jeudi 24 mai 2012

Unleashed ( The Amoveo Legend 1) by Sara Humphreys

Hello to all,

                      today being a very sunny day, i wanted to make a special day for you too. After thinking, i've decided to introduce you to a new author on this blog Sara Humphreys with not one but two reviews so you get the whole series published so far. It's a paranormal romance series and  i'm really happy with this discovery so we start with book 1: Unleashed


Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication : 2011
ISBN:  1402258437
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong

Langage: normal
sex: mild
Public: 18+
Source: bought

Short description from goodread :

 What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you'd ever imagined...

Samantha Logan's childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she's one of them...

And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way...

Get swept away into Sara Humphreys's glorious world and breathtaking love story...

My opinion:

          Captivating and original. Sara Humphreys managed to create a universe really interesting with shapeshifters yes but not the most common ones and that’s really refreshing. Here the Amoveo, kind of shapeshifter with magical abilities, are structured in ten clans: eagle, bear, fox etc with a Prince at the top of the “hierarchy”. Even better cross mating can happens and the child with have one of other clan from his parents so you don’t know which one until the first change.

So far also, nothing is said about an obligation to change, no real compulsion. These Amoveos  are in a way strongly normal even with their special abilities. Also they can only have one mate and they can only have children with their soulmates.  They are keeping their existence secret from humans but two groups know a lot about them. One, The Vasullus’ Family, decided to help them by serving and protecting the Amoveo and the second the Cadeo family is their enemy and wants to obliterate them from the planet thinking they are abominations.
However, things are not so simple and Sara Humphreys has managed to let allusion about that in the story before revealing it more directly in the last chapters so the readers could guess the problem but the culprit isn’t so easy to identify.

The rhythm is perfect for the plot not slow but gradually moving up. The action is really present but the violence is concentrated at the end of the story for the bigger part. All is centered about the romance between Samatha who doesn’t know that she is, in fact, the first Hybrid known and Malcom the last of the Eagle clan. That’s the first time I encounters a eagle shapeshifter and it was really good. The characters are well constructed and I loved to see how Malcom was trying to adapt himself to the reality of the special situation while letting  Samatha have the time she could need to understand this new world for her. It was sweet and very thoughtful of him even if he has difficulties to respect her privacy with the mental connections.

The fans of paranormal romance should be very happy with this original story.

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review

Score: 4,5/5


This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge
Ce livre s'intègre dans le challenge de Natasia
Book read for the 2012 TBR reading Challenge

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