30 May 2013

Absolution (Penton Legacy #2) by Susannah Sandlin

{YES, I've listened to this book on audio and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.}

Absolution (Penton Legacy #2)

With the vampire world on the brink of civil war over the scarcity of untainted human blood, battle lines are being drawn between the once peaceful vampire and human enclave of Penton, Alabama, and the powerful Vampire Tribunal. Mirren Kincaid once served the tribunal as their most creative and ruthless executioner—a time when he was known as the Slayer. But when assigned a killing he found questionable, Mirren abandoned the tribunal’s political machinations and disappeared—only to resurface two centuries later as the protector and second-in-command of Penton. Now the tribunal wants him back on their side. 
To break their rogue agent, they capture Glory Cummings, the descendant of a shaman, and send her to restore Mirren’s bloodthirsty nature. But instead of a monster, Glory sees a man burdened by the weight of his past. Could her magic touch—meant by the tribunal to bring out a violent killer—actually help Mirren break his bonds and discover the love he doesn’t believe he deserves?

Hello again! I actually finished this a day or so ago and have already started on book 3 in the series, but am just now getting around to reviewing this one! Absolution is book 2 in the Penton Legacy, and it is by Susannah Sandlin, read by Amy McFadden, whom is slightly familiar, but her name doesn't stand out or ring a bell for me, so I guess I can say it's a first hearing her read. I enjoyed the first book in this series, and really enjoyed this second one too. The story/plot sort of picks up where the first one left off, but there's a different "bad guy" in this one, although still tied into the main overall plot, so the bad guy in this one was mentioned briefly in the first book, so we all know who the main players are in these stories by now. From the first book, I knew I was going to love Mirren and his story, which I was happy to learn book 2 was about! I loved whom Sandlin paired Mirren with as well- who happens to be Glory, a southern no nonsense kinda chick. The heat was turned up a tiny bit compared to the first book, which I loved, but STILL with the infernal cell phone ringing at the most inopportune times! WTF is up with that, anyway? LOL! Maybe it's just a coincidence, but I noticed it in this book too, as I did in the first book lol! Now it's burned into my brain and when it happens in the 3rd book, it's going to make me go GAHHHH! I'm sure! heh! Anyway, this book was just overall good for me. It didn't blow me away, wasn't OMG outstanding, but a good, decent listen that moved along steadily and kept me interested. I loved hearing about Mirren's why's how's and when's of his life and Glory's "gift" was very neat to listen to as well! Like I said, I have already started book 3, will be giving it a little listen here shortly while starting some household chores, so I'll be back in a couple of days with that review too! :) Thanks for reading!

... an easy:

Omega (Penton Legacy, #3)

No comments:

Post a Comment


Attn: Blog Reviewers!

Not happy w/ your current blog graphics/layout? Need a fresh start for the new year? Need somewhere that is totally "YOU"? Don't settle for sub-par blog designs! I'd love to makeover your book review blog! Check out my services:

Designs by Sarah Custom Services