Review: Courage

Dec •  18 •  2013
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: CourageCourage by Carrie Butler
Published by Self-Published on October 15th 2013
Genres: New Adult-Paranormal/Fantasy
Source: Bought
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Courage (Mark of Nexus #2) is a New Adult paranormal romance that features four unique points-of-view. The novel is best enjoyed afterStrength (Mark of Nexus #1).

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Making a deal with the bad guys wasn’t the highlight of Rena Collins’ semester, but hey, it saved her boyfriend. Now, in order to appease the human-altering organization known as ERA, she’ll crawl under their microscope while they study the Mark of Nexus and plot their eye-glazed version of the future--until she realizes that’s not all they’re plotting.

Wallace Blake has always known his girlfriend is unlike most girls. But now that information has surfaced regarding the two bloodlines that balance his supernatural race, he finally understands why. Rena belongs to one of them. She’s been augmenting his power, all along...

Enter: Corynn Catley. Brought into the country under the guise of an internship, she’s intended to become ERA’s secret weapon. Kind of. Her abilities cancel out Wallace’s, rendering him powerless, but that’s exactly what he’s always wanted. Too bad it only works when his girlfriend’s not around.

All the while, Rena fails to notice the crush her geeky best friend,Aiden Ross, is nursing. He’d give anything for her to see him in a new light--even reinvent himself through questionable means--but there’s a reason people are told to be careful what they wish for. Finding the courage to tell her could put everyone’s lives in danger.

Immediately following the first book, I wasn’t no time  going to Amazon and purchasing the second. After that ending, I was hooked and wanted more.

Plot: So in this plot, things get much more difficult for Rena and Wallace. They are faced with lots of  obstacles and they really need each other if their going to beat it. This plot is also filled with so many emotions. Lots of shocks, happiness and above all heart ache. So many good things fall into their lap but not without it being a sacrifice.

Love: This part moved me so much. It hurt to read it. I mean, they are trying but many things came against them at one time that they could not see their future the way they did before. It was clouded with uncertainty and lies. Lies that in the end, destroyed a love all for power. Be assured that this love and plot contains many plot twists that you don’t want to put it down.

Ending: Once pieces of the puzzle starts to come together I began to realize that they is something bigger at play. I like how well things came together and how well the reader is pushed to such a dramatic ending. I can not wait to read the next book!!

This is a great sequel. I totally adored it and would read it again, despite the pain it cause me. I thoroughly enjoyed the emotions, the twists and turns , and not to mention all the drama that goes on. It’s non-stop entertainment that I could use more of. Sometimes life throws us unexpected circumstances. And the questions stands. Do you have courage to fight? If so, give this book a chance.

I give it 5 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Ellen
    Dec 18, 2013

    Great review! I loved this book and this series.

    • Savannah
      Dec 18, 2013

      Awesome! I’m hooked on it. I need the next book already 🙂

  2. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Dec 18, 2013

    Interesting! Love the cover and glad you enjoyed both books so much 🙂
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

    • Savannah
      Dec 19, 2013

      Thank you for stopping by! I hope you get a chance to read these books.

  3. Oh no! You have added 2 more books to my wishlist! Yes, both sound so good. The first because you had to immediately get this one, the second because you loved it so much.

    • Savannah
      Dec 19, 2013

      YAY! You add lots of books to my wishlist as well 😛

  4. Candace
    Dec 18, 2013

    I like that the cover doesn’t show any faces. This sounds like a good series!

    • Savannah
      Dec 19, 2013

      It is a fantastic series. I do adore the covers 🙂

  5. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Dec 20, 2013

    Sounds cool! I haven’t heard of this series, so thanks!