A few months back I wrote a post about two great books that I’d read called Marked and Claimed. They were written by Sarah Fine and while I loved the plot and writing style immensely, I just wasn’t really into the ‘adult’ aspect of them. Therefore when I saw that the rest of her books were YA (young adult), I decided to give them a go – hoping they were less raunchy. They were – and I quickly discovered three great new books.
Sanctum – the first in this series, Sanctum is a book about Lela Santos, a girl with a troubled past, who is just trying to start over. She has a new foster mum, a great best friend and she’s doing okay at school. Things changed however (and I won’t spoil why) but she ends up technically dead in a city for people who committed suicide. She’s here to rescue someone and so determined to do it that she will even sacrifice herself in the process. However she meets a guard called Malachi and it’s pretty obvious they like each other. They work together to help Lela’s friend and become closer the whole time. An enemy of the city, comes in the form of Mazikin and these form the main plot for all three books. However there are twists and turns, happiness and sadness, and a massive cliffhanger at the end. Without a doubt if you enjoy the first book, you are certain to pick up the second!
Fractured – the second in the series, picks up exactly where the other left off. I can’t tell you an awful lot but Lela is back ‘alive’ and only a few minutes after she last thought she was, even though weeks and weeks have passed where she was. Her role is now Captain of the Guard and she needs to stop the Mazikins from spreading and growing in number. The story centres around Lela’s regular life and her hidden life as a guard. There is school and boys and of course a prom to attend – nevermind the threat to mankind! Again the book ends on a cliffhanger (far worse than the first book) and you are guaranteed to be desperate to read book number three!
Chaos – the third and final book, is not just a tying up book as some third books in a trilogy can be, but instead a whole story in itself. I was desperate to get this book read and find out what happened in the end, but there is so much to it that you would never guess. I really can’t tell you an awful lot about this final book but there are people who you thought were gone, back again, but others lost. There is an adventure to the Mazikin city to be had, but also back on “Earth” too.
I absolutely loved these books as they are a bit fantasy, a bit adventure and a bit romance. They were some of my favourite reads ever and it has now firmly made me a fan of Sarah Fine.
Sarah Fine has also written several other books and I’m tempted to try Scan and its sequel Burn. However both are quite expensive at the moment so I’ll probably wait till they drop in price!