on Feb. 4, 2016 :
In Gilded Moon, readers quickly discover that the closeness that the daughters were achieving in the first book is not easy to maintain as they are still reeling from the loss and betrayal caused by Rhyan's departure. We get to see how the resulting exhaustion and distrust between the daughters affect their powers and their relationships with each other; if the grass is really greener in Axiom's part of the world as we check in on Rhyan; and discover the mistakes that some people made in their interpretations of Samhelia's prophecy.
I enjoyed Fated Volition, the first book in The Sapphire Star Saga, so I have been looking forward to reading Gilded Moon. Meinhold did not miss a beat as she picked up a little over a month after the battle with the giants in Fated Volition. Within the first few pages, readers get the impression that all is not well with the daughters as Meinhold quickly draws readers into the world she has created.
Gilded Moon is fantastic, wondrous, romantic, and sometimes dark; it was easy to immerse myself in, and difficult to remove myself from, the world that Meinhold created. I am looking forward to the next book in The Sapphire Star Saga.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)