REVIEW by Charity: Toxic Part One (Celestra #7) by Addison Moore (@Addison_Moore , @plantingmoon )
Skyla Messenger’s days are numbered.
With an angelic Faction War riding on her shoulders, and her mother’s newfound need to cozy with the enemy, Skyla also has to deal with the fact someone close to her has openly deceived her.
Skyla learns that sometimes in life, and in love, things aren’t always what they seem.
Toxic is the seventh installment in Addison Moore’s Celestra series. Originally the series was going to end on book seven, but, apparently book seven was too large and therefore, has been split and made into a two-parter. Thus, it sort of makes it hard for me to review.
This is the first time in this whole series I will not be giving Ms. Moore a 5 star rating. Gosh, even typing that hurt my soul. My only hope is that the second part to book 7 is so awesome that I have to come back here and eat my words. Don’t get me wrong, the book is not bad. It’s just,..well,…nothing really happens.
Skyla is still in love with Logan, and Gage. In lust with Marshall and quite possibly, wouldn’t mind a little tête-à-tête between the sheets with Ellis. Yes, yes, yes, this we already know.
Then there is the whole faction war. Yeah, it’s still going strong and Skyla keeps botching it and every other thing she touches. Again, I am still left wondering, how is Ms. Moore is going to wrap this up? The same stuff keeps happening and I feel like I’ve been sucked into some sort of crazy loop of events. Call me impatient, but after 6 previous books I want something new, more, with perhaps some resolutions.
Okay, you see how difficult this is?!? Knowing that there is a second and final installment gives me pause and consideration when writing up a review. I honestly have faith that it’ll all get sussed out in the end and we will get all the answers to all of our burning questions. Well, okay, that’s my hope at least and I think Ms. Moore is a talented enough Author that she can pull that off.
It’s no secret to many of my friends that I am a huge fan of Addison Moore. A witty Author, with prose so beautiful and eloquent it makes me want to cry. Even when her characters are being funny, there is still so much depth and grace in her words. So in that respect, I love reading her work, regardless of the conflict and resolution.
I am anxious to see how this series will wrap-up.
I give Toxic 4 stars. Based on the merit of beautiful writing, not storyline.