Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Review: Finding the Lost by Shannon K. Butcher

Finding the Lost (The Sentinel Wars, book 2)
Shannon K. Butcher
November 3, 2009
ISBN-10: 0451412826

They are the Sentinels: three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes--the Synestryn. Now a young woman must put faith in a warrior whose power frightens her even as it draws her in.

Andra Madison knows that monsters are real. She's been fighting them ever since her family was victimized by the Synestryn eight years ago. Now she's devoted to finding children who've been abducted by the Synestryn. When she gets a call about a lost little boy, she tracks him to a warehouse on the outskirts of town, where she's aided by a trio of human men...or so she thinks.

Paul has been searching for centuries for a woman like Andra. To find her, he strikes a bargain with a bloodhunter that could cost him his life. Now his desire for Andra threatens to destroy his much-needed control. Against her wishes, Andra agrees to join Paul on a journey fraught with danger--one that leads directly to the Synestryn.

Andra Madison has been fighting monsters since she was little. Eight years ago, they murdered her family. Now she specializes in finding children who have been kidnapped by the same monsters that kidnapped her youngest sister and murdered her mom that horrible night. These monsters are called the called the Synestryn. When she gets a call about a little boy who has been taken, she has no option but to say yes to trying to find him. She tracks him down to a warehouse. But before she can rescue him, she has to fight the Synestryn that are holding him there.

Paul is running out of time. He's been looking for centuries for the woman who would save his life and his life tree is barely hanging on by a few leaves. He desperately strikes a bargain with Logan, a vampire, who's supposed to be able to find special women who could possibly end up being able to save his life and because of this, they end up finding Andra just as she's about to fight the Synestryn. When Paul first sees her, he knows she's special and he's willing to do anything to make sure that she's compatible with him and sets out to persuade her to spend the rest of eternity with him. Andra agrees to join Paul in fighting the Synestryn but what she doesn't know, but will found out soon, is that Paul is looking for the woman who will save his soul.

Finding the Lost is the second installment in The Sentinel Wars series by Shannon K. Butcher and a very entertaining read! Paul and Andra have an explosive chemistry together that just comes off the page. While I certainly liked the main characters, I felt that Nika and Madoc absolutely stole the story for me. Nika is Andra's sister and she has been suffering in a mental institution for eight years after being attacked by the Synestryn. Andra is willing to do anything, including traveling with strangers to find someone who supposedly might be able to help Nika. Madoc's a Sentinel warrior and he's holding a grave, dark secret from his brothers. He's full of anger and just plain pissed off and I really, really hope he gets his own book because I really want to read more about him, same with Nika. The ending was a great cliff hanger and I can't wait to read the next book in this series! I really enjoyed reading Finding the Lost, it's a fast-paced story with great action scenes and lots of hot romance.

[Review posted on NOR]

1 comment:

Tales of Whimsy said...

This sounds gooood. Great review. I'm adding it to my TBR list.

He can Chapter-32 me anytime!

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