What if you were in love with heaven and hell?
My name’s Cassia. When my mother died and my father vanished, everything changed.
I planned to graduate high school and leave my dark past behind me, until I met two very different guys… bad boy Thames, and football captain Cairo.
Except there’s more to these two men than meets the eye. Without warning, I’m caught up in a dangerous love triangle straight out of a storybook, trapped in a world where angels and demons are fighting for the souls of mankind. I find myself in the middle of a holy war, hunted by a monster that’s emerged from the underworld.
My life has been turned upside down, and I don’t know if I’ll survive long enough to taste forbidden fruit…
THIS REVIEW IS BASED ON THE FIRST FIVE© SENTENCES OF THIS BOOK, TORRENT BY MEGAN LINSKI. THERE IS AN AUDIBLE VERSION OF THIS BOOK AVAILABLE FOR JUST ONE CREDIT, SO I THINK THEIR PRICE IS DISCOUNTED. EITHER WAY? THIS REVIEW IS BASED ON MY, JENNIFER STARKS, OPINION OF THE FIRST FIVE© SENTENCES OF THIS BOOK.
Sentence One: I want to start over.
THOUGHTS: At some point, honey; we all do.
Sentence Two-Three: This seems like the only place left on earth that’s out of my past’s reach. Heaven, Michigan.
THOUGHTS: Hey! Michigan! YAY! Thanks for representing.
Sentence Four-Five: Located in the Upper Peninsula, with an upwards of two-hundred inches of snowfall per year and, I’m pretty sure, more bears than people. Population: Me.
THOUGHTS: The tone here is comical, but factual. Not info dumpy at all. The movement is consistent. Clearly the author wants us readers to know that this MC is making BIG life changes. Big change ALWAYS equals big drama. YAY.
Bonus Sentences: Up here, I’m sure I’ll be lonely. But it’s not like I haven’t been lonely before. “Welcome to your new home, Cassia,” Isolde says with a warm smile as I slide out of the car. “Grab your things and make yourself comfortable.” Isolde stands before a gigantic wooden cabin, nestled against an array of pine trees. Since this is the only house for miles, the cabin is out of place, a castle in a vast wilderness. I know nurses make money, but I didn’t think Isolde could afford this kind of lifestyle. It’s definitely the most illustrious place I’ve ever lived in. “Nice place.” I try to give Isolde a compliment as I reach inside the car for my things.
THOUGHTS: This FIRST FIVE© has got me asking all sorts of questions. Some of them are the same as our MCs; why the isolation? What’re you hiding/running from, MC? Why can’t Isolde take a compliment? The intrigue is there, the story is shaping up too. I think the pace is steady. I wanted this Thursday’s post to be a monster one, but this is as close to that as I got because this FF just left an impression. I know you won’t regret downloading this one, at all. Great job, Megan Linski.