Friday, March 20, 2009

Book Review: A Perfect Darkness

Author: Jaime Rush
Series Connection: Book 1 of the Offspring series
ISBN: 978-0061690358
Genre: Paranormal


They live ordinary lives, but they are extraordinary. They are the Offspring, children of a mysterious experiment gone awry—and they are in terrible danger.

A sexy stranger awakens Amy Shane in the dead of night. Lucas Vanderwyck barely has time to whisper a few words before three men burst into her bedroom and drag him away. But what Lucas reveals shatters Amy's safe little world forever.

Lucas and Amy share a psychic gift—a gift that could put them in mortal danger. And as they share night after night of savage passion, as a shadowy government conspiracy tracks their every move, they will fight to save each other. But only with their powers of second sight can they escape the terror of a perfect darkness.

My View:
Amy Shane keeps to herself living an almost secluded life repairing lost data on computer hard drives. About the only thing exciting in her life is the very erotic dreams she has nightly with a faceless stranger. That is until the man of her dreams wakes her in the dead of night and pulls her into a world she never knew. Amy always knew she was different, but she didn't realize that there was others just like her. Others she had once known as a child, but was separated from when all of their parents died mysteriously. Now it is them against the government trying to learn what their special gifts mean and what the government wants with them.

When Lucas is kidnapped from her house Amy works together with brother and sister team, Petra and Eric, to find him. Lucas is being held by a government agency who want to conduct experiments on the people they call "Offsprings". While the Amy, Eric and Petra work to release Lucas from those that hold him captive, they begin to unravel the mess their lives have become. Learning they are the "Offspring" of a group of experimentees from years earlier.

I thought that Jaime did an excellent job of bringing together the first book in this series. She introduces all her characters well and brings a compelling story to light. I loved the couple that Amy and Lucas make. Readers will just feel their love through the pages of the book as they communicate through their dreams. The supporting characters are also well thought out and interesting. Even as crazy and obnoxious as Eric seems, readers will be want to see him succeed in his missions now and in the future. The next book "Out of Darkness" is expected to be released in October of 2009.

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