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Friday, March 22, 2013

Review: Stealing Breath (Stealing Breath #1) by Joanne Brothwell #FMBBooks

Title: Stealing Breath
Series: Stealing Breath #1
Author: Joanne Brothwell
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult,
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Format: Paperback
Length: 258 pages
Purchase: Amazon

Book Description: 


Deep in the backwoods of North Dakota, twenty-one year old Sarah Ross is searching for a missing child when she is attacked by a glowing-eyed, transparent... creature. Sarah survives, destroying the monster by using mysterious abilities she didn't even know she had. Bloody and bruised, Sarah flees the scene and runs directly into Evan Valente, a handsome, charismatic stranger who helps her back to safety. But what is Evan doing out in the forest at five in the morning?

Turning to a healer, Sarah is shocked to learn her eyes bear the mark of the Indigo Child-an evolved human with the ability to feel the emotions of others. But her indigo aura also makes her an easy target for those who wish to consume her powerful essence. Soon, Sarah is falling deeply in love with Evan and wants nothing more than to follow her heart and trust that he is the man he says he is. But she can't ignore the lingering feeling that Evan is hiding a terrible secret. The deeper she digs, the more danger she faces, leading her on a course that will force her to face the darkest, innermost parts of her soul.



I received this book free from the author with the intention to read and give an honest review of this book.

This seemed to me to be a tale of two halves.

To begin with I was intrigued by the story, I thought Sarah and her abilities were fascinating.  I liked Evan right from the get-go, he seemed perfect for Sarah but I could have done without all the references to him looking sculpted and resembling a Greek God.  Amber and Kate were a strange pair, it was as if they knew what she could do better than Sarah herself, even though they had no clue what she could do.

I loved the
Native American Indians, Paulette, Noreen and Ernie.  I thought they brought more to the story than Amber and Kate.  I was rather tearful at the end.  No spoilers, hate it when others do that.

Now the bad thing, and I really didn't want a bad thing.  The plot is great, it runs along at quite a good pace, the story starts to build and then..... Car wreck.  There was so much information thrown at Sarah and she just absorbs it, isn't fazed by it at all.

Then there's the final sequence, so many things happen in such a short space of time, she's attacked and ends up in hospital, attacked at the hospital and manages to escape, only to be attacked again, within minutes of getting to Evans house.  It seems like the ending was rushed and not in the "it's so good, I can't wait to see how it ends" way. 

But I am curious to see what happens next in Sarah and Evans' story and I'll be reading Silencing Breath very soon.  
3 Moons!

Reviewed by Julie

*I received a hardcover/paperback/eBook copy/ARC of this book for free to review from the author/publisher/tour site; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

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