Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Review: Sanctify by Colee Firman

Sanctify (Unbinding Fate, #2)Sanctify by Colee Firman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What can I say but wow! An easy one to rate at five stars...

Sanctify picks up right where Dissever left off. Addie has just saved Gage from being scattered only to find herself stranded in Greystone, the home of the Akori, with Tanner, Jax, and Juliette. Soon, she discovers Tanner is in a magical coma as his new powers fill him, one that Addie herself awoke from too soon, and Jax has been shipped off to Ravensbog, yet another dimension the Akori inhabit. The only companion left to her from before is Juliette, who is more interested in "freeing" Jax from Ravensbog than pursuing a friendship with Addie.

As Addie's powers grow, so do her mysterious and clingy affections for Tanner. She has to be near him at all costs, like an addiction, but she knows it's weird because he's just her friend. Missing Gage but drawn to Tanner, Addie struggles to resolve her feelings for both. At the same time, she attempts to rescue Jax from Ravensbog but finds he's not exactly interested in being rescued. Besides that, he's still got an attitude.

I love how the relationship between Tanner and Addie is brought to the forefront. It's one of those stories where you aren't exactly sure who the main character should end up with, and figuring it out is quite the roller-coaster ride. The emotions, confusion, and attraction are well-done and drew me in. I also enjoyed the lesser characters, Leeli and Momo. Very cute, innocent and childlike, even though they are ancient. And let us not forget the overarching plot. Akori are still stranded on Earth, and it's up to Addie and Tanner to bring them home.

I loved this book and will definitely read the next in the series. I'm still rooting for Gage, but we'll see.

I'd recommend this to those who enjoy YA, romance, and stories that provide a convincing mix of contemporary life and magic, but definitely read Dissever, first!

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