What can I say, that I have not yet said about Stacey Rourkes writing? She is amazing with words, the way she paints clear pictures of sceneries, bringing the characters to life and getting you submerged in a world that you can get lost in, learning all there is to learn about everything.
Entombed in Glass is the second book in the Unfortunate Souls Chronicles, the first book beings with Rise of the Sea Witch, which if you have not read, stop here, go and read it first. There is background story for the characters in this book , which is essential in understanding what is going on, as this book picks up right where Rise of the Sea witch ends.
Alastor is the main character in this story, he was Vanessa love interest. When he wakes on the beach he realizes that he is not dead, and sees Vanessa, paining him to try and cry out to her with no luck. This sparks a fire in him to do everything he can to get back to her. Striking a deal with Hades, whom promises to reunite them after Alastor helps him. As the deal is done Alastor is thrown into a world that he was not familiar with.
The journey in which Hades has sent Alastor on is not easy, and it introduces old and new characters. This is where Sterling (oh how I love Sterling) falls into the story, literally falls from a tree. (hmmm wonder what story he is from). Alastor and Sterling travel from place to place throughout this book and have become allies. When they get to Neverland it takes a dark turn that makes you think of Neverland in different way. The story progresses and you are wondering if Alastor will ever catch a break.
Nope!!!! Not even close but that is why Stacey's writing is so well, she keeps you on your toes and you never know what is going to happen to her characters.
I love that this book kinda shys away from the love story, yes he is trying to get back to his love Vanessa, but it's more about the journey and the mission he is on than that of the love story. The ending of this book you never see coming, and that is where Stacey is amazing as an author. You may think you know where the book is going to go but she takes you into a completely different direction.
I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. A fairy-tale retelling not like others. You get to see a different side to, Snow White, Peter Pan, Neverland, and a little glimpse of Wonderland!?! I cannot wait to see what book 3 will have in store... All I have to say is it better get a little MAD HERE!