Title: Quinlan’s Secret (The Elders Book 2)
Author: Cailyn Lloyd
Release date: May 20th, 2020
I connected with Cailyn recently when I had tweeted out about always being open to review pretty much anything. When we emailed, I had misread her email and snagged ‘Shepherd’s Warning (The Elders Book 1)’ when she was actually emailing about ‘Quinlan’s Secret (The Elders Book 2).’ I dove into Book 1, which was a fun time and immediately started Book 2 once finished. Having read them back to back, I must say, watching Lloyd develop this world that’s been created is truly amazing.
What I liked: Book 2 follows Josh and Kiera as they renovate a building and open up a tavern. Really quickly, we discover that a lot of accidents and deaths have occurred related to the building. Soon, Josh discovers a hidden door that leads to an underground space.
It is from here that Lloyd really excels, creating a claustrophobic read that really had me wondering just what was going on and when people start going missing and things really begin to get worse, Lloyd never once let’s up.
This is the second book in the planned trilogy so it will be interesting to see just what is in store for the finale.
What I didn’t like: I found this one was rock solid compared to Book 1. Saying that, there were a few characters introduced that I really didn’t care for or connect with, so when something would happen with them, I didn’t have that much of an emotional reaction. That will happen a lot with secondary characters in most books, so I can’t really quantify that as a negative, just something I found! That’ll change from reader to reader!
Why you should buy this: I mean, really – secret door and an underground passage. If you read those six words and are intrigued, then you’ll need to see what happens! Cailyn is a fantastic writer and this world of The Elders Books she’s crafted have been really enjoyable to discover!