Indestructible (The Sanguine Sky Chronicles Book 1) Aislin Keeley

 

Indestructible (The Sanguine Sky Chronicles Book 1) Aislin Keeley
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: paranormal/vampire romance
I’m never sure what to expect when reading a debut novel, the writing style is an unknown quantity, and sadly there are lots of paranormal vampire/shape-shifter novels that are..well, thinly plotted and disappointing for me. I guess others like them but I do like a bit of solid writing, a good romance with a backstory that pulls me into the scene. I’m pleased to say I got all that here. The story sets out in a believable pattern, and I liked Alice and Jaden. That’s really important to me, even though its fantasy I need to feel there’s a spark of reality in the way the story is presented, and if I don’t like the main characters – well then I just don’t care what happens and don’t enjoy the novel.
Alice, she’s had a tough upbringing and has problems with blackouts. Not only that, but two years back she was captured and tortured for two days by a madman who’d killed two other women and planned to kill Alice the next day. Luckily somehow she managed to escape. She’s no idea what happened, but found herself out in the woods instead of chained up in the cabin, and quickly sought help. The scars though – she still carries both physical and mental ones that affect her day to day life and make her seek a background role.
When Jaden sees her there’s an immediate reaction, but she finds it hard to believe someone so attractive is interested in her – things like that happen to her friends, not to Alice. Jaden wants to see more of her, ( in all ways!!) but is also caught up in the groups mission to seek out and kill Shadows, people who threaten humans. Its bad timing though as he’s busy, the group he belongs to are looking out for a Firebrand, someone they need to find before the Shadows do…I really like Jaden, hundreds of years old and with a reputation forged from when his family were cruelly killed, along with his actions with his former wife back in the middle ages. Alice seems to have a gentling effect on him, he just wants to protect her and he can’t believe his feelings any more than the group of vampires he fights with can.
Its a great story, really good mix of characters, wrapped up in a plot that clearly going to span other novels as well as the more minor ones that comprise this one. Its not a cliff hanger book – Hurrah!! and has an ending, so it could be read as a stand alone though there are more books to come, and I’ll be keen to read them. First books in a series are tough for any author IMO, there’s the plot, the characters and the motives to introduce for the whole series, as well as deliver a decent tale for this book. For me Aislin has done it well here.
Stars: Four and a half. Good story, great characters and some sensual erotic sex!
ARC supplied via author.

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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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