Monday, 8 August 2011

A Review for Severance (Volition #2) by Shawn Kirsten Maravel

Posted by Donna
Published Date: April 26th, 2011
Finished Date: July 31st, 2011
Source: For Review from Author
Format: Kindle
Pages: 258

The Blurb from Goodreads: Severance is the bone-chilling, adrenaline-filled sequel to Volition. Charlotte finds herself hoping against reason that her life couldn't really have taken the devastating turn that it has. With Joel still dangerously out of the picture, and no signs that he may ever come back, she finds herself up against an even more dangerous threat. A sexy and cunning threat that is bound to tear what she has always known to be her reality down for good. 

When things finally start to look up, another curve-ball is thrown her way, promising to give her what she'd hoped for since meeting Joel, an answer it seems that came a little too late. What Charlotte thought she'd once known to be the truth filters through her fingers, leaving her to believe that her world and the afterworld are much more tangled than she'd originally expected. She comes to find that love and lust are no longer the sole deciders of her fate, but revenge. A lifetime of secrets unfold and Charlotte discovers that Joel hasn't been the only one watching over her all of these years.
The Review: “I was the silent and ever present figure in your life...but you.” I kissed the back of her hand softly and closed my eyes. "You've always been the meaning of mine.” 
After reading ‘Volition’ the first in Shawn Marvel’s series, I was really looking forward to reading the next one ‘Severance’ but with review books for the blog popping up, it me a while to get to it. After reading it……..I was left stunned! And if anything, Shawn’s work gets better with each book. 

Charlotte’s world is turned upside down when Joel, her guardian Angel took a bullet to save her, leaving him in a coma. With Joel out of commission, Charlotte’s life takes yet another nasty turn when a dangerous threat comes her way, making her release that Joel wasn’t the only one who had been watching her all these years. With the dangerous threat getting closer and closer….it’s only a matter of time before it leads to a final confrontation. 

Severance for me was a whirl wind of emotions and was full of action, romance and suspense…..just what I like from a book. Shawn Marvel has created a compelling story and it had me captivated from the first page. Although I felt the story was slow paced to start with, you’re thrown into an awesome first chapter….that chapter being in Joel’s POV. Come on, who could complain at that? Joel is an absolute fantastic character….he’s gorgeous, smart, and funny and I love his unconditional love for Charlotte. While Joel is stuck in Limbo you get read small chapters from his POV and I loved that we got to see it. It made me love him that much more. Charlotte, I felt developed much more as a character this time around. Mainly because of the situations she has been put in but you really feel for her and I felt a lot more connected to her. 

The story itself has events thrown at the characters that were realistic and didn’t feel forced, they do go through a lot but it’s nothing they don’t try to overcome. The twists and turns in the story were surprising and intense and the overall results at the end were done it a way that left no loose ends. I love closure at the end of a series and Shawn did just the job with her surprising epilogue. Epilogues are always a win for me and this one was just perfect. 

Overall, Shawn Marvel didn’t disappoint with her final book to the series. If you’re looking for an awesome new Angel series that is full of romance, then this is the book for you. Read it! I know you’ll love it. 

****Don't forget our giveaway for TWO lucky winners to win Shawn's Volition series ends on August 9th, 2011. To enter please click this link: Volition Giveaway!!!!****

1 comment:

haleyeliseread said...

Love this series!!!! Great review Donna! (: