Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Sapphire Talisman Review

The Sapphire Talisman by Brenda Pandos
Publisher: Obsidian Mountain Press
Release date: December 15, 2010
Source: Author for Blog Tour

With the local vampire coven decimated, Julia and Nicholas try to begin a somewhat normal life together. Bound by secrecy from a shape shifter determined to see Julia’s world-saving prediction come to fruition, Julia isn’t allowed to tell Nicholas the leader survived, ransacking her happiness with guilt. When Alora returns, bent on revenge, the reunion forces Nicholas and Julia to choose what they are willing to live and die for.


Review:

The Sapphire Talisman was an enthralling and fast paced follow up to the fantastic The Emerald Talisman. The ending of The Emerald Talisman left me very anxious to find out what happened to Julia, Nicholas, and the other characters and The Sapphire Talisman did not disappoint.

Julia is a great main character. While at first she is a bit too clingy to Nicholas she matures a lot in this novel and learns to stand on her own two feet. She also opens up to Nicholas and shares more of her secrets. I liked how Nicholas and Julia were more honest with each other and their relationship changed a lot! Things were not always perfect for the couple and the ending left me dying to find out what happens!

It's hard to review this without spoiling any of the great plot twists because there are a lot. Brenda Pandos never ceased to keep me on the edge of my seat and a lot of my questions from the first book were answered. The reader gets to learn more about Julia's family, even her grandmother, as well as Julia's mysterious power.

I liked how there were a lot of intriguing sub plots woven in to keep things interesting and a lot of new characters were introduced. Julia and the other characters are all believable and Brenda's take on vampires is entirely original. The plot is fast paced and exciting and a lot happens over the course of the novel.

This is a well written and unique series that will appeal to all kinds of readers. Whenever I thought I might know what was going to happen Brenda threw a curve ball and completely took me by surprise. I loved being drawn into Julia's world and can't wait to find out more about the third book! I definitely recommend this series.

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

13 comments:

  1. YAY! I loved The Emerald Talisman so I can't wait to read The Saphire Talsiman! Sounds like it's awesome!

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  2. I want to read this series. Great review :)

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  3. Great review, thanks! I'm adding this to my list of "future reads." I'm just curious...I'm a follower of several book reviewers...how is it you guys get these book pre-release? I think it's wonderful to come here and know ahead of time what to look forward to from a down to earth reader! :-D

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  4. I see!! You accept them. Wow, authors are coming to you!!:-D

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  5. I've heard so many great things about book 1. Glad to see that book 2 stood up well, also. Nothing I like better than a lot of twists and turns and an ending that is not evident.

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  6. Glad to hear this series is unique. I'm bump them up on my to read list.

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  7. I've heard so much about this series! Great review! I need to read this series!

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  8. Nice review. I haven't read either book, but find the covers intriguing. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  9. Thanks for the review. I will have to add the series to my to be read list for sure.

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  10. I haven't read either of these, but I have had them on my wishlist for a while now. The covers are what drew me in. I'll have to read them now. Great review.

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  11. I haven't read this series yet. Thanks for the review!

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  12. Great review. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I am really looking forward to reading this series.

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