Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Scarlet Fury: World in Shadows Book 2 by Bridget Blackwood

It has been almost a year since mankind became aware of the world in shadows. It's been an adjustment, but life goes on and most have learned to adapt. There are some on both sides that are not ready to let go of their plans. Madalaina Bonvillian believed nothing could harm her; she's the daughter of the former alpha and the sister of the current alpha, who would dare? After surviving a brutal attack, Madalaina must try to move forward, but where do you go when you feel like you've lost yourself?
Cleary Neil has kept his feelings for Madalaina to himself. He's been her friend, and now that's what she needs more than anything. The only problem is he can't shut off the part of himself that wants to protect his mate from the pain and confusion he sees in her.

Together they will go on an emotional journey to find out if love can heal all wounds. Time is of the essence, because enemies are gathering.

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My thoughts:
This is an incredible, empowering story about triumph, discovery and survival.  The characters are amazing.  The depth of the emotional turmoil is as heartbreaking as the joy of living is inspiring.
Although the story centers around Mad's struggle, the author offers insight into the battles that everyone around her faces too.
To the casual glance, this book might seem to be about rape, violence and brutality; but once you start reading, you discover that it is so much more - it's a tale of love, loss, sacrifice, struggle, survival and accepting who you are while becoming the person you want to truly be.
I believe that we have all felt the victim at some point in our lives - situations vary, but overcoming that feeling and thriving is the ultimate goal.  This story shows us that it is possible, that although a person can believe they are broken - there is a chance to be more than just a damaged survivor.  
I can't wait to read more of The World in Shadows and other books by Bridget Blackwood.

Rising Shadows: World in Shadows Book 1

Rachel Ryan wakes up with no knowledge of where she is or how she got there. Thrown into a world she thought only existed in myths, she finds more questions than answers. Shape shifters, faeries, and vampires hide in plain sight among humans. There’s a war quietly brewing in the shadows. Rachel stands between mankind and those creatures that live in the darkness. Enhanced with power she doesn’t understand, she’ll tip the scales, but who is the real enemy?

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Check out my thoughts on book 1 HERE.