Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Black Abaddon by Sasha Hibbs Blog Tour + Review

Black Abaddon (The Vulcan Legacies)
Release Date: 02/20/14
Evernight Teen

 Ally Watson struggles to live with the choices she made, the worst of which resulted in her soul mate's death. Michael’s sacrifice to save the girl he loved may have reversed the Apocalypse, but not the permanent damage inflicted by living with his loss.

Ally begins a journey where she soon discovers that death is not always the end, but sometimes the very beginning. With old friends, she journeys to the Nosferatu Nation where she meets with new alliances willing to help her in her quest to defeat the Devourer. At every turn, Ally unearths secrets that threaten to destroy those she loves.

The second installment of The Vulcan Legacies series will put Ally to the ultimate test, forcing her to face her fears and the true destiny she will fulfill as Azrael, the Seraph of Death.


Review:  What do you know, another paranormal! Honestly, I never saw myself reading this many of them as it has never been a genre I have particularly enjoyed. Still, I have been thrilled with most of the one I have read so far, and the Vulcan Legacies series is no different. I had not read anything by Hibbs, including the first book in this series, so I had to pick that one up first. I got through it quickly, and then was eager to move onto Black Abaddon, which was even better, in my opinion. I have something with series, I usually prefer the second book over the first. I guess I just like already knowing the characters and just getting to continue with their story instead of all of the character background. 

I thought that there were plenty of twists and turns in the first book, but it was nothing compared to this second one. Every time I thought I had something figured out, it all changed on me once again. While the beginning was a little slow for me, it did pick up quickly and then I did not want to put it down. Each chapter left me with more questions than answers, and while sometimes it was a little frustrating, I still enjoyed it very much. 

The characters are just as wonderful as they were in the first book. Of course, Ally begins the novel by dealing with the loss and guilt of Michael at the end of the first book. As the Angel of Death and having failed her test, she believes that she has failed everyone and that Michael died for nothing. It is something that she has to deal with and work through as there is still a lot of danger for her to face no matter how much guilt and sadness she feels. 

This was a series that stayed very consistent to me, and that is something that I look for in a series. I always fear that an author will suddenly bring in new things in order to fill the pages, but Hibbs did not do anything like that. Her writing was just as wonderful as it was in the first book, if not more so. The ending of the book was such an amazing cliffhanger, leaving me eagerly waiting for the next book. I certainly recommend this book to any paranormal fan.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

By age 5, Sasha Hibbs' favorite movie was Gone With the Wind. By age 12, she completed her 7th grade book report on the sequel, Scarlett. By 18, she met and married her very own Mr. Rhett Butler and as it turns out, she never had to worry about going back to Tara to win the love of her life back. Fortunately, he stuck with her.  

With a love of all things paranormal, the ambiance of the South with its gigantic antebellum mansions and canopies of Spanish moss, and a love for her husband’s rich storytelling of blacksmiths and the mythology surrounding their origins, it wasn’t long until the world of her debut novel, Black Amaranth, was born.

When not working her day job as a nurse, you can find Sasha dreaming of her next beach trip, reading the latest YA novel, and drinking more white chocolate mocha than she should.  

Sasha lives in mountainous West Virginia with her husband, Tim, and their two daughters, Aeliza and Ava. She is currently hard at work on book two in The Vulcan Legacies series.

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