Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation under siege Ghost hunters hope to glimpse the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire each night, and reporters chase rumors of a stolen shipment of Civil War gold that may be hidden at Colesworth Place The chaos turns dangerous as Cassie hires a team of archeologists to excavate beneath the mansion ruins, because is buried there than treasureA stranger filled with magic arrives at Watson s Landing claiming that the key to the Watson and Beaufort gifts and the Colesworth curse also lies beneath the mansion With a mix of threats and promises, the man convinces Barrie and Cassie to cast a spell there at midnight But what he conjures may have deadly consequencesWhile Barrie struggles to make sense of the escalating peril and her growing and forbidden feelings for Eight Beaufort, it s impossible to know whom to trust and what to fight for Millions of dollars and the fate of the founding families is at stake Now Barrie must choose between what she feels deep in her heart and what will keep Watson s Landing safe


10 thoughts on “Persuasion

  1. Martina Boone Martina Boone says:

    I needstars to thank all the people who are responsible for pulling this book together My editor and the amazing team at Simon Pulse, my critique partners and beta readers, and the wonderful Compulsion street team members who helped out with ideas, reading, and mental health support You all ROCK Thank you I needstars to thank all the people who are responsible for pulling this book together My editor and the amazing team at Simon Pulse, my critique partners and beta readers, and the wonderful Compulsion street team members who helped out with ideas, reading, and mental health support You all ROCK Thank you


  2. Liza Wiemer Liza Wiemer says:

    Cover Absolutely GORGEOUS We have kissing like THIS Hold on to the edge of your seat, because PERSUASION takes you on a ride that will leave you breathless Martina Boone does an extraordinary job weaving together history, magic, mystery, and modern times She unspools questions like the Fire Carrier unspools his ball of flames across the river Readers will swoon over Eight and Barrie, pray that they ll make it as a couple Is Eight with Barrie because she wants him and he wants to give Cover Absolutely GORGEOUS We have kissing like THIS Hold on to the edge of your seat, because PERSUASION takes you on a ride that will leave you breathless Martina Boone does an extraordinary job weaving together history, magic, mystery, and modern times She unspools questions like the Fire Carrier unspools his ball of flames across the river Readers will swoon over Eight and Barrie, pray that they ll make it as a couple Is Eight with Barrie because she wants him and he wants to give her whatever she wants Is their love for each other real Or is it because of the magical gifts each one has Barrie s ability to find things and his ability to know what other people want The questions won t stop there Readers are introduced to Obadiah and his magic Who is he Is he evil What is his connection to the curse plaguing Cassie And what is going on with Cassie More games What kind of persuasion is influencing these characters Why did Seven break up with Pru years ago, when clearly he loves her Why is Seven keeping secrets from Eight Can the curse be broken Will Barrie get to keep her gift Will Eight be burdened by his Will the archeologists find the missing gold or something unexpected, perhaps evil, on the Colesworth estate The biggest question of all WHAT S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT So, take a breathGet comfort where you canAnd be patient OKAY, I CAN T BE PATIENT I absolutely, positively MUST have the third book in this series If you haven t read COMPULSION, get it now Fall in love with the history, Southern charm, romance, magic, mystery, rich scenes, clever, smart writing, and all those questions Oh And I forgot to mention the food references I will be searching for recipes, just like the amazing COMPULSION Woopie pie cake Heidi from YA Bibliophile made for our Novel Cuisine Luncheon which is once again mentioned in PERSUASION Drool Without any doubt, PERSUASION will be on my top reads list of 2015 Thank you so much to SimonTeen and Martina Boone for the advanced copy


  3. Jaime (Two Chicks on Books) Jaime (Two Chicks on Books) says:

    Just as magical as Compulsion Martina sure knows how to write a beautiful story with compelling characters, mystery, magic, romance, and southern recipes that make me hungry I can t wait for the third book in this series And I hope we get to seeof Berg I have a new crush


  4. Lindsay Cummings Lindsay Cummings says:

    Amazing sequel video review coming today


  5. Reading Teen Reading Teen says:

    Beautiful, lyrical, haunting, mysterious, romantic, rich, thoughtful, dangerous, atmospheric and complex.I love this book Review to come


