I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing.
When I entered to win this book, I really wasn't sure I would like it, but I decided I needed to read titles outside my normal genre. Wow, I sure wasn't expecting to love this book as much as I did! I also won a copy of The Eyes That See by Chis Adonn in the Member Giveaway at Library Thing, and read that novella first. While reading the novella is not necessary, it did give me a better understanding of the basic premise of this series.
This is a book about Balancers, who are exactly what their name implies - they help balance out good and evil so that one does not overshadow the other. This book has many supernatural entities in it as well: werewolves, sirens, vampires, elves, etc. This is basically the story of a new balancer, Kat, who has been summoned back to her recently deceased grandmother's home. Once in the home, she is directed to a book that has been locked away in a secured room. As she opens the book, she discovers that it is a journal of sorts, written by her great, great grandfather, James. James is also a balancer and he has been waiting for Kat to come to the home so that he can tell her his story through the pages of the book. It is a fantastic story, with much imagination and detail.
I loved the way this book was written; as if James was not only speaking to Kat but to the reader as well. I became totally immersed in this book and wished that I could be part of the book itself. Ms. Adonn has the ability to draw the reader in and in so much detail, paint a picture of sorts, leaving the reader to feel that they are experiencing what he is describing. I am very glad that this is only Book One as it ended at a very pivotal point, leaving me wondering what will happen in the next book.
I recommend this book to anyone, regardless of whether they like fantasy stories or not. The amount of emotion, both good and bad, portrayed in this book is outstanding. I give this book 5 stars!