Friday, February 8, 2013

Darkness and Lies by Brandi Salazar

Title:  Darkness and Lies
Author:  Brandi Salazar
Series:  Brotherhood #1
Published: September 20th 2011 by Brandi Salazar (first published September 16th 2011) 
Page Count:  256
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Explorer Cheyenne Oppenello lives for adventure and has made it her life’s work to seek out the world’s most notorious myths and legends, and she’s determined to make sure that nothing stands in her way. Accompanied by a colorful band of teammates and friends, their most recent hunt has brought them to Iceland where, up on a mountaintop lies a legend so great that, if true, could thrust them into the spotlight making all of their wildest dreams come true. Unfortunately they have no idea that this mission could very well be their last.

Erias is on a mission of his own. And this includes keeping Cheyenne and her teammates from sticking their noses where they don’t belong. Part of The Brotherhood, guardians to The Gate, Erias is charged with protecting the world from creatures bent on death and destruction and he will do whatever it takes to ensure they never see the light of day.

Can Cheyenne’s determination go up against a fierce man like Erias to get what she wants? Or will Erias prove to be the one adventure she wasn’t prepared for?

My Review:

I think that the uniqueness of this book is what really got me. Everything has a twist. The plot was also quite exciting. I cannot believe how quickly I was hooked. These are adventurers on the adventure of a lifetime. There is a very intriguing love story. Throw in some Greek mythology put into the present day and you have it!

The main characters in this story are quite well developed. You get to know about their history, their personalities, and their quirks. They are easy to relate to because of this. I love the fact that even the supernatural characters are relatable. Although they are by definition larger than life, it is quite easy to see where they came from, why they are who they are, and that they are still human (to some extent anyways).

Salazar’s descriptions are very catching. She uses the time that the characters are travelling between locations to fill her readers in on where they are, what it looks like, and what’s happened. She manages to do so in a manner that keeps up with the fast pace of the story as a whole. It is so easy to lose yourself in the story because her writing flows easily from one part to the next.

The twist that Salazar put on the Persephone/Hades myth really caught my attention. She stuck true to the basis of the myth but changed everything just a little bit. It was close enough to the original myth that you are not looking for holes in the story, but far enough away that you are not looking for holes in the mythological aspects of it. This led to a brilliant backdrop for this adventure (aka rescue mission) and for our fact seeking travellers.

Buy your copy online here today!

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