Fate found me in the suburbs . . .
Juggling life as a wife, mother, and pediatrician was hard enough. Discovering I might be a supernatural creature awakening to protect the destiny of humankind is a whole new level of stress.
Strange occurrences suddenly turn my suburban existence upside down. A mysterious stranger shows up wherever I go. Unusual lights appear in the night sky. Abilities I never thought possible emerge. How it’s all connected, I don’t know. But I have to figure it out fast. As the strength within me grows, something evil lurks in the shadows . . . eager to use me as a tool to further its own plans.
While ancient enemies plot against me, my only chance of salvation is to rely on strangers from my forgotten past. Will our efforts be enough to fend off the rising darkness? Or will the call of destiny cost me everything I hold dear?
This was a very interesting coming to power story, in that the main character is middle-aged and has built a family prior to gaining her abilities. And because of that, the decision she’s forced to make near the end of the book is all the more heartbreaking (I’d say more, but spoilers…) I’ve rarely read a book of this nature featuring a middle-aged protagonist, and it was a fantastic departure from the mainstream. I really liked that aspect.
It was also very refreshing to see a husband-wife team with a healthy relationship depicted (I’m so tired of the trend of spouses always fighting in books/media—this was a very welcome change.) That isn’t to say their relationship was perfect. There were a few times when one or the other was frustrated, particularly after Marcianna started to gain her abilities and her strange helpers started to show up. But the relationship felt real, and that’s what I loved about it.
There was a definite sense of mystery driving this story forward, and enough action to keep things interesting.
It was a well-written narrative, and a quick read, one with a nice blend of intrigue, family/friend relationships, and magic/supernatural powers.
I can’t wait to see where this series goes next.
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