Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Lost - Caridad Pineiro Review

Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. The heir to an ancient race possessing a dark, powerful magic, he can shapeshift and create energy. His gifts make him a living weapon and have forced him to live in seclusion. But now an inhuman force hunts down Adam-just when he finds someone who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined possible . . .

Home from combat in Iraq, Bobbie Carerra wants only peace, yet soon joins Adam in a terrifying battle against paranormal enemies who hide in plain sight. She's drawn to his strength of mind and body; he's attracted to her courage and intoxicating energy. Their scorching passion can either transport them to the heights of ecstasy or-if Adam's powers rage out of control-destroy them. But when an invisible brotherhood tightens its nets and someone Adam trusts betrays him, only a heartrending decision can save them.

     My Take: The ending clearly makes you anticipate and desperately want The Claimed; however I was delighted when my hunch/guess proved true at the end.

It was great to meet more of the Carerras. We met Bobbie briefly in Stronger Than Sin, not enough to get a feel for her character. The only other Carerra we see in here is Tony (sorry everyone for wanting Mick and Lily, along with the Carerrar matriach)

Gotta love the Carerras though: their sense of family, their inner strength, and determination to stand by those they love.

Bobbie shows these traits and more. She's a warrior, a fighter. She's been through hell but fighting not to let it keep her down, foraging onward the best of her ability. A character that a reader can admire and look up to.

Adam... the mysterious geeky hero! Shy to boot! Hehe. Enough that I can say about that.

This was completely different from Stronger Than Sin and Sins of the Flesh, opening the doors to a new series. The paranormal element in this is different, unique, fresh.