Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Deepest Night by Shana Abe

Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Series: The Sweetest Dark #2
Publication Date: 13th August 2013
Pages: 320
Book Source: Random House Publishing & NetGalley

Synopsis: It’s 1915, and sixteen-year-old Lora Jones is finishing up her first year as a charity student at Iverson, a prestigious, gothic boarding school on England’s southern coast. While she’s always felt different from everyone around her, now she finally knows why: She is a drákon, a rare, enchanted being with astonishing magical abilities.
As war hits Britain’s shores, and Lora reels from an unimaginable loss, she finds that her powers come with grave and dangerous responsibilities. At the request of Armand Louis, the darkly mysterious boy whose father owns Iverson, Lora will spend her summer at his lavish estate. To help the war effort—and to keep Lora near—Armand turns his home into a military hospital, where Lora will serve as a nurse. For Armand is inescapably drawn to her—bound to her by heart-deep secrets and a supernatural connection that runs thicker than blood.
Yet while Lora tries to sort out her own feelings toward Armand, fate offers an unexpected surprise. Lora discovers there is another drákon, a prisoner of war being held in Germany. And that only she, with her newly honed Gifts, will be able to rescue him. 
With Armand at her side, Lora will cross enemy lines on an incredible mission—one that could bond her to Armand forever, or irrevocably tear them apart.

My Thoughts: 
I'm so in love with this series and coming from me that's high praise because dragons really 'aint my thing! Danger, adventure, love, heartache set against the historical backdrop of WWI, it's rich, emotive, haunting and bittersweet, The Deepest Night is one beautiful package. 

I wish I could turn back the clock and start over, there's just something breathtaking about exploring a unique new world. I miss that 'newness' but there are different qualities to be excited about with the 2nd installment. What remains the same is Shana Abe's exquisite, intoxicating writing. 

I loved them in The Sweetest Dark but there's a new depth to Lora and Armand in The Deepest Night, both individually and within their relationship. They embrace their magic, grow, adapt and shine, it's completely mesmerising and I was just a wee bit *cough* spellbound. 

Nervous anticipation for the final book, I'm excited, hopeful, and just a little scared about how things are going to finish up.

Recommend: Screaming from the rooftop YES! YES!

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  1. Ohhhhhh this sounds good!!! Adding to my check out list!!!

    1. Julie you HAVE to read these, I want someone to happy dance with lol

  2. So excited for this! I have it to read very very soon and have been pretty pleased with the reviews I've seen.

    1. Can't wait to see what you think, I'll be watching out for your review!

  3. I heard you all the way to Finland ;=D

  4. I've enjoyed Shana Abe in the past but haven't kept up with her writing. I didn't realize she was writing a new series with dragons. I'll have to find myself book #1.

    1. If you enjoy Shana Abe then this series is a MUST read, *squeal* let me know what you think :)

  5. Wow, that's quite an endorsement! You made it sound so wonderful even if it's not my usual thing :)


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