Friday, December 7, 2012

Review: Abraham's Men by Kristen Selleck

Abraham's Men (Birch Harbor #2) by Kristen Selleck
Synopsis (Goodreads):
College sophomore Chloe Adams returns to Birch Harbor determined to find the remnants of the secret society known as Abraham's Men.

Yet, the only clues she has are the words 'find Ian Rose' and a strange coded journal that once belonged to her father.

No longer able to hear the voices that have plagued her for most of her life, and finally having the loving home she has always dreamed of, Chloe struggles to define what she wants--

Until fate and her mentor conspire to offer her the chance to discover the truth.

Unfortunately, the truth might kill her.
My Thoughts: When I read Asylum last year, I was drawn into Chloe's world of ghosts and madness. She unraveled and had to find a way to come to terms with her abilities so that she could put herself back together again. This book didn't quite have the same level of creep as the first did but we're starting to get answers and those answers are leading to more questions. Which is very good.

I'm going to go on record here and say that Sam is... I don't know. Toxic, maybe. Her actions when she saw Seth in town and she tattled to Chloe on him felt malicious. I do think that Chloe needs to be pushed to come out of her shell but the more time we spend with Sam, the less I like her.

On the other end of the spectrum is Seth. Now, him I like. He's so sweetly committed to Chloe. He pushes her in much more gentle ways than Sam does. Does he entirely understand what's going on with her? I don't think so but part of that is because Chloe is a master at bottling things up. He's trying to help her in his own way because he cares for her. He's just... sweet. I like him, okay! I like him!

The interactions with Chloe's mom alternately angered me and made me wonder what else is going on. Same with Chloe's mentor/Professor. I won't lie, Dr. Willard both fascinates me and creeps me out. There's more to him than meets the eye. Obviously.

While book 2 is different in tone from book 1, it's still compelling and kept me hooked. Chloe is growing into herself and she's beginning to ask questions about the things around her instead of blindly drifting through her life. There are dastardly plots afoot and she's smack dab in the middle of them. Book 3 should be verrrrrry interesting.

Books in this series
1. Asylum
2. Abraham's Men - Paperback | Kindle
3. The Kirkbride Plan

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Abraham's Men was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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