Friday, July 3, 2015

Book Review: In The Air Tonight

In the Air Tonight (Sisters of the Craft, #1)Author: Lori Handeland
Publication Date: June 2, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Series: Sisters of the Craft # 1

Four centuries ago, in a small Scottish village, three baby girls escaped the wrath of a witch hunter. Today, one young woman will learn about her secret history, her heart's destiny, and the sisters she never knew she had...

With her blue-black hair and dark eyes, Raye Larsen has never fit in with the Scandinavian community of New Bergin, Wisconsin. Being adopted is part of the reason she feels like an outsider, but what really sets Raye apart is her ability to see dead people. Everywhere. 

She’s learned to keep her visions to herself . . . until she stumbles onto the ghost of a murder victim who needs Raye’s help. Enter Bobby Doucet, a distractingly handsome homicide detective who has been tracking a killer all the way from New Orleans. Could this be the break in his case he’s been looking for all along? 

Meanwhile, the deeper Raye gets involved with the case—and with Bobby—the closer she comes to unlocking the mystery of her own origins. What she discovers about herself could destroy everything she knows . . . and everyone she loves. Is finding the truth worth the risk?

Filled with dark magic, dazzling romance, and dire suspense, this is the first book in a thrilling new series by New York Times bestselling author Lori Handeland.

I understand that my dream of being normal is merely that.

No, what makes me abnormal are the ghosts. As the freaky little kid in the movie said: They’re everywhere.

At first my parents thought my speaking to empty corners and laughing for no reason was cute. As time went on, and people started talking…not so cute anymore.

This book series reminded me of a favorite show of mine when I was in high school called Charmed. I know most of you probably remember it; it was one of my favorite things to watch on television. The premise behind this series is much the same as the premise behind the show. There will be three books in the series and each one of them follows a different sister. The sisters were separated as children and ended up in different homes without any knowledge of their abilities or each other. This first book followed Raye, who is headstrong with a mighty personality that doesn’t mind sticking up for herself. Raye was an awesome character to start off the series and her story only left me wanting more. I cannot wait to read about her sisters. What I love even more is that the books are being released very close to one another, so I do not have to wait very long to get my hands on the next book.

In this first book we learn about Raye’s life, her magical abilities, and her love interest. However, what makes this book all the more riveting is that it is not just about a steamy romance. I love that it combined so much more than that into its pages. We get action and adventure, ghosts, demons, serial killers, and other magical beings all thrown into the mix. We don’t just learn about Raye but we get a little background about a lot of other things too like what her life has been like and the life of her love interest, Bobby. The suspense that happens when the plot starts to unfold is surreal and I just hope that the other two books in the series can live up to this one!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at St. Martin’s in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. OMG!! I loved Charmed :) it was a great show, my sisters and I watched every season and cried when it ended.
    Anyway, if the book is similar to the show count me in to read it
    Great review

    Ruty @Reading...Dreaming