Xander has been tasked with watching Skye from afar for the past two years, in order to keep her safe from the demons that hunt her. An easy job - until a pair of red glowing eyes reveal themselves to Skye, and Xander, in a moment of weakness, is forced to break his cover to protect her. Never good at trusting people, Skye is inexplicably drawn to Xander and the immediate bond she feels for him. However, Xander is filled with secrets and ties to her past that threaten to thrust Skye into a world she could never imagine existed…
As she begins to unravel the truth about who Xander is and the details surrounding her family, she discovers that she might just be the key to saving everything... And, most importantly, she finds that there has always been someone by her side who would never let her fall…
Skye Martin is an orphan growing up alone in the system. But she isn’t ordinary. She has a history, only she cannot remember it. All her memories of the night her parents dies and before that are lost to her. The only way she can now cope with her life is to get drunk enough to loose her conscience. Xander is responsible for watching over her and keep her safe from anything human or inhuman that may try to snatch her. And for the last two years he had been watching her from afar – drowning her sorrows in bottles. But these two youngsters share a certain bond that cannot be explained easily. When a demon comes too close to Skye, Xander decides that it is time to reveal her true identity to Skye.
Skye is a strong girl. She is sceptic at first, which is a very natural reaction, but soon she learns to trust Xander as he reveals layers of secrets to her. She is scared and she is nervous, but at the same time she is determined to do the right thing. Xander on the other hand has been trained to be her guardian. Even with all the lessons and warnings, he can’t help but fall for her. He is strong and protective and I, on his behalf, wished that Skye she could have her memory back so that she would remember him the way he remembered and cared for her. There were only a couple of other characters whose role in the first novel is well fleshed out and though I am in two minds about one of them, I like the character of Xander’s uncle.
With the number of fantasy books available in the market, it is really different to come up with something completely new and untold. But Michele has expertly mixed something new in the very formulistic storyline. I liked the way she has portrayed the bond between the two and also the concept of magic portals. The book ends with a huge cliff hanger that makes me wanna go and bang on the authors door and demand to know what happened next. Good thing we are on two different continents right now! I am seriously looking forward to the second instalment because I have a feeling that there are still a lot of secrets that are yet to be revealed and there’s no way am I going to miss them out.
About the Author
I'm a married mom of three. Grew up in Maine and Alabama (Roll Tide) but moved to the Carolina blue skies in 2002 (NC) and love it here! I'm a fool for good dialogues and great lyrics!
I love music and love to dance around my house, especially with my little dancer Belle whose seven.
My surfer boy, Gabe, is 8 and keeps me into all the coolest Legos. The teen of the house, Gray (14), gives me my grey hair (which I conveniently cover up)! He is also an avid reader - proud mom moment!! Oh, and I'm married to my high school sweetie. He is my biggest cheerleader and I love him so.
I love football, chocolate and hiking in the mountains! I also love social media and can be found daily perusing Twitter or Facebook.
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