Darce chose to live in this Texas
backwoods for a reason. He likes to be left alone. And he
is until Raven comes along. Young and pretty, Raven is
eternally bright and optimistic and thinks things should
change. Much to the dismay of the Sanguine, a tribunal of
judges. They want things to stay just like they are.
Raven wants Darce by his side. He wonít
take no for an answer and insinuates himself under Darceís
skin. Heís fearless and ready to do battle for all bloodkind.
Instead of killing Raven, the Sanguine make Darce
responsible for him. Maybe theyíll kill each other and the
Problem of Raven will be solved. Not quite how it works out
but Raven isnít complaining. Thereís a reason he sought out
Darce. Will it lead to a happily ever after? Or just a new
age for the bloodkind?
Iím not exactly overjoyed with this first book in the
Sanguine Shadows series. Breathe 1: Sanguine Shadows
is a good opening to what is to come but it felt a
little forced to me. I am a big fan of Willa Okati and have
always enjoyed her books. But none of the characters grabbed
me and made me want to know more about them. Darce is a
loner whose existence is invaded by Raven who delights in
pushing Darce into giving in to both their desires. Okay.
And then? I do have to say that I loved how I heard a film
noir narrator in my head. I wanted a quiet drink. This
backwoods bar was just the place. And then he walked
in. You never know what little gems youíll find when you
read. I will be reading the next installment of the series
because you have to sift to find those gems.