Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Review: Cold Light by Traci L. Slatton

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Summary from Goodreads:
The end of the world brings chaos, madness, and psychic powers. For Emma and Arthur, separated by an ocean, it brings a love that demands everything. Emma’s beloved daughter is kidnapped by vengeful raiders, and Emma embarks on a soul-crushing journey to rescue her. When Arthur finds Emma, can she trust him? Against impossible odds, Emma draws near the rogue camp, where she also confronts the deepest choice of her heart….

This book is the second in the After Trilogy. We encounter Emma living in Canada and trying to get back to her life with her family after the mists. But fate has it to not let her rest. Emma sets out on another hard journey that turns into life or death situations. She will do anything to save her family and keep them united. Emma's voice is strong and she doesn't hesitate to make hard choices. Then we meet up with the characters from the first book and see how they have changed and grown. The tension is high the whole book through with raiders, mists, and forbidden love. With all of these impossibilities keeping the characters from succeeding, Traci Slatton keeps hope as the main feeling. You can feel it through the conversations and Emma's inner voice that tells the story.

I give this story 3.5 stars because I felt some of the situations were a little far fetched and the action was too fast paced. (meaning when one thing happens the next thing happening didn't feel believable) All in all, it was a good book and an enjoyable read.

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First book in the After Trilogy:

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Summary from Goodreads:
When the world ends, all that is left is love....

As chaos descends on a crippled Earth, survivors are tormented by strange psychic gifts. In this time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test. One woman with mysterious healing power guides seven children to safety. Charismatic Arthur offers her a haven. Slowly Emma falls for him. But at the moment of their sweetest love, his devastating secret is revealed, and they are lost to each other. Will Emma stay with him?
The first in a romantic trilogy set during the end times.

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* FTC disclosure: ARC received from NetGalley