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Review: Dangerous Destiny by Melanie & Suzanne Brockmann

Posted December 16, 2014 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance

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Rowena’s review of Dangerous Destiny (Night Sky #.5) by Melanie & Suzanne Brockmann.

See how it all begins…

In this pulse-pounding prequel to the Night Sky series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter Melanie Brockmann, Skylar has her first brush with Destiny. She’s about to meet a boy who will change her life—and a girl who wants to end it.

I know her.
Know her from inside the dreams. Inside those terrible, murderous, bloody dreams. I’ve heard her-screaming, her voice mixing in an awful chorus with all those other girls. Little girls.

Please, God.
That’s what one of the little girls keeps saying, in the dream that is not just a dream. Please, God.
But I know better. There’s no escaping this fate. This is destiny.
I must kill Skylar.

Skylar Reid is the new girl at school. Her mom just moved them to Florida—aka The Land of the Living Dead where the average age of her new neighbors was seventy-five—to start over. Skylar is not a fan of the change or her total lack of friends. Until she meets Calvin, a funny, sarcastic boy who doesn’t let being in a wheelchair stop him from verbally shredding their preppy classmates. Skylar’s just about to decide her new school’s not a total loss when an odd girl wearing an oversized trench coat in the murderous Southern heat declares, “You’re one of us.” And then tries to kill her.

This is the prequel to Night Sky, the new series by Suzanne Brockmann and her daughter, Melanie. Suzanne Brockmann has written one of my favorite series so when I heard she was writing a paranormal YA with her daughter, I was intrigued.

This novella introduces Skylar Reid, the new girl in school. She’s struggling to fit in and make new friends but when she makes friends with the school outcast, Calvin, things are looking up until lives are threatened and Skylar tries to keep things from going to shit.

I thought this short story did a great job of introducing Brockmann’s new series and it was filled with everything that makes a great suspense novel, great. Skylar shows a lot of promise, something that I’m looking forward to reading about in the coming books. I think this is a great new avenue to get some Brockmann goodness and like always, she delivers a compelling story with a cast of characters that aren’t easy to forget. I’m definitely intrigued for more and am looking forward to reading more.

Grade: 4 out of 5

This book is available from Sourcebooks Fire. You can purchase it here or here in e-format. This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Suzanne Brockmann Co-Wrote a YA book?

Posted August 1, 2014 by Rowena in Promotions | 0 Comments

SuzanneMelanieBrockmannSuz has long been one of my favorite authors of romantic suspense. Her Troubleshooters and Tall, Dark and Dangerous series are old favorites of mine that I like to re-read every once in a while.

I was surprised to find out that Suz co-wrote a Young Adult book with her daughter Melanie.  Now, I love me some Suz Brockmann and some YA books so I’m super excited to read this one.

Here’s the summary:

Sixteen-year-old Skylar Reid is thrown into a strange world when she discovers that she has unique telekinetic and telepathic powers. After Sasha, the child she babysits, is kidnapped and believed to be murdered, Sky and her best friend Calvin are approached by Dana, a mysterious girl who has super-abilities similar to Sky’s. With the help of Dana and her sidekick Milo, the four teens embark on a quest to discover who killed Sasha, and to bring the killers to justice.

With Dana as Skylar’s surly and life-toughened mentor, Sky attempts to harness her powers to aid them in their quest. Complicating an already complex relationship with the older girl, Sky starts to fall for the dangerously handsome and enigmatic Milo – and begins to suspect that the attraction is mutual. But then Sky realizes that Sasha might still be alive, and the unlikely foursome’s mission becomes one of search and rescue, pitting the heroic teens against a very deadly enemy.

This one sounds like a good one. I’m completely on board with reading this one so I’m sure you’ll see my review of this book on the blog.  The cover is pretty nifty as well, check it out:


But that’s not all. Suz and Melanie are releasing a free novella, DANGEROUS DESTINY on August 26th so be on the look out for that. Night Sky releases on October 7, 2014.

Lots of goodness going on in this post. This is what I look like right now:

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