Monday, April 8, 2013

Catrina's Review of Innocence Lost

Title: Innocence Lost {Book Two of the Broken Series}
Author: M.L. Stephens
Publisher: M. L. Stephens.
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance.
Length: 173 pages
Find it on: Amazon

Innocence Lost.

Claire lived and died one hundred years ago, only she doesn't remember that life. She only remembers her current life and the love that she lost just days before.

As the evil from a forgotten past seeks to destroy her, she must struggle to remember the knowledge of her ancestors and fight to save the people she loves most…including herself. Can she discover the truth of her past in time and correct the mistakes she made, or will she succumb to the man that created her?

Two lives. Two pasts. One way out!

Catrina's Review:

In the spirit of full disclosure I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Once again the characters jump to life from the first scene, so full of emotions and quirks that make them a joy to follow along with. Claire and Chad's interactions are amusing and exciting.  love how he teases her and makes her worries melt away even for a few brief moments.

The many unexpected twists and turns, and there were several big ones in this installment, will keep readers glued to their seats. Once I buckled down to read it, I couldn't stop. Even when everyday life as a mama and wife dragged me away, I did what I had to and then immediately returned to reading.

The descriptions are just the right touch to add some flavor to already clear pictures in my mind, and add little pieces of backstory into the mixture as well. It's easy to see why this series is so popular. The author is a refreshing breath of air with a style that leaves readers anticipating the next book.

My only complaint, and it's a minor one, is the overused exclamation points detracted from the importance of using them in certain situations that would have kicked the prose into a higher gear in certain spots, further enhancing the story.

Did I mention she's the queen of crafting mysteries? M.L. Stephens loves to keep her readers guessing and has a penchant for throwing unexpected curve balls like she did at the end of this one. I can’t wait to start book three!

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