Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stealing Breathe by Joanne Brothwell: Review

Stealing Breathe
By Joanne Brothwell
Published March 9th by Cresent Moon Press
Pick up your copy at Amazon today!
Synopsis borrowed from Amazon:

Deep in the backwoods of North Dakota, twenty–one year old Sarah Ross is searching for a missing child when she is attacked by a glowing–eyed, transparent... creature. Sarah survives, destroying the monster by using mysterious abilities she didn’t even know she had.

Bloody and bruised, Sarah flees the scene and runs directly into Evan Valente, a handsome, charismatic stranger who helps her back to safety. But what is Evan doing out in the forest at five in the morning?

Turning to a healer, Sarah is shocked to learn her eyes bear the mark of the Indigo Child—an evolved human with the ability to feel the emotions of others. But her indigo aura also makes her an easy target for those who wish to consume her powerful essence.

Soon, Sarah is falling deeply in love with Evan and wants nothing more than to follow her heart and trust that he is the man he says he is. But she can't ignore the lingering feeling that Evan is hiding a terrible secret. The deeper she digs, the more danger she faces, leading her on a course that will force her to face the darkest, innermost parts of her soul.

Darkfallen's thoughts:

This book is m ore of a solid 3.5 stars. Goodreads really needs to give us the half star option. Lol

Sarah isn't just your normal girl. She manages her parents sports store and is about to go away to college, but that's all normal right? Well did I mention she also happens to be an empath? Yep that's right, Sarah can feel other peoples emotions around her which sometimes makes it difficult to act normal. Especially when every person she comes in contact with has their emotions slamming into her.

That is until she runs into Evan...and she feels nothing from him which leaves her intrigued by him. But it might not be a good thing that she can't feel Evan's emotions. In fact it might be the red flag that she should run away from him. Too bad she just can't seem to stay away from him.

I loved the Native American folklore that was woven throughout this story. The legends of the Skinwalkers and of the dark magic was hauntingly intriguing and I was sucked into right away. I also loved how Sarah and Evan meshed together as a couple but I would have loved to see a little more of their relationship in the story. The action in this book seemed to out weigh the love interest at times. Basically I just think the book needed to be a little longer to allow for more relationship building between the two. A few more dates to make it seem less rushed.

Still I think this book could be a easy 5 stars with just one little thing...some editing. I don't mean your typical editing re-writes. I'm talking more about catching the overuse of words throughout the novel. I kept getting caught up in the flow being off because the same word was used to many times in the same page. So nothing major, just a little fine tuning and polishing, and this book will be great.

Overall if you are into PNR and want to get a break from your typical supernatural element then I say this book it for you.


1 comment:

  1. Great review and the book sounds intriguing. Good to know it has solid five potential.