Thursday, March 22, 2012

Review: Finding the Lost by Shannon K. Butcher

Synopsis: Andra Madison knows that monsters are real. She's been fighting them ever since her family was victimised by the Synestryn eight years ago. Now she's devoted to finding children who've been abducted by the Synestryn. When she gets a call about a lost little boy, she tracks him to a warehouse on the outskirts of tome, where she's aided by a trio of human men....or so she thinks.

Paul has been searching for centuries for a woman like Andra. To find her he strikes a bargain with a bloodhunter that could cost him his life. Now his desire for Andra threatens to destroy his much-needed control. Against her wishes, Andra agrees to join Paul on a journey fraught with danger, one that leads directly to the Synestryn.

Review: As the second in the series, I had high hopes. For the most part, this was a pleasing and satisfying continuation of the series. I enjoyed, in particular, how characters from past and future books show up, how they have integral parts in this story, as well as their own.
Now, for the reasons I give this book a six - the characters' relationship seemed forced, and the "love" that grows is a bit far-fetched and the angst overdone. However, the story moves swiftly and the secondary characters are intriguing enough, and the over arching story line (from the past and future books) is strong enough, that it smooths over the rough main characters.

In the end, this is an important piece of the story, worth reading, although don't expect it to be as good as the others.

Prude Note: This has two sex scenes, easy to skip. There is also a graphic sex scene between two secondary characters, important to illustrate his character, but a little graphic for my tastes. It's not as easy to skip, being short, so be warned.

Bookmarks: 6 of 10

Awards: None

Date Finished: 3-21-2012
Pages: 355

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