I thoroughly enjoyed reading Landry Park by Bethany Hagen a few weeks ago. I was tickled pink when I found out that Jubilee Manor, book 2 and conclusion to this series was due to be released shortly. No long waiting! :)
The cover for Jubilee Manor is breathtaking. The blend of colors in the scenery along with that gorgeous dress - pretty impressive!
The story can be described as a blend of dystopian society meets Gone with The Wind. Where the genteel old southern way of living combines with sci-fi twists and turns creating a story that is an engaging, enticing read!
Jubilee Manor combines romance, mystery, action and a fight to right the wrongs of a beleaguered world. Madeline, the Landry heir, started out in the first book as a confused, shy girl but within this second book, she finds herself and comes of age.
I appreciated that she is realistically portrayed as a strong female and yet one who struggles to live up to other's expectations and even those she has for herself. At times, she finds it almost too much to bear.
Madeline makes mistakes and tries to correct them, finds a deeper love than she ever dreamed of - all while trying to save a world gone mad.
This story is beautifully written and full of richly diverse characters and it will keep you riveted till the very end!
Rating: 4.5 stars!