  6. Alyssa Alyssa says:

    Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Persuasion by Martina BooneBook Two of The Heirs of Watson Island seriesPublisher Simon PulsePublication Date October 27, 2015Rating 2 starsSource eARC from EdelweissSummary from Goodreads Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation under siege Ghost hunters hope to glimpse the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire each night, an Review posted on The Eater of Books blog Persuasion by Martina BooneBook Two of The Heirs of Watson Island seriesPublisher Simon PulsePublication Date October 27, 2015Rating 2 starsSource eARC from EdelweissSummary from Goodreads Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation under siege Ghost hunters hope to glimpse the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire each night, and reporters chase rumors of a stolen shipment of Civil War gold that may be hidden at Colesworth Place The chaos turns dangerous as Cassie hires a team of archeologists to excavate beneath the mansion ruins Becauseis buried there than treasure.A stranger filled with magic arrives at Watson s Landing claiming that the key to the Watson and Beaufort gifts and the Colesworth curse also lies beneath the mansion With a mix of threats and promises, the man convinces Barrie and Cassie to cast a spell there at midnight But what he conjures may have deadly consequences.While Barrie struggles to make sense of the escalating peril and her growing and forbidden feelings for Eight Beaufort, it s impossible to know whom to trust and what to fight for Eight or herself Millions of dollars and the fate of the founding families is at stake Now Barrie must choose between what she feels deep in her heart and what will keep Watson s Landing safe in this stunning addition to a series filled with decadent settings, mysterious magic, and family histories rife with debauchery Kirkus Reviews, on Compulsion.What I Liked Another heavily disappointing novel Yesterday s review Scandal Takes the Stage by Eva Leigh was not impressive, and this book was unfortunately similar in disappointment It s awkward because I m a member of Martina s private street team, and I love Martina I just met her on Saturday at the Balti Book Festival , and she was the sweetest I love working with her, so I m extremely disappointed that I didn t like this novel More mad at myself than the book, I think Barrie is still recovering from the crushing grief over Mark s death, as well as the trauma from what her cousin Cassie did to her and Eight Back at Watson s Landing, Barrie discovers a new magic, through a stranger who doesn t seem human He wants her to find something that will break the Colesworth curse, or he ll take away her ability Find it and he ll grant a favor But Barrie must sneak around behind everyone s back, include Eight s Will she risk it all, including losing Eight, in order to save everyone I m sitting here completely still, trying to dredge up things that I liked about this book The cover, for one, though that s completely out of the author s control The author s handling of PTSD, in one of the secondary characters I was not expecting PTSD in this particular character, nor did I expect the trauma that the character suffered The author did an excellent job of setting up this shocking secret It s not a big secret the changes the plot of the book or series, but it is quite important and is a big part of the climax.I m also a huge fan of my cameo in this book There is an Alyssa in this book, specifically because myself and Alyssa H are part of Martina s street team Very cool Okay, moving on, unfortunately What I Did Not Like I ll try to keep this as short as possible, because I know I have a tendency to go on and on, and I don t want to say too many specific things Things with which I had issues Barrie Eight s relationship, Barrie, the story.Barrie are and Eight fighting literally from the beginning of the story And then they re kissing all the time And then back to arguing It s exhausting I was sick of their s by the end of the first few chapters Barrie develops a complex in which she feels the need to push Eight away, and then Seven wants her to stay away from Eight too And yet, Barrie will be arguing with Eight, and in the next page, they ll be kissing.To me, there is nothing romantic about this It was a total turn off, to go from arguing to kissing to arguing and then to kissing Barrie and Eight s relationship is so messed up Barrie is hiding just about everything in her life from him When she meets the weird stranger who seems to be able to disappear into the air, she lies and tells Eight that it s nothing Everything is nothing to Barrie she doesn t trust anyone.And she is incredibly selfish, and hypocritical She expects everyone to be totally up front and honest with her, and yet, she lies to EVERYONE Not just Eight Pru, Seven, herself Her lies hurt people Her lies are selfish She lies and then makes decisions for people without asking or at least telling them So many lies in this book, especially to Eight And Eight knows when she is lying he can tell if she is trying to hide what she wants from him , yet he doesn t want to give up on her.See, their relationship is so imbalanced I felt like Eight was saying a lot of I can t stay mad at you and gosh what you do to me and you are amazing , my life is nothing without you , etc The usual cliche, melodramatic BS sorry not sorry Meanwhile, Barrie is lying and sneaking around and being hypocritical and yelling at Eight at every turn And still expects him to forgive her This relationship is so one sided Eight is the one making all the effort, and Barrie is doing a great of taking advantage of him, whether or not she realizes it she does.Not to mention that Barrie makes some ridiculous, dumb decisions With some of her decisions, if she didn t make a few of them, there would be no book But all of her decisions are so incredibly stupid She s supposed to be smart It didn t show at any point in this book, unfortunately Basically, I had a ton of issues with Barrie, Barrie and Eight s relationship, and all things related to Barrie Difficult dislike to have, no The story was also boring, disjointed, and very anticlimactic I can t say much without giving away spoilers, but I was highly disappointed in how the plot moved, as well as the climax The climax was not nearly as epic and interesting as I d expected NOTHING is resolved, especially in terms of history So disappointing Bottom line Barrie and Eight s relationship was too toxic for me to actually enjoy this story Eight is so one dimensional perhaps it was hard for the author to construct the characters in third person limited , and Barrie is hard to like in this book While I think the author is trying to show character development in Barrie, she has turned Barrie into a highly unlikable character, and it reflects badly on the plot Would I Recommend It This is tricky While I clearly didn t love this novel, I think I might still read Illusion book three next year The ending of this book was good, so I might give book three a chance So, I don t recommend Persuasion, but I liked Compulsion, and I am curious enough to want to read the next book in the series.Rating 2.5 stars rounded down to 2 stars I am disappointed that I did not like this novel, but glad that I read it It s unfortunate that so much of the story was just character relationship driven, and the plot story outside of the romance is in poor shape If you ve read this novel, let me know what you thought of it


