Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dance in Shadow and Whisper by Sarah Godfrey & Victoria DeRubeis

Title: Dance in Shadow and Whisper
Authors: Sarah Godfrey & Victoria DeRubeis
Published: June 19th 2013

Overview

Kali unexpectedly discovers on her first day of human high school that she’s forbidden to eat or partake of the toilet during class time, the assigned history and species books look best on the shelves of popular fiction, and the boy she’s watching over is definitely a reincarnated war lord.

The highest powers of Kali’s people and the highest powers of Yuuhi’s people, irreconcilable enemies, designated them to find proof that Jason is, in fact, the reincarnated Ares.

All Yuuhi sees in Jason is the typical scrawny, socially inept emo kid dressed in conflicting shades of black. But Kali sees that Jason’s shadow is bigger than he is, and if the powers of Yuuhi’s people find out, Jason won’t be human much longer.

The desire to protect him from an unexpected visitor brings out her most dangerous sides. Something’s changing in her, something she can’t control, and she’s not afraid of Jason mutating into a creature of the shadows more than she’s afraid she’s becoming something even worse.

And the highest powers will be watching her.
                                                 
Excerpt:

My chest tightened with a deep breath of preparation. I stared at the front door handle, simple brass and weathered from its once gossamer brilliance, the tread of my boots planted against the new carpet, the back of my neck tingling with sweat.
This whole mission was a joke.
I was the joke.
There must have been so many others much more capable than me, others who could handle the foreign outside world. Damn it, I was lucky if I could handle silencing an incoming call on my brother’s cellular telephone gadget.
The doorbell chimed. A disarming melody lulled throughout the house but echoed shrilly in my brain.
It was too late now.
My arm lifted, but my moist palm stopped just short of the sweeping grin of the handle when I saw how my fingers quivered. I hadn’t noticed until then.
There was no reason to be afraid—concerned, perhaps, for my personal wellbeing, but afraid? No. Certainly not. If I had to, I could hole-punch this guy through the chest with my fist if he gave me the right justification.
My fingers clamped the cool handle and twisted. The door popped open. The fresh, crisp light of early morning flooded the hallway.
There he stood, the embodiment of my fear and apprehension and sweaty palms. He stood nearly half a foot over me, tall for something that had once been human, but his skin was so white that he could pass more for a glow stick than any human I’d ever seen. His eyebrows raised above the rims of his aviator sunglasses as he regarded me with eyes so sinister and evil and diabolical that I couldn’t see them behind the mirror lenses.
He must have been sensitive to sunlight.
Odd.
“Kali?” he asked.
My lungs bloated with another deep breath
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Review

The moment I saw that cover I had a very good feeling about this book, and guess what? I was right! Dance in Shadow and Whisper had me hooked from the start and I read the entire book all in one sitting!
The book was very original considering that I've never read a book involving demons. The authors Sarah and Victoria were such a great joy to work with, be sure to stop by their blog and enter the giveaway!

The characters in this book really stood out for me. I felt that each and every one of them had been thought out carefully and each one was unique. The main character of this book is Kali, who is a demon sent out to prove that Jason is the reincarnated Ares. At first, Yuuhi (a vampire), does not believe and thinks nothing of Jason but after a while, signs start showing and Kali knows that if Jason really is the reincarnation of Ares, then she must protect him from Yuuhi and his people from transforming Jason into a vampire and causing havoc in the world.

But what's this? There's a twist to this plot, there is another reincarnation, a reincarnation of Amon. Now Kali and the others have to find out who this is, before Soloran (Kali's sister who turned vampire demon) can get her hands on who that is. But Kali can't seem to hurt her sister and there's something strange about the whole situation... Why did her sister turn Vampire demon? What does her sister want with her? And why is Kali starting to care about Jason?

In a world where demons and vampires exist, this story will start to unfold and will suck you right in. Dance in Shadow and Whisper is easily the best book I have been asked to review so far. I can't wait for the release of the next book. Dance in Shadow and Whisper is far different from your stereo-typical vampire book, it's so much more.


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