Monday, 29 September 2014

Review: Craving

by Sofia Grey
Rating: 4/5

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00036]A deal with a demon, a biker psychic and the girl who might just be his salvation… if the demon doesn’t get to her first.
Dante isn’t your typical medium. With his leather jacket, tattoos and piercings, he looks more at home on his motorbike than he does holding a séance and Katherine has no intention of getting involved with him. He’s the complete opposite of the kind of man she wants and represents everything she’s tried to leave behind, but she needs a medium and he’s the best one around.
Dante’s never allowed himself to get close to anyone for fear of putting them in danger. His craving for Katherine is about to bring his worst nightmares to life

Craving is book two in the Talisman series. I was offered this book as an ARC in exchange for a review from the author so here goes…

The story starts with Dante, who is someone I was curious about at the end of Obsession. The story retreads some of the same beats of Obsession, Katherine has an asshole father who plays a similar role in her life to Gabe.

I liked that a lot more of the paranormal aspects of the story were explored. You do find out a bit more about the source of Josh and Dante’s powers (not the talismans and that’s all I’m telling).

However I was disappointed to see that Dante and Kat’s story was dominated by Josh and Suki tying up loose ends. Gabe is around as a ghost, that Dante has to try to deal with. Josh also gets a lot of POV moments where he naturally is thinking about Suki which serves to further distract from the Dante/Kat stuff.

I really liked Dante he was very self sacrificing, but also very selfish. He was willing to be homeless in order to make money for his gram, but wouldn’t risk real pain for himself until he meets Kat. Kat was a bit more of an enigma and could have benefitted from more focus.

Final verdict This one managed to hit that emotional angst spot in a similar way without being a retread of the previous book and I look forward to the next one.

Previous Books In Series: Obsession

**I received a copy of this book as an ARC from the author**

Currently Listening: Cool Kids– Echosmith

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the great review :-)