The Conduit Review
Excellent Read! Ms. Rourke does an great job mixing modern concepts with the ancient battles of good and evil. Celeste is not your typical 18 year old. Even from the beginning she is more mature than most, dealing with the family tragedy she becomes the “head of the house”. Ms. Rourke does a great job of embracing the sibling relationships with Celeste, Kendall, and Gabe in a very real manner. The rivalries as well as affection are very genuine and give the characters and incredible amount of depth. She embraces the sibling rivalries and differences. Ms. Roarke sends these siblings on adventures dumped on them by their ancestors, with a great deal of background and well integrated theme. Her battle scenes are well written, without being overly ostentatious. Ms. Rourke’s writing increased in passion as more of the “bad guys” showed up. Her evil characters we well written and the ending led me right into her next book “Embrace”. The best part of the book is Ms. Rourke’s wit as shown through Celeste. More than a dozen times, I laughed out loud at the quips and dry humor set forth amidst the intense battles of good and evil.
This was a great book by Ms. Rourke and the best part is that is is only the first in the series!
Reviewed by AB – August 3, 2012