Saturday, March 1, 2014

Review: Sacrificed in Shadow by S.M. Reine

Sacrificed in Shadow by S.M. Reine is book 1 in the Ascension Series. It's a paranormal action novel wherein good and evil blur the lines. It's published by Red Iris Books. This edition was published January 5, 2014.

Sometimes, you need a demon to fight demons. ~ Goodreads.com

Elise Kavanagh is many things: preternatural investigator, exorcist, and a powerful demon. She is the expert when things go bump in the night and people suffer violent deaths at the hands of evil.

Deputy Lincoln Marshall seeks out Elise after several people from his small town church turn up dead apparently killed by a rogue werewolf. One of the names of the victims, though, is the same as a girl from one of her earlier cases. It seems someone is trying to make sure that Elise comes to Northgate. Is it a trap?

Elise accepts the case. She wants to know who wants her there so badly and why. And she will have to work together with the last surviving werewolf pack. Only together will they be able to stop the killings and uncover the secrets in Northgate.

I liked this book a lot. The characters were interesting and well developed. There were a few big twists to the plot. One was sort of predictable. The others were more surprising. Who was good and who was evil was unpredictable as well. You can't always judge by appearances. The book was well paced. It kept you reading. And for those who want to know these things, there were sex scenes. I know that some people want to avoid them or are choosing books for YA readers and don't want them to read them. So, there you have it. Overall I would recommend this book. I give it 4 out of 5 stars. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment in the series.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.