Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Review: "Living Nightmare" by Shannon Butcher

Living Nightmare: The Sentinel Wars"Living Nightmare"
by: Shannon Butcher
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780451232373
Author's Website:
Source: Darcy's Books
Published: November 2010 by Signet
Goodreads Blurb:
For nine years, the Sentinel Nika has had one goal-to save her younger sister from the Synestryn who hold her captive. Now, the psychic bond Nika forged with her sibling on that terrible night is fading, and time is running out. But the one man who can unlock the power inside her may be the greatest danger to her.

My Review:
I have to say that I have been waiting for this book ever since we were introduced to Madoc and Nika. He is such the big, mean, alpha male you just knew that he was going to fall hard and Nika is just the woman to cause the fall. When we first met Nika she was so broken and damaged that you didn't know if she could fight her way back, but boy does she. Nika definitely comes into her own, she gives Madoc a smack down like no other, and even manages to give a mental bitch slap to Joseph and Gilda. Those that see her in action are now slightly afraid of her and her new powers.

There was so much going on with all the others. Grace and Torr, who I really want to have something happy happen to them, end up in a situation that will break your heart, one you don't know how they will get out of. Gilda finally faces up to her lies and actions from so long ago, she tries to redeem herself in the end, but I am not sure if she does. I wonder if something will happen with Joseph and Carmen, there is something there, I just don't know what it is, maybe just my wishful thinking.

Tynan is still keeping secrets and manipulating people left and right. His actions at the end almost make me like him a little bit, but also make me wonder just how he is going to use it.

There are also some big developments in the larger story arc and what is going on in the war. There just isn't enough info to decide what is going on, I really want to know how this will play out.

And lastly, we finally know that Nika isn't crazy, Tori is really alive. I don't know that I have seen a more damaged character in a long time. After 9 years in captivity the horrors she lived through are so bad that it will take a miracle to help her heal.

With all that happened in this book, I wish the next one was out so that I can find out the consequences of this book.

This book was read and reviewed by my friend Darcy at Goodreads. 



SusanKMann said...

Sounds good. x

Larissa {Larissa's Bookish Life} said...

I had never heard fo this book/series.... Thanks for the review hon! =D

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