Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Drawn Into Darkness [ARC Review & GIVEAWAY]

Drawn Into Darkness
Annette McCleave

Series or Stand Alone: Soul Gatherer series, book one

Release Date: September 2009

Publisher: Signet

Pages: 352

Author Site: http://www.annettemccleave.com/

My Rating: 3.75/5

Source: ARC won from giveaway @ Anna's Book Blog

Synopsis [from goodreads.com]:

Serving a five-hundred-year sentence as a Soul Gatherer-one who battles demons for the souls of the dead-Lachlan MacGregor keeps his distance from humans. That is, until the lovely Rachel Lewis knocks on his door, begging for help. As they struggle to rescue her daughter from the clutches of a powerful demon, Lachlan finds himself increasingly drawn to the artistic single mother. But when Death assigns him an unbearable task, he's left wondering who will provide more for his soul.


DRAWN INTO DARKNESS is definitely a great and promising start to this new paranormal romance series. Annette McCleave has added some very unique and inventive elements to the PNR genre. The idea of Soul Gatherers was very well thought out and written down (even in the Uncorrected Proof). I enjoyed Lachlan (although his accent was slightly annoying - sorry to the Scottish lovers out there). Lachlan is not a typical alpha male. He's actually a mixture of Alpha and gentleman in my opinion. A fresh element indeed =) I like the Alphas but frankly they can be a bit overwhelming and tiresome after a while.

Rachel was a good heroine to get to know. Funny, smart, and extremely likeable I thought she was a perfect match for Lachlan. The only downside to Rachel?.. her daughter Emily. Now I get the whole rebellious teenager thing. But Emily is important to the story (you'll see why in the end) and I found myself rolling my eyes big time while reading most of the scenes with her in it. Quite frankly I wanted to smack the girl. I couldn't really like her even though Lachlan was sent to protect her soul. Even after the climax at the end and the battle between Lachlan and the "bad guy" I still couldn't really find it in me to like the poor girl. I'm definitely hoping for some improvement in her character with book two.

One thing I loved was the interaction and friendship between Lachlan and fellow Soul Gatherer Brian - hilarious stuff!! I'm definitely looking forward to continuing on with BOUND BY DARKNESS which comes out next month. I also have to get off my butt and purchase my own copy of DRAWN INTO DARKNESS =) All in all, I don't think you'll be disappointed with trying this series out.



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