Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Book Review: Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson

Book: Servants of the Storm

Author: Delilah S. Dawson

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Pages: 384 Pages

Format: ARC

Source: ARC provided to me by Simon Pulse in exchange for an honest review.

Where to Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon CA, The Book Depository

Goodreads Summary

A year ago Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction — and taking the life of Dovey's best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her.

But recently she's started to believe she's seeing things that can't be real ... including Carly at their favorite cafe. Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills. And the world that opens up to her is unlike anything she could have imagined.

As Dovey slips deeper into the shadowy corners of Savannah — where the dark and horrifying secrets lurk — she learns that the storm that destroyed her city and stole her friend was much more than a force of nature. And now the sinister beings truly responsible are out to finish what they started.

Dovey's running out of time and torn between two paths. Will she trust her childhood friend Baker, who can't see the threatening darkness but promises to never give up on Dovey and Carly? Or will she plot with the sexy stranger, Isaac, who offers all the answers — for a price? Soon Dovey realizes that the danger closing in has little to do with Carly ... and everything to do with Dovey herself.

My Review

I didn't know what I was expecting going into this, but I know that whatever I was wasn't what I got. This book is so unique in it's writing, and plot, and characters and I was blown away by the magnitude of this book.

Servants of the Storm is about Demons after a massive Hurricane in Savannah, Georgia. Crazy, right? I know. I had no idea how each element would be brought together without it being forced and gimmicky, but it was so natural. Everything that could have possibly went wrong didn't.  I don't know how, but this book really just grabbed me and sucked me in.

The main character, Dovey, was awesome. She was a funny, badass southern belle with reason to be pissed. She was so much fun to read about and her story was so captivating. I loved how everything she did was fueled by love and loyalty towards her best friend, who we are lead to believe was killed during the hurricane. I love how everything romantic (I mean, it's YA, there has to be a romance) was an afterthought, and she tried really hard to keep her focus on her friend, Carly.

I have never read anything by Delilah S. Dawson, and now I really want to read more by her. Her writing was absolutely stunning. She wrote suspense and intrigue so well, and I was sucked in from the first page. her writing flowed from whimsical to terrifying to nostalgic and lethargic so easily that I couldn't tell where one ending and the next began. 

And the plot of this story was so rich. The world was built so well, and I just wanted more once it was over. Everything happened for a reason, even if that reason wasn't told to us until the very end. I love when stories can add in details that I think are irrelevant and bring it back around.

I really loved this book. If you're a fan of the Beautiful Creatures books you will love this. An amazing southern gothic that stands out amongst all the others. 5/5 Stars


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