Friday, August 1, 2014

Review: Dark Sacrifice by Angie Sandro

Title: Dark Sacrifice
Author: Angie Sandro
Series: Book Two in the Dark Paradise Series
Published By: Forever Yours (August 5, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
A GIFT AND A CURSE

Mala LaCroix sees dead people—really. After using her psychic gifts to catch a killer, she's locked in a psych ward and must strike a deal with the devil to secure her release. Apprenticed to a dark arts practitioner, Mala vows to free herself and save her loved ones from danger. But she doesn't know who to turn to when her crush on Landry Prince turns into something more serious.

A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH

Landry has sacrificed everything to protect Mala. A near-death experience changes him forever, and now he, too, possesses supernatural powers he doesn't understand. Mala and Landry must band together to defeat the dark forces—both human and otherworldly—who would use their abilities for evil. Even as they fall for each other, they must prepare to battle for their very souls . . . 





I was eager to jump right back into the strange and dark world that the Sandro has created in this series. In fact, I was even a bit excited to see what would happen next between Mala, Landry, and even George Surprisingly, I wasn't ready for the end of the first book when it came and was thankful I didn't have long to wait for the release of the second book in this wonderfully executed trilogy about the gritty life of the bayou.

Sandro did not disappoint. If anything the second installment pushed the boundaries of the first and even went above and beyond my expectations. 

I don't even know exactly how to express how much I enjoyed this. It was creepier than the first but it was more than that too. The situations Mala and Landry found themselves in were more serious but also more heartfelt They truly had to work together, nothing left hidden between them. All was bared and it wonderful to see them work through (most) of their issues, insecurities and really form a team and a bond. 

They both went through so much in the first book, separately and together that I wasn't sure if there was hope for them at all to ever be friends again but Sandro took their heartache and their troubles and instead of tearing them apart, brought them together so they would have to work together to survive or die trying. 

So much came to light in this second installment. So much was revealed about both of them and so much is still left to discover.

I for one will be right there for book three to discover it all and see how it all comes together and ends. I just love the beautiful dark and rich world that Sandro has created on the bayou and I just can't seem to get enough of it.






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*




42 comments:

  1. I'm really happy you liked this one! I loved book one, and I'm hoping to read Dark Sacrifice this weekend. Great review.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you liked book one you will love this one even more I think. :)

      Delete
  2. Oh, creepy! Beautiful dark and rich world? I want, lol! Planning on trying this out sometime, definitely.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm glad this one didn't suffer from sophomore slump! I hope you enjoy the last one :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh it's nice to see that book 2 is that good too! I saw this one and loved the cover but as it's a book 2 I passed. I should try to investigate book 1. Great review!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was on Netgalley but I doubt it is anymore, still it is worth the read so you should definitely look it up. :)

      Delete
  5. I am such a huge fan of this cover! However, I'd never think from it that this would be a creepy read, and yet I want to read it even more because of it! I don't think I've ever heard about any of this before, but I'll go right ahead and research the series on goodreads.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sounds like a great read! Sometimes creepy is a good thing.

    ReplyDelete
  7. "but Sandro took their heartache and their troubles and instead of tearing them apart, brought them together so they would have to work together to survive or die trying. "

    LOVE THAT! I'm so tired of second books that tear down everything established in book one so it can then be rebuilt in the final book, so it's nice that the relationship between these two actually heals in this one. Also, that cover is gorgeous!!! Love the colors:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really am too Jenny, it was refreshing for that not to happen in this.

      Delete
  8. This is the first time I'm hearing of this series but this book is just screaming my name to be picked up. I love the sound of the characters and the relationship between Landry and Mala. I love that they work together.
    The world seems interesting too. I have got to check this out. Thanks for sharing and lovely review!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you do and you love it Nick! It is a fun, creepy and different kind of read.

      Delete
  9. I haven't heard of this series but that cover is really pretty. I'm so glad that you've enjoyed the second book in this series. Great review :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow Kindlemom, Great review. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sounds like a great read for Fall. I have the first book for review and I am eager to jump into it. I am looking forward to some dark and creepy reads.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I think I definitely need to get the first book!

    ReplyDelete
  13. You always write such great reviews, and always make me want to add books to my tbr. I hadn't heard of this series but now I am super tempted to try it. I know I shouldn't add any more to my tbr but I can't help myself.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I didn't like Landry in book 1, I hope he gets better here.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I haven't heard of this author or series before, surprisingly enough, but it sounds fantastic so I'm definitely adding these to my TBR. Wonderful review! :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. A dark fantasy is usually very interesting :) I am glad you liked this second installment. Will check this book out.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I haven't heard of this series but it sounds so good! And that cover is amazing! Now I need to go look up the cover of the first book ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The cover for the first is just as pretty!

      Delete
  18. Oh I love it when the second book pushes the boundaries of the first. I haven't read these but I added them to my wishlist!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh I remember seeing the first on a blog and thinking about it. They sound pretty interesting. How creepy are we talking though? Like keep a night light on creepy or don't read until there's company staying over creepy? LOL Yes I am a TOTAL wuss. lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not to creepy that you need the lights on. ;)

      Delete
  20. I don't know if I've heard of this one, but I'll have to read it now. I love fantasy and this series sound intriguing, romantic, and a little dark. I'm looking forward to it!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    ReplyDelete
  21. Great review. I saw this one, but didn't request it. I' ve not read the first book in the series. You definitely have me curious.

    ReplyDelete