Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mel's Review of Inception by Teal Haviland

The world is in danger. Mankind is sinking deeper into darkness it cannot understand.

Demons are easily capturing souls as they lead men and women down dangerous paths from which there is no return, while Javan, one of the Fallen, seeks an ancient book and the power it promises. If he succeeds, humans — and the world as they know it — will be destroyed.

There is someone who is capable of stopping Javan . . .

If she discovers him in time.

Gabrielle is one of the most powerful angels ever created, her job one of the most important. She has come to Earth to learn more about humans and what influences them, and to fight evil she sees growing at an alarming rate. She soon finds herself carelessly distracted with one human in particular, however. Lucas Watkins holds a promise of peace and love for Gabrielle that she never believed she could have again. 

As feelings between her and Lucas become more than she can deny, so do the dangers mounting against him. After discovering who Lucas is, and the choice he faces, she realizes Darkness will come for him through demons and fantastical beings he thought only existed in his imaginings — forcing fairytales to become his reality. 

Caught between her new mortal ties and ancient immortal responsibilities, Gabrielle must race against what seems to be an ever-quickening clock to learn what she needs to know, protect Lucas, uncover Javan’s plan, and find a way to stop him and all who live in Shadows.

Things become more complex than she ever anticipated, her decisions more critical, and what begins as a quest for information rapidly places her in an even more crucial position within the longest and most important war ever waged. 

Join Gabrielle and her allies in a story of love – past and present – fantastical beings, hidden realms, magic, fate, loss, and the fight of good versus evil.

Mel's Review
5 Penguins
Wow..just wow! First I have to say I was completely drawn to the cover of this book because it is absolutely gorgeous. But I also have to admit when I first started reading Inception I was a bit nervous because the names in the beginning of the book and its sheer size kind of threw me. I was worried it would be hard to read but man was I wrong! This book flowed so smoothly for me it was an absolute pleasure to read and I found myself taking my time so I didn't miss anything and could absorb everything that was going on. I also quickly realized that they were angels and demons so of course their names would be a bit different. In no time at all I was emotionally attached to Gabby as I watched her struggle with what she knew she needed to do as an angel to save humanity, and her quickly growing feelings for the human Lucas even though she knew they couldn't be together. I was also extremely impressed with all the other creatures and realms involved in this story and hope to see more of them as the series goes on. I especially loved the shifter's realm and all the beautiful detail that was put into it. Besides who wouldn't love some yummy shifters with scottish accents, right? After reading all the incredible detail about the realms, creatures, legends, and even the prophecy I can almost picture an angel whispering all her secrets into Teal's ear for her to put on paper. It makes me think that maybe just maybe all those things on the edges of our dreams or the moving shadows caught out of the corner of our eyes are something more....something we're not suppose to know is there. Teal certainly makes me believe and since the ending of Inception left more questions than it answered I certainly can't wait to see what she has in store for us next! In my opinion absolutely recommended.

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