Thursday, June 26, 2014

Penumbra by Logan Patricks {Blog Tour: Spotlight & Review}

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

In one night, I lost everything: my hopes and dreams, my best friend, and Shadow’s heart. He told me he loved me, but it was just a lie.
The Midnight Society has fallen, reduced to ashes by a monster--a person whom we all once trusted. The betrayal has shattered our lives forever and Shadow, Lord of the Midnight Society, finds himself at a crossroad.
 One road leads him further down the path of vengeance, filled with unending violence and dead bodies. The other road leads to me. However, our path to happiness is paved with broken glass and razorblades, and at some point, one of us is going to fall.
Welcome to the world of the Midnight Society.

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My Review~

In one night everything changed for Aria and Shadow. Aria's hope at love and happiness shattered. Shadow's world, crumbled. They both struggle to pick up the pieces of what is left of their life and The Midnight Society. They should have each other, but thanks to the one who betrayed them, they don't have that either. Aria has her tattered heart and Shadow has vengeance. Now they have to decide if they are meant to be on the path together or separate. One thing is for sure, this path won't be easy. And you can be certain there will be dead bodies along the way.

Aria has been through hell. She went from the poor house to rodeo drive in a heartbeat. Fell fast and hard for the dark, elusive, and sexy as hell Shadow. Then had it all ripped away. Despite all this Aria hasn't changed who she is. She is still sweet, caring, insightful and speaks her mind, but when it comes to Shadow she doesn't know what to do. She's broken hearted, lonely, and wants her life back. The question is which life does she want? Life before Shadow, or life after Shadow?

Penumbra picks up right where Semblance left off, with Shadow and Aria neck deep in the middle of hell. The Midnight Society has fallen, taking the statuesque Shadow right down with it. But Shadow is a fighter and has a strong thirst for vengeance. And he makes getting revenge his number one priority and he doesn't care who he hurts along the way. 

Underneath his lust of revenge, Shadow is broken. Everything he has known and loved has been ripped away from him. Not only does he have to fight to rebuild his life, he has to fight to discover who he really is. In Penumbra we see Shadow crumbled, angry and so broken down that it seems that love will never shine through his broken walls. He is so thirsty for blood and leaves a deadly trail in his wake. But as he hunts down the one responsible he finds pieces of himself and gets a glimpse at a life he could have. Shadow is stubborn, there is no denying that. In Penumbra he is also an ass. Granted he is a sexy ass, but I wanted to beat the crap out of him in this book. I screamed at him, cursed at him, and broke down over him. But little by little Shadow redeemed himself. He began to grow into the man that I glimpsed in Semblance, the man that Aria and I know he can be.

Then there's Lincoln. In Semblance he was quiet and mysterious. Always on the side lines, like a sexy predator. In Penumbra he takes center stage. No longer stalking his prey from the side lines, he now has a front row seat thanks to Shadow. I have a deep love for Shadow. Despite all his faults, I know he is a good man and I will always root for him, but Lincoln.... Lincoln is a whole other animal. He is sleek like a black panther, sly like a fox, and hungry... yes like the wolf. We get a lot more of him in Penumbra. A LOT more of him. I liked him before, but now thanks to Logan Patricks spinning, he has weaseled his way into my heart. Things have definitely gotten interesting in the world of The Midnight Society.

Now I wish I could give you more... oh there is so much more. So much anguish, excitement, and steam. But there are also things that shouldn't be said. People who I can't speak of. Things that you are just going to have to read for yourself... but I can say this....

Penumbra is an explosive read in reverse. It starts after the explosion. With everyone picking up the pieces, then we follow the characters as they attempt to rebuild what they have and as they struggle to deal with the betrayal that has cut them so deep. Little by little the walls get rebuilt. They become stronger. They see a glimmer of hope again, but like all Logan Patricks stories, another explosion comes and tears all the walls down again. The story of The Midnight Society is dark, mysterious, sexy, steamy, and dangerous as hell. It is indeed a "road paved with broken glass and razor blades."

Logan Patricks talent at crafting a story is amazing. He continues to play me like a fiddle. He knows all the chords to strum. All the notes that need to be played and he puts them in such an order that leaves you completely and totally breathless. By the time you finish Penumbra you won't know what hit you. But you will know it was beautiful, magical and something you probably won't see again. Well not until the next installment in the series.

To show you just how amazing Logan Patricks is with words, here is one of my favorite lines from the book. 

See, beautiful words written as good as any music. Logan Patricks knows just how to play his readers.

About the Author~
Logan discovered both love and heartbreak at the tender age of seven, when the pretty little blue-eyed girl next door stole his Kit-Kat bar and shared it with the bad boy from across the street. Devastated, Logan found solace by escaping into imaginary worlds he forged with words, creating kingdoms where the chivalrous knight always got the princess. 
Twenty three years later Logan spends his days in a suit and tie, working for the government on matters of network security. However his thoughts never strayed too far from the incendiary nature of love — the passionate fire that’s both scintillating and dangerous. Obsessed with exploring the steamy and mysterious side of human nature, Logan continues to create worlds filled with thrills, mystery, and of course, sex.

Find out more about his romance/thriller series: The Midnight Society

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