Monday, 6 October 2014

The Prophecies - Sentinel Book 2 by Holly Martin

What They Say:

The world is a big place, will Eve really be the one to save it?
Eve grows stronger and more powerful every day as she strives to ensure she is ready to face her destiny. But some of her gifts are unwelcome.  Eve's visions of the future become darker and those she loves are in terrible danger. But when her actions result in tragedy, Eve is called before The Oraculum, the council that created her.

When she is summoned to their castle she becomes aware of a rift between the council members that not only could endanger her life, but could put the whole planet at risk. Would The Oraculum really turn against her and risk everything?

But in the darkness, a light burns bright. Her love for Seth is stronger than any of her powers.
But as she battles against a new threat, can she really forsake those closest to her in order to save the world?  Will everyone Eve loves survive?
What I Say:

I would like to that author Holly Martin for sending me a copy of this in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I love the cover for this book and it really is eye catching, I was so happy when Holly asked me to be part of the cover reveal.

When Holly contacted me and asked would I like to review this book, I jumped at the chance.  The Sentinel was one of the very first books I reviewed and I absolutely loved it, I’ve been waiting to read this for nearly 12 months and I wasn’t disappointed.

When we meet up with Eve and her Guardian they are in a Castle protected from those who want to harm Eve but Eve is still in massive pain as the book starts straight after the end of book 1, I loved that Holly shows how Eve is recovering instead of brushing over this by starting The Prophecies a few months later. 
However as it is only a few months down the line from Eve finding out that she was ‘created’ to save the world, she is struggling to come to terms with it.  Eve craves to do something normal. Like going on holiday and spending some time alone with the man she loves Seth, but nothing is normal in Eve’s life and even when Eve and Seth manage to get some space it goes wrong as the puritans manage to find them.

There are some very happy moments in the story and some really sad ones, Holly really knows how to pull at the heartstrings and isn’t scared of making decisions with her characters….

Holly really ups the pace of this book, even bringing in new characters.  Some I wasn’t sure if I could trust, like the members of Oraculum.  She brought in Seth’s brother Zach who I loved and he made me laugh in certain sections of the story.  Then there is the mysterious Alex, oooh Holly is such a tease.

Not forgetting the regulars Eli, Lucas and Quinn.  I love the relationship Eve has with Lucas, they are only friends but are so close and he can sense things that no one else can about Eve.  The only thing I was disappointed in was that Eli and Quinn weren’t in this book more, they are really my favourites from these books.

The story is really well paced and as with a lot of Holly’s books I couldn’t put it down, staying up late to finish it.   There are going to be tough times ahead for Eve and everyone else and I’m really excited to read book 3, hopefully we won’t have as long to wait this time.

About The Author

I live in sunny Bedfordshire in a house with round windows. I studied media at university which led to a very glitzy career as a hotel receptionist followed by a even more glamorous two years working in a bank. The moment that one of my colleagues received the much coveted carriage clock for fifteen years service was the moment when I knew I had to escape. I quit my job and returned to university to train to be a teacher. Three years later, I emerged wide eyed and terrified that I now had responsibility for the development of thirty young minds. I taught for four years before History Off The Page came to my school to do a Tudor day. I now drive round the country in my little white van, dressing up as a Viking one day and an Egyptian High Priestess the next.

I love to write. The characters do exactly what I want them to do, most of the time. Sometimes they do seem to go off and do their own thing without my permission. It is complete escapism into a world where I have full control.

I've been writing for four years now, every spare second I have, I'm scribbling ideas in a notebook or typing a scene on my laptop. I have written three romantic fiction books. Changing Casanova and The Chainsaw Masquerade were recently shortlisted for the Festival of Romance New Talent Award. My short story, One Hundred Proposals, won the Belinda Jones Travel Club short story competition and was published in the Sunlounger anthology.

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