Thursday, September 11, 2014

SILVER SHADOWS by Richelle Mead

Bloodlines Book #5


Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.


2.5 OUT OF 5 *Stars*

This is one of those reviews that I’m sitting here, staring at the screen, wondering how to formulate helpful words around what I thought of the book.  Maybe my anti-excitement over this review stems from the utter lack of excitement in the book.  It took me five days to finish this book, and that is saying a lot.  If I’m reading a good book, it will take me a day because I will read while cooking dinner, doing dishes, going to the bathroom, or I’ll sneak off when no ones looking to get five more minutes in.  I had no problem putting this book down to get things done, and once it was all finished, I shrugged my shoulder with an, “Ehh.” 

After reading and finishing The Fiery Heart, I was ecstatic when I got this one.  It started with Sydney and Adrian apart, just like The Fiery Heart ended.  The book was about them doing everything they could to get back to each other and the pitfalls in between.  The first 60% of the book was okay, nothing to write home about, but still okay.  A monumental event happened and I figured the book could have ended there.  Unfortunately, it didn’t.  I understand what Mead wanted to happen by the end of the book, but it felt too much like filler nonsense, stuff with no purpose to tack on and make the book longer.

Will I read the next on?  That’s the question.  Of course I will, are you nuts? I’ve invested my precious time into five books from this series, and seven books from the previous one.  It would be like stopping a movie ¾ of the way through because you weren’t a fan of a small chunk.  I just hope the next one will be able to hold my interest.  Till next time…


THE DIVINE WHISPER by Rebekah Daniels (ME)

Thank you for being so patient in my absence!!  Second book is out and available on Amazon.  Take a look!

THE DIVINE WHISPER <~~ press to buy... only $2.99
2nd Full Length Novel in the hit Nephilim Series


Women, fighting demons, good food, and more women! That’s all Nephilim enforcer, Gemariah Slater cares about. That is until he meets a feisty little blonde that turns his world upside down. Like him, she has an unsavory past. Like him, she fights for those that can’t defend themselves. But when the similarities end, the claws come out. 

Social worker, Nicole Summers, is trying to help the world one child at a time, NOT be swept off her feet by a tall, gorgeous yet overbearing, and conceited jerk. Conflicted with what her heart and her head tell her, she tries to keep her distance, but Gemariah won’t let her. 
Drawn to each other by a bond neither can explain and kept together by circumstance, they are not prepared for how their bodies or their hearts react to one another. As the two battle their desire, little do they know that unforeseen forces are resigned to see them suffer and fail. Will the two be able to protect what is theirs, or will they eventually succumb to the vengeful voice inside them? 

Warning: Contains adult language and mature situations.


"Daniels is a talented author and a rising star and I look forward to the day when the series is much longer, in hardback, and she's on the best seller list. Her characters have touched my heart, and I love them."

"Celestial Beginnings was a fantastic read, and this book was just as good, if not better. The Divine Whisper is the second book in the series and proved to be a fast paced and very entertaining read that will have you turning pages until the end."

"All in all this is one tremendously excellent paranormal romance that will wring alot of emotions but worth every one. This author will leave you more than satisfied with the end result hunting a bit of chocolate."

"This was a beautifully written and captivating book"

"Her books just keep getting better and better! Nicci and G's story was full of twists and turns and surprisingly unpredictable! I pride myself in being able to call a story before hand but not this time and I loved that!"