Shatter (Sins of the Sidhe Book 1): "Sins of the Sidhe – Briana Michaels
Shatter - Book 1
Wow, this author has quickly become a favourite with me. This I believe, is her very first foray into the literary world as a published writer. And what a debut!
We first meet our FMC, Rowan as she prepares for a girlie day out with her two besties. Rowan has a dark secret. She is a soul seer and has been sort out by dark spirits since she was a small child. Rowan struggles with this side of herself as she does not fully understand what it is or where it came from.
Our male lead is a Druid (think Highlander meets Braveheart) named Devlin who is a beautiful and tall drink of water. When Devlin meets Rowan, the attraction is instant and the heat combustive! These two were destined to be joined to in a way that will bring the fated end to Devlin’s and the Fae world’s long time enemy, Lorcan.
Lorcan, a seriously dark Sidhe, has plagued Rowan’s unconscious mind for years. His sultry journeys into her dreams have always left her feeling emotionally wrung out yet connected to him in a very exotically dark way. This leaves Rowan extremely vulnerable to his mind games, as she cannot resist his sensual pull.
Rowan and Devlin, aided by Adam, a legendary Sidhe warrior who has his own history with the Lord of Darkness Lorcan, and Ava, part Sidhe/part Angel who has a timely knack for Divine Intervention, embark on a journey of dangerous missions and sometimes even more dangerous self-discovery as they search for ways to destroy Lorcan.
The one-liners and pop-culture references kept me smiling through the entire journey. The lead couple were romantic and volatile in a way that kept me guessing which direction their next scene would take. The steam in some of their more intimate scenes left me fanning myself *phew*
The character development and world building are substantial for the author’s first effort. I expect that as I progress through this series, I will see not only the further development of the plot and characters, but the growth of the author as she further hones her craft.
Can’t wait to read the next instalment in this series – Book 2, Shine!
Four stars for this stellar debut!
- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (28 February 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1508577900
- ISBN-13: 978-1508577904
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 517 g
- Customer Reviews: 33 customer ratings