7/23/14

Stolen Dreams (Cassie Scot) - Christine Amsden

5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have hated one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt.

When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood's grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassie's father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot.

But things may not be precisely as they appear.

Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Christine has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.
At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt's Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams.
In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.
Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.

MY REVIEW -
This is definitely the best one in the series! This series went out with a bang. It is also my favorite cover.
This book was fun, suspenseful, and interesting - a real page turner for sure.

Christine did an excellent job with this one. The character development was just great! By the third and forth books you really get to know the characters and their personalities. but I think it is really that Christine's writing just keeps getting better and better! At least thats the way it felt to me.
Plus the characters are so likable. Especially in this forth book.
"Evan's face stared back at him from a large glossy poster hanging in the front window of the local post office. The words "Wanted Alive" were splattered across the top in big red letters. Someone had cast an animation spell over it to make his hooded eyes shift slightly, as if in guilt. Evan had seen all that before, but a new addition to the bottom of the poster stopped him dead in his tracks : "One Million Dollar Reward"
"Crap," he muttered under his breath. - LOL you can say that again!

"It could have been any normal Tuesday evening, except for the hostage upstairs." - yeah normal
This is a great fun paranormal series to read! I think you can squeeze it in before the end of summer!

Thanks Christine for sending me this book for my honest review!
I am really looking forward to reading more books by you in the future!

Christine has let me know that she is working on two new books! Both sip-offs using other characters from this series - Madison "Madison's Song" and Kaitlin "Kaitlin's Tale", both of whom I love! So that is very exciting news! I'll be first in line for those.

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for your honest and enthusiastic review! I'm thrilled that you loved the end. I think each book was a bit better than the one before too, but I admit I'm biased. :)

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  2. I only read the first book in the series but I wasn't too impressed to continue with it. It looks like it gets better though. I should give it a second chance.

    Btw, remember Lisa (spirolm) from Bibliophile? She just started blogging. I'm giving her suggestions just like you did for me :)

    Maybe you can check her out so she could feel welcomed :D
    http://lisadancingbookworm.blogspot.com/

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