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“My love for you is not confined to time, nor fate. It is a love that I will hold with me for an eternity, which is why I am not afraid. I swear to you that I will always be yours, even when I am not.”
In the sequel to Belladonna, a duke has been murdered and the lord of Thorn Grove has been framed. The elusive brother of Death has taken up residence in a curious estate nearby. And he’s hellbent on revenge after Death took the life of the woman he loved so deeply, now he is determined to have Signa for himself. At any cost.
Signa and her cousin, Blythe, are certain that Death’s brother, Fate, is the only person who can save Elijah Hawthorne from prison if they can stand his presence.
However, the more time the young women spend in Fate, the darker their current reality becomes. Especially as Signa begins to show powers that link her to Fate’s past. With danger around every corner, the young women must decide if they can trust one another as they navigate their futures in high society. While they unravel the murders that haunt their families and cleverly play Fate’s over-the-top games. Their destinies hanging in the balance.
Thoughts on the Plot
Adalyn Grace strikes again! She manages to pull you in right from the start and just as she did in Belladonna, she accomplishes in Foxglove.
This book has multiple POVs which worked at some points and didn’t at others. We get Blythe’s POV in this book which was as interesting as it was annoying.
Due to the multiple POVs in this book, we get less Death and Signa. I will take what I can get at this point when it comes to those two.
The plot felt a little bit like tug-o-war at times. Sometimes moving quite slowly, and other times speeding right along.
The atmosphere is still dark and moody and I loved it! We also get some fun world-building in this book as we visit Signa’s family estate, Foxglove.
Also, did you read this??? I desperately NEED to discuss that ending!
Thoughts on the Characters
Signa and Death are still *chefs kiss*.
As I mentioned briefly earlier, Blythe’s POV was a little whiny at times and we get quite a bit more of the side characters, like Charlotte in this book. Which doesn’t make sense until the end and that was a bit annoying.
Fate is introduced at the end of Belladonna and he is a troublemaker, but I love him for it.
While I don’t agree with all of these methods and all the chaos he caused out of stubbornness, I liked that he brought out new things in Signa. Which made her character even more fascinating, in my opinion.
Also, excuse me while I go sob in the corner because getting to know more about Signa’s parents and family through Foxglove was so interesting.
The ghosts and the history, I wanted so much more.
This is another multiple POV sequel and I didn’t hate it, but I also didn’t love it.
*cough*looking at you Two Twisted Crowns*cough*
I wanted so much more Death and Signa, but we had to share time with them for other characters, like Blythe and Fate.
I loved Blythe at the end of the novel though, giving Fate a taste of his own medicine absolutely made my day.
However, I will just patiently be waiting for Wisteria to publish because I need it like yesterday, but alas August 2024 will get here before I have even thought about it.
While Belladonna got a 5 out of 5 stars from me, Foxglove gets a solid 4.25 out of 5 stars from me. I didn’t love it enough to give it another .5 but enough that I couldn’t rate it less than 4.