5.0 out of 5 stars Great YA, January 13, 2013
This review is from: The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell: Hydra's Nest (Paperback)
The Adventures of Jewel Cardwell has the makings of a great series. In the first few pages, Jewel catches your attention and leaves you craving more. Jewel is a character that starts as a rebellious teen, but by the end of Hydra's Nest, she grows into herself as a young woman. This coupled with the fact that she is under a curse that could endanger her loved ones, in a country on the brink of civil war, and trying to decide between two very hot...er.... different boys makes for one of the most interesting plot lines I've ever seen.
Mrs. Hancock has written a beautiful, mysterious novel that captured her characters perfectly. Jewels' sidekicks bring a sense of humor and sadness to this novel and they provide a perfect offset to the mystery. I can't wait to read the sequel, The Sorcerer's Purgatory, and see what Jewel (or Mrs. Hancock) does next. http://www.amazon.com/Fumi-Hancock/e/B009BHBI6S