jeudi 23 août 2012

A Perfect Darkness ( Offspring 1) by Jaime Rush

Hello to all,

              Since i've read a lot of paranormal romance during my read-a-thon ( favorite genre after all^^;;) today i will introduce you to the Offspring series by Jaime Rush. A really attentive author. So without waiting here comes A perfect Darkness.

Publisher: Avon paranormal romance
Publication: 2009
ISBN:  006169035X
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: strong
Public: 18+
Source: won

Short description from goodread :

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 opinion:

          A bit of change and originality, this time the paranormal romance doesn’t include vampires or werewolves but special humans. Those “humans” called offspring are in fact the children of a group of person who were used in a secret mission by the government; project that when wrong when new drugs started to affect them irremediably. For twenty years or so the project was destroyed after the strange disappearance of all subjects but at that time they never thought about how the result of their experimentation could have affected the children born from the first subjects. Now, a man full of himself believe he will change the world and for that he is ready for all , discovering the abilities of the grown up  now he wants them to obey his orders, his not the government, and the one that should refuse must die.

The offspring don’t know their history, their abilities except for a few of them, each of them has lost at least one parent in a suicide or accident – for the authorities- now they are hunted and tortured.  They must choose a side: their or believe in the “ Devil man”, supposedly from the government.

Amy just new she was special, being able to see “auras”, until that night when a stranger comes to her and inform her that she is an offspring, can’t trust anyone before being arrested in a very strange way. Amy doesn’t understand but even when the “police” say it was a serial killer she doesn’t trust them and stay attracted to the stranger who isn’t so unknown that she first thought.
Lucas took great risks to save the one with who he has a very special link since his childhood and now captured, drugged his only thought is to keep her safe. He forgot that love can make people more courageous…

The writing style was good and the plot original. The characters all with different abilities are moving in their wish to discover the truth of what happened to their parents. Without guidance they must learn to survive and to control their abilities when they appear. The first offspring we meet know they are watched and perhaps more but they ignore why, when one of them is kidnapped trying to help his loved one, one of their, they understand they can’t stay passive. They must work together and some need to learn that.

Amy and Lucas bond really well together but the way of trying to protect her isn’t well thought, I was wondering why, once he saw who captured him he didn’t try his power to know what they really wanted and if they could be trusted. No, he just collaborate that bothered me a bit because I would not trust one who kidnap me , is perhaps responsible of my parents ‘ death just to be honest.
Eric is strong willed and sometimes looks a bit crazy but under his hard exterior he cares about his family and the ones he considers as such. Petra is more subdued, she didn’t think at first that she was special and she is slowly becoming more courageous in Amy’s contact.

It’s an interesting book and I liked it but I think that receiving all the information in once can be a bit confusing. I understand why for the plot and all but it’s also frustrating we want to know more but we can’t be ahead of the characters. Also the behaviour of Lucas like I said doesn’t ring right for me. Amy is better but even terribly courageous she still does a 180° a bit too quickly for my taste. So these are details and I would be very happy to see how the series develops.

Score:  3,5/5


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


Book read for the 2012 TBR reading

Ce livre s'intègre dans le challenge de Natasia

This book enter in the Romance and Me Challenge

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