Indies on PJV. Review: Twist by Dannika Dark
Last week I reviewed Dannika Dark’s Sterling. This week I am reviewing book 2 of the Mageri series. Twist. Twist has everything that I loved about it and MORE. That more is Logan Cross.
Source: Reviewer purchase
Months after moving to the mysterious city of Cognito, Silver is developing her gifts as a Mage, and learning how to live under new laws. Forced to give up her old life, she must now live in secret among the humans. She finally has hope of leading an ordinary life . . . until Logan Cross walks into it.
Their chance meeting leads her close to discovering the identity of the nameless Mage who once stole her light and discovered the unique power she possesses. That knowledge poses an unimaginable threat to Silver, fueling her search to find out who he is, before he finds her first.
Lives are at stake. Truths are revealed. And an unexpected passion ignites.
Lori’s Thoughts: *contains minor spoilers*
Book 2 picks up a few months after we leave Silver in book 1. Silver is still living with Justus as his learner and is learning her new Mage ablities. Sadly, nothing has developed between her and Simon, and she keeps Adam at an arm’s length. Her life is still chaotic as ever and she finds herself being hunted by a Mage that wants to juice her light.
Now that I have read this book I know for certain what held me back from giving Sterling a full 5 stars was the lack of passion in the romance department. Sure the book had a lot of steamy moments but Silver never really meshes with anyone on a deeper level. Don’t get me wrong Simon and his mouth…fan me!
So you are asking yourself (or maybe not) what changes in this book? Two words: LOGAN CROSS. Holy crap! He IS the perfect alpha male. From the moment he walks into the book and kidnaps Sliver…..Whoa.
Well, that certainly escalated quickly. It really does. The connection between Silver and Logan is pretty instant. Even when you want to throttle him, you can’t help but feel his draw. Dark handles this well. The draw is there but Silver doesn’t fall into Logan’s arms/bed immediately. She has “hang -ups” and trust issues when it comes to Logan. So yeah, what could have been another stockholm victim PNR turns out great. Because Dark writes great characters.
The world building that Dark does has to be hard. This isn’t our world. Sure they have our gadgets and cars but at the end of the day this is a separate race living with us but not with us. Defining and painting a paranormal world that is different than ours is not easy. Sometimes it falls flat, sometimes author’s ask us to suspend too much of our reality and the world becomes cartoonish. Sometimes, it’s not enough and you lose fact that you are reading about para-normals. Dannika nails it. I believe every word of it. I’m buying what she is selling.
Overall, a wonderful second book!!!! # DD4L
Recommended for readers who are adults. Like alpha males, at last count there are at least 4? in this book. Love heroines with a knack for trouble and a$$kicking.