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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