Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Review: Ascension (Shadow & Light Trilogy #1) by Felicity Heaton

Synopsis (Goodreads):
A witch on the verge of achieving phenomenal power, Lealandra must turn to her half-breed demon ex-lover Taig for protection from the dark force that is after her and also from her own magic.

With her Counter-Balance dead and her coven against her, Taig’s blood and power is the only thing that can help her control her magic and survive the ascension and gain the strength to defeat her enemy.

Old feelings come flooding back as Taig allows her into his world and Lealandra finds herself fighting not only for survival but to win his broken heart again and heal the pain in their past. Can he forgive her for walking out on him all those years ago and will he ever believe her when she tells him that he’s not a monster but the man that she loves?
My Thoughts:  You know what I like?  Demons.  Especially when they're sexy and hot and they get all possessive about the women they love.  You know what else I like?  The first part of a trilogy where everything comes together nicely and you're left with answers but then sometimes those answers lead to more questions and you really want to know more.  This is always a good thing when you have two more books coming in a series.

The moral of that paragraph is that I really, really enjoyed Ascension.  I got my sexy, hot demon.  I got a satisfactory ending to Lealandra's Ascension trials as well as the beginning of a larger arc.  I met characters I liked and characters I want to know more of.  Did I mention the questions?  Like: What type of demon is Taig?  Oh, I have other questions but I'm biting my lip to keep from asking them so I won't give away any plot points.  It's not easy, but I'm managing.

I found this to be a compelling, well-paced, sexy read with interesting characters and plenty of room for storyline growth.  As always, Felicity Heaton has brought her characters to life wonderfully and given them emotions that ring true.  I'm eagerly looking forward to book 2.

More books by Felicity Heaton

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge

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