become a best selling author.