April 2013 Archive

Silencing Breath

13633048by: Joanne Brothwell

Published: March 15th, 2013

From Goodreads: Silencing Breath, book two in the Stealing Breath series.

Just as Sarah Ross is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an Indigo Child and settling into a normal life with her beloved Evan, her entire world shatters when Evan disappears without a trace.

Desperate to find him, Sarah’s search leads her to a sadistic serial killer who confirms her worst fears are true; Evan has been kidnapped, and he is once again in the clutches of his abusive family of necromancers.

Sarah uncovers not only Evan’s dark past he tried so desperately to protect her from, but also The Key of Solomon, an ancient text for summoning the dead.

Knowing her abilities are limited in the face of this ancient power, Sarah is forced to face the Malandanti in order to save him. However, one question remains: once he is found, will Evan be the same man she fell in love with?

 

I was really looking forward to this book. I liked the first one and I was hoping I would completely fall in love with this one. I did, but not at all in the way that I expected. Joanne Brothwell is a very talented author and I think it’s awesome that she was able to take the story in a direction that I didn’t see coming. I finished the book in no time at all because I couldn’t stop turning the pages to find out what was going to happen. I was sad that Evan disappeared. I really fell in love with him in the first book and I wanted to hear more about him in this novel, but instead I learned a lot more about the world these characters live in. Taking Evan away also made me that much more eager to see him reunited with Sarah. I think that Sarah grew up a lot as a character in this installment. She’s a lot more mature emotionally than she was in the first one and I love how devoted she was to Evan and how willing she is to fight for him. We got to see a darker side to Evan and he wasn’t just the hero we fell in love with in the first novel, he became more real and I think that shows the author’s ability for character development. I am still upset that I don’t fully understand the Indigo and Sapphire Child’s powers. But if I knew everything I guess I wouldn’t have anything to look forward to with the third installment. I really can’t wait to read it and I hope that all of you romance/paranormal/young adult fans pick up this book. (And the first one, of course.) It’s a fascinating world with lots of plot twists that keep you turning the pages. Oh, and if you’re anything like me and find the idea of dark magic and necromancy intriguing, you’ll love this book. I would definitely recommend it. 🙂 Also, the cover is gorgeous! I love it!

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Taken in the Night

17315263by: Tara Fox Hall

Pages: 250

Published: January 28th, 2013 by Melange Books

ISBN: 9781612355

From Goodreads: When Theo disappears, Sar is left bereft, the uncertain guardian of Theo’s newly born werecougar daughter, Elle. As months pass, clues emerge about Theo’s disappearance, yet the twisting trail ends repeatedly without answer. In her grief, Sar turns to Danial and hesitantly begins to build a life with him and Elle.

 

This was my favorite book of this series by far. I didn’t have the same issue as I did with the last one. While the reader still might be confused if they chose to pick up this book without reading the other two, I feel like there was enough backstory explained that it wouldn’t have been nearly has confusing as if they had started with the second one. I loved the direction this story has taken. I wasn’t sure what I was hoping for and I didn’t know what was going to happen next. There are definitely times that I want to pick Sar up and shake her. I feel like some of her decisions aren’t necessarily the best ones and it makes me dislike her sometimes. I love the chemistry she has with Danial though. A lot of times in stories like this I can’t feel the chemistry and that makes it much easier for me to stop caring about what happens to their relationship. That has never been the case in this series though. This installment is an emotional roller coaster from start to finish and it was hard to put down. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of the paranormal genre. I would, of course, recommend starting with the first one, but if you don’t want to do that, this one is a great one. It won’t leave you disappointed. It’s full of emotion and suspense. 🙂 I can’t wait for the next book and you won’t be able to wait either once you read the last page of this one. 🙂

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Memoirs of a Sith Lord

by: Steven R. Brandt

Link to this story: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9139595/1/Memoirs-of-a-Sith-Lord

I normally don’t post reviews for fanfic. This is an exception. What I really liked about this story is that not only do you get the story from Vader’s perspective, but everything that you know about the Star Wars universe gets flipped around. Padme was evil right along side her husband. I thought that was excellent. I love the idea of evil Padme. This story also makes her death a lot cooler than it was in the movies. I would suggest reading this story just for that. I also loved Jar-Jar’s character in this story. I don’t want to give anything away, but it pretty much fixed the issues I had with the movies, except for maybe Obi-Wan’s character. I didn’t care for him very much in this story, but that’s not really important. I think this is a very creative and well-written fanfiction. Anyone who claims to be a Star Wars fan should check it out. One of my favorite lines: “”Think you can use the Dark Side to do good, do you Lord Vader?” Yoda asks. “What?” I ask. I always have the worst time understanding Yoda. Honestly, I think there’s something wrong with him.” Love it! Check it out. 🙂

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