Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review: Out in Blue (Return to Sanctuary #1) by Sarah Gilman

Synopsis (Goodreads):
In a violent world where fallen archangels are hunted for their valuable plumage, Wren knows one thing for certain: the human woman who saved him from a poacher attack will die if she stays with him. The demon responsible for his parents' gruesome deaths two decades ago pines for the chance to rip apart any woman who stands under Wren's wing.

Wren doesn't expect Ginger to stay by his side once she discovers his ability to drain life with a mere touch, yet she lingers. When an unusual talent of her own reveals the location of Wren's father, Wren's isolated world implodes. With the help of the demon protectors he's sworn never to trust again, Wren risks everything to rescue his father, confront the demon who stalks his and Ginger's every step, and claim his eternity with the most courageous woman he's ever known.
My Thoughts:  I always think it's a little weird to say that I liked a book more than I thought I would because I seem to be implying that I didn't think I would like it.  Which isn't true.  I expected to enjoy it otherwise I wouldn't have picked it up.  However, I didn't expect to have a NEW and EXCITING mythology on angels and demons presented to me!

I really loved the idea that the angels are feared and hunted and the demons are the protectors of the angels.  That was cool and different and interesting.  Wren was a tortured hero.  Betrayed, forced to live on the outskirts of society, afraid to trust the people who should be protecting him... he was pretty much the type of character I love to read.  For her part, Ginger is determined to help Wren, even though he's wary of her at first.  She risks her life to save him and Wren begins to see that not everyone is out to hurt him or profit off of him.

With interesting mythology and strong characters, Out in Blue is a intriguing book that keeps you glued to the pages as you battle through Wren and Ginger's issues.  I was impressed with Sarah Gilman's writing and have every intention of seeing where book 2 takes us.

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Paranormal Romance Challenge, The Morbid Romantica Challenge
Out in Blue was provided for review by Entangled Publishing through NetGalley.


  1. Loved the book! Wrote a review, too.
    Couldn't agree with you more.

  2. _yay_: I'm glad to see this book getting some love!