Review: The Phoenix Nest by Arizona Tape

Posted July 25, 2022 by Lola in Contemporary, Fantasy, Review / 2 Comments

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The Phoenix NestThe Phoenix Nest (The Griffin Sanctuary #2)
by Arizona Tape

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Age Category: New Adult/ Adult
Type of romance: FF

Now Charlotte is apprenticed with the Griffin Sanctuary’s vet, she discovers more about the other mythical creatures living at there and the dangers they pose to the public, the keepers, and each other. With the Sanctuary’s phoenix eggs about to hatch, the staff’s main goal is to stop the hatchlings from burning down their own enclosure.

The Phoenix Nest is book two in the modern fantasy Griffin Sanctuary series. It is packed full of adventure, mythical creatures, and an f/f romantic sub-plot.

My Review

I really enjoyed the first book in this series and I was excited to continue this series. The Phoenix Nest was a great read, it’s just so fun to read and I really enjoyed following Charlotte along as she now is a vet apprentice and gets to work with different animals. This book mainly focused on the Phoenixes, but there are still appearances of the unicorns too as well as a house sphinx cat who lives at the clinic.

I liked seeing the new direction Charlotte’s work took in this book, where she was an intern in book 1 she is now an apprentice for the vet. This means she gets to work with more different animals. I liked how we get to see Charlotte’s thoughts and emotions about it all. I liked reading about the derpy phoenixes in this book. And also how this book touches upon some topics like the breeding animals, animals in captivity and what is best for the animals. There is a bit of a complicated situation that arises with the phoenixes and their attempt to breed them and it was excited to see it all unfold and learn more about these mythical animals.

One of my favorite parts of this book is learning more about the mythical animals. The way the author describes them makes them feel real with their own habits and characteristics and it’s amazing to see these mythical animals come alive. I like how real it all feels and it reminds me of visits to the zoo. I like how Charlotte works at the sanctuary and getting to see how she interacts with the animals.

There is a slow burn romance as well. The relationship between Felicity and Charlotte is deepening a bit in this story and I liked seeing how they interact now that they no longer are competing for the same job. I liked reading them, especially the scenes where they’re out and about in the sanctuary. I am looking forward to see how their relationship will progress.

To summarize: This was such a fun read! I love reading about the mythical animals at the sanctuary and in this book the spotlight is on the phoenixes. They are such derpy and interesting creatures and it was fun to read about them. There are also some scenes with unicorns again as well as a house Spinx that lives at the clinic. I like reading about Charlotte as she interacts with the animals and other characters. The story also touches upon some topics like keeping animals in captivity and what the right course of action is for the animals. It’s a great read and I really like the way the author brings these mythical animals to life and I get to learn about them. There is a slow burn romance too and I liked seeing how that progressed in this book.

4 Stars


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