Dun dun dun! The Boy, book II in The Sanctum trilogy by Madhuri Blaylock’s is finally out (by the way did you know you can download the first book, The Girl for free on Amazon now? You didn’t? Well, go on. I’ll wait).
Since The Boy was so awesome (and sexy! :3) I’ll leave a review for your enjoyment, and be on the look out for a character interview with Jools Clayworth (so you better start reading The Sanctum right now and earn your hipster bragging rights).
I enjoyed the first book in The Sanctum trilogy but I enjoyed the second one even more. The Boy by Madhuri Blaylock starts off pretty much where The Girl left off. Wyatt is dying from a mortal wound inflicted by Max Breslin and Dev has brought him to the Ramyan hoping he can be saved.
Back in the Sanctum world Jools is now acting head of the New York branch, Darby’s her usual Southern Vampire self, the Breslins are a-plotting and a-scheming, and someone is impersonating Ryker, killing Magicals left and right.
The action never stops as the plot and tension builds leaving the reader holding their breath during each chapter.
The Boy is actually one of the few series where I find myself enjoying all the characters and even those I might have been cold toward in the previous book I’m starting to warm up to.
The writing’s excellent and while The Boy doesn’t end with a cliffhanger this time I can hardly wait for book three.
I loved it. Madly.
A review of Harm. YES!
So, way back when i first started on this road of indie writerdom, and was feeling like a teeny-tiny little dot in the scheme of things (friendly note: avoid me when i’m depressed, I’m really. . . depressing), I stumbled upon a review of Niko by Alyssa, that really made my day (year, life, rebirth and all that), and now when I was worrying about how Harm, book two would be recieved (after struggling with a bout sequel-itist, in which I lost three chapters, sleep, and a few brain cells), she has made my day again. XD XD XD!
Here’s a snippet. . .
I loved the new characters, I loved how we learn more about Niko’s back story, and I loved the new settings. Cherai City is pretty different from Amaryllis, and seeing their society from a different point of view really added more depth to this world. There definitely wasn’t a dull moment, and I honestly wasn’t expecting the twist at the end of the book.
Now check out the rest!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Someone reviewed Niko ;_;
I’m so happy!
Here’s a taste. . .
I downloaded this book when it was free, and I thought it was really good. The main driving force in this story is that Niko wants to find her missing brother, which I’ll admit wasn’t the most interesting to me (which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5, it’s a matter of personal preference). But the world is well fleshed-out and all the little things that happened between her search for her brother were interesting enough for me to still find the story enjoyable.
Now go read the rest right here! I love you Alyssa!