Date Published: 31st January 2013
Date Read: October 2013
My Rating: 4/5
Have you ever wondered what could be hiding in the shadows?
Well, for eighteen-year-old Zahara Faraday, she doesn’t have to wonder. You see she comes from a lineage of Light Witches, those who have chosen to help protect and serve between the supernatural world and the human world. The only problem is Zahara, like her father Solomon, is as human as a human being can be whereas her mother, Mia, and her Aunt Catalina, were born as Light Witches. As a family they hunt down rogue supernaturals—creatures who harm humans or who have committed an act against their kingdom.
Zahara’s hunting skills are usually kept dormant since her parents would prefer she live life as a normal human girl without knowledge of the supernatural world. She plans on doing just that—except when she finds a couple being attacked by fairies, she has no choice but to step in. Before she can return to pretending to be blissfully ignorant, Zahara encounters a problem she isn’t the least equip to handle: Bryan Hamilton, the good looking new co-worker she has to help train. In a heartbeat, her best friend, Becca King, has set her up on a double date with herself and her new crush, Rekesh Saint-Louis, who happens to be the most powerful leader of the biggest Imago Coven in South Florida –supernatural creatures with the ability to control water . . . and suck out human souls.
Zahara has no time to focus on how she’s going to explain her double date with her best friend and the enemy they have a tentative truce with to her parents because soon one of the members of Mia and Catalina’s coven is found murdered with a strange tattoo of a snake with wings carved into his arm.
Zahara is then thrown into a whirlwind battle with an angel determined to have revenge against God, an Imago coven she doesn’t think they should trust, and slew of dream-eating fairies and powerful Nephilims, hybrid children of angels
and humans, more than happy to rip her to shreds.
Normal just got a deadlier definition.
Firstly I would like to thank Diane at Oops! I Read A Book Again for letting me take part in this blog tour and for Annabell Cadiz the review copy I was sent. This of course has no way affected my review. This is the first of many blog tours that are coming up before the end of this year and I hope you are all very excited about them. Anyway back to the book. I loved it. It was exactly what I look for in a Fantasy book and is perfect for this blog.
I instantly loved Zahara and her best friend Becca. They are your typical teenage girls. They want to date the boys their parents don’t approve of, sneak out to see said boys when they should be at home and spend lots of time at the Marshmallow Cafe. I seriously need one of those, preferably between my home and work. In between all of this they are kicking some serious butt.
I loved Zarah’s parents Mia and Solomon. They were so in love it made me smile and hope that when I have been with my partner for as long as they have been together I am as happy as them.
Now Rekesh and Bryan. To be honest I never trusted either for them. Throughout the entire book I was waiting for them to turn on the girls. There was just something off about them.
I thought this was a great read and I cannot wait to sink my teeth into Micheal when it is released, which I believe is very soon.
Top Ten Quotes:
“The girl is a means to an end. When the right time comes, she will be used and discarded as the rest.” ~Lucifer
“Nice to meet His Creepy-Ness. In case your douchebag of a boss has never told you, sneaking up on a girl with a blade is never a nice way of saying hello.” ~Zahara
“I promise to keep my perverse thoughts to myself as long as I don’t have to deal with the fury of Zahara” ~Bryan
“All those night long phone calls! All those secret visits to my house! All those secret walks! And you’re fond of me! You think I’m being over dramatic! How about I break your face open for over dramatics!” ~Becca
“Time to kick some demon arse!” ~Dustin
“He looks like the type that only wants to get into your pants.” ~Solomon
“Of course not, I am after all the irresistible-dangerous-Imago so that must mean I have a sordid plan.” ~Rekesh
“Enough with the games, I know what you are, Nephilim and if you make one move, I promise I will carve you open.” ~Zahara
“Time is endless for a being such as I. Power is the only master I trust.” ~Lucifer
“I will say I am impressed with all of you. Each of you willing to come here and sacrifice your lives for the one you love, how noble. It’s good you planned your own deaths because getting out of here alive will prove quite impossible.” ~Samuel
About the author:
Annabell Cadiz was born in the sweltering heat of South Florida. She was raised surrounded by Puerto Rican chefs and band of siblings that weren’t all related to her. A self-proclaimed nerd and book-a-holic (her room does hold much evidence to prove her claims are justifiable), she created TeamNerd Reviews to showcase her EXTREME love for novels where, along with her best friend, Bridget Strahin, she hosts book reviews, interviews, giveaways, Indie Shoutouts and much more. She also had the pleasure of being published in three separate issue of Suspense Magazine. She is currently attending Trinity International University to attain her B.A. in Psychology. She also adores Cinnamon Teddy Grahams, has an addiction to Minute Maid Orange juice, and is a proud Jesus Freak. Her debut novel, LUCIFER (SONS OF OLD TRILOGY, #1) was published January 2013 and the second book, MICHAEL, will be out Fall 2013 and the third book, NEPHILIM, will be out Spring 2014.
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