  7. Beth (YA Books Central) Beth (YA Books Central) says:

    Perceptions were fickle things, as formless as smoke and just as dangerous Weeks ago, when Barrie had first seen the plantation her mother had run away from in her teens, the light clawing through the the haunts of Spanish moss along the avenue of ancient oaks had seemed ominous, and the down at the heels mansion beyond the trees had appeared forbiddingPersuasion is the sequel to the phenomenal book Compulsion about a young girl who has the ability to find lost things Persuasion picksPerceptions were fickle things, as formless as smoke and just as dangerous Weeks ago, when Barrie had first seen the plantation her mother had run away from in her teens, the light clawing through the the haunts of Spanish moss along the avenue of ancient oaks had seemed ominous, and the down at the heels mansion beyond the trees had appeared forbiddingPersuasion is the sequel to the phenomenal book Compulsion about a young girl who has the ability to find lost things Persuasion picks up right where Compulsion left off and Barrie is recovering from her godfather, Mark s, death and she is still trying to figure out why Cassie betrayed her when she is thrown into another intriguing mystery at Watson s Island I was completely and utterly wrapped up in Compulsion and had no idea how Persuasion could be any better..and then I opened the book Persuasion is so full of emotion and heart and the writing is so lyrical and descriptive and I really felt as though I was experiencing each moment right along with Barrie and Eight The story is an breath taking family saga with deep dark secrets that can affect every aspect of Barrie and Eight s lives and their friends and family The secrets and twists are so muchintense in Persuasion and really dig into human nature and real life issues I loved the introduction of new characters and all the new mysteries that came along with themand of course I LOVE the southern aspect of the story since I am from the South and totally understand the charm that really sets the atmosphere for this amazing book The one thing that bothered me a little was how much turmoil that was going on within Barrie and Eight s relationship They seemed to be so tense with each other and so many issues kept occurring that seemed to pull them apart I really wanted Barrie and Eight to experience happiness and hopefully the 3rd book will reflect thisAt that moment, the gifts didn t matter There was only skin, and breath, and touch For that moment, in that moment, they were each enoughThe whole story was so fascinating and I just felt like the intensity just continued to build throughout the whole book Each chapter was so engaging and a new twist was introduced and just totally had me engrossed in this phenomenal story I still feel as though there isto Seven Barrie s Mothers story and I really hope we learnabout their past in Book 3, Illusion Southern charm meets spell binding mystery in this amazing sequel to Compulsion.full of suspense, magic, intrigue, and secretsthis book will have you turning pages deep into the night


  8. Lelia Nebeker Lelia Nebeker says:

    So much love for this series Book 2 is very different from Compulsion, but still completely engrossing Martina Boone does an amazing job of exploringof the characters introduced in the first book especially Cassie and Seven We also learnabout the curse and its conditions, as well as the history of Watson Island It hasof an eerie feel than the first book, and the stakes are definitely even higher in the sequel And of course, there s plenty of the stalwart and sassy Eight So much love for this series Book 2 is very different from Compulsion, but still completely engrossing Martina Boone does an amazing job of exploringof the characters introduced in the first book especially Cassie and Seven We also learnabout the curse and its conditions, as well as the history of Watson Island It hasof an eerie feel than the first book, and the stakes are definitely even higher in the sequel And of course, there s plenty of the stalwart and sassy Eight Beaufort swoon I can t wait for book 3


  9. Alicia Marie Alicia Marie says:

    Dark voodoo magic, southern charm, family secrets, complicated love, southern folklore, buried treasure, and ancient curses This combination makes for an amazing second book to a wonderful series Read my full review at www.booklovinalicia.blogspot.comThanks to Edelweiss for allowing me to read a digital ARC Dark voodoo magic, southern charm, family secrets, complicated love, southern folklore, buried treasure, and ancient curses This combination makes for an amazing second book to a wonderful series Read my full review at www.booklovinalicia.blogspot.comThanks to Edelweiss for allowing me to read a digital ARC


  10. Sandee Sandee says:

    THE RAINBOW READATHON VioletI m changing the violet book I originally planned on reading for the readathon Since I got approved for this arc, I can t help but not want to read this first.Thank you Simon and Schuster for approving my request.