Okay, SOOOOO I missed last weeks update, but I have a really good excuse and someone to blame even. I was caught up in a book and couldn't actually pull myself away to update...kind of ironic isn't it??
I LOVE to read. I have always loved to read. From the time that I was young, I always wanted to read and would read whatever I could. Nothing has change, except now I two kids, a husband, a rambunctious dog, a house, and a few jobs. When do I squeeze in reading, I tend to become consumed with it (in fact I had to pull myself away from Chasing Fire to actually do a few things...). So you know that if I've read a book, then it is good - otherwise I end up giving up and going back to my duties.
So, I thought that I would start a little "feature" on the last Monday of the month and I will review what I'm reading (or have just read, or have loved!). NOW, I am going to be a little biased, and start with some of my favorite books by fellow Omnific authors. I have had the good fortune to read all but 2 of the 11 current titles that Omnific offers.
First up, Jennifer DeLucy's Seers of Light
Lillian Hunt has never truly lived. Always sensing more to the world than is easily perceived, she fears that her instincts are stubborn flights of fancy, or worse, mental instability. But some things—disappearing strangers, tangible dreams, and visits from malevolent creatures—cannot be ignored. Before it's too late, Lillian is ripped from the only existence she’s ever known and thrust into a reality that she always suspected, but could scarcely believe. She must learn the truth about who she is, the powerful beings that wish to destroy her, and the two men who would die to protect her.
This is the book that had me so wrapped up that I missed posting last week! I just couldn't put it down (until I heard that cry of, "MOM!" anyway!).
Knowing Jen personally, I had put off reading this for a while. I am such a picky reader, and there is very little paranormal that I really get into (Dark Hunter and BDB not withstanding...) so I was worried what I would say to her if I didn't like it. I need not have worried about it AT ALL. I should have known that Jen would put to paper her entire heart, and it is beautiful!
The Lily character is so smart and witty and someone I could see myself in. She has that feeling that while she is living her life, and it is an okay life, there is something missing. I think that we have all had that feeling? Of course I found my "something missing" in writing instead of Sentients!
Then you have Christian and William. Ahhhh...what can I say that doesn't give away too much?? Nothing! I'm sorry, but these two you are going to have to experience for yourself. Anything that I say about these two would give away so much, and the way that Jen has crafted this story, it would be such an injustice to do that.
The story that Jen has woven for these people is funny, witty, heart felt, and heartbreaking. This is one that will go right up on my bookshelf and one that I will read again (because I know that there are things that I missed in my eagerness to find out what happened next.).
One last thing that I will tell you is that when I finished Seers, I emailed Jen and these were my exact words:
I just finished Seers. You made me cry, dammit!
But, she also made me laugh and sigh in equal measure. I truly loved this story.