Tuesday, 20 March 2012

S.P.I.R.I.T.: Fire StormS.P.I.R.I.T.: Fire Storm by Dawn Gray
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

(I was given this book for free through Goodreads First reads programme)
Sam is a girl who can hear spirits. Her father bought a haunted house when she was younger which turned out to actually be a portal for spirits to cross through, and Sam has had nightmares subsequently for years.

Now she suddenly finds herself outside a burning church, miles away from where she went to sleep, and with absolutely no idea how she came to be there. Luckily though, she is rescued by Zander.

Zander is a member of SPIRIT – Special Paranormal Investigative Research and Intelligence Team. He can see spirits, and his job is to get rid of them. When he meets Sam, he feels an instant attraction to her.

Strange things are happening though; Sam and Zander realise that when they are together, they have powers – Sam can control fire, and Zander can control electricity and lightning, which they haven’t noticed before. Then it seems that they have actually met before; when Zander rescued Sam from drowning one summer, and they know that they are destined to be together.

Sam still doesn’t understand how and why she came to be where she is now though, and Zander and his team begin to look into the strange happenings. Things get really weird when they realise that the town they are now in is an exact duplicate of the town where Sam grew up, right down to the people living there.

It’s up to Sam, Zander and his team to find out what is going on and fast.

This was an interesting storyline. I got a little confused in places where I couldn’t quite follow what was going on but it all came together at the end.

The romance in this book was lovely. Sam and Zander know that they are meant to be together, even when they have only just met, and are there for each other throughout the book. Both Sam and Zander are very genuine characters, and their love just seemed so real, the telepathy between them was also a nice touch. The ‘love’ scenes were steamy while still being special, and you couldn’t help but be sucked in to Sam and Zander’s romance.

There were a few cases where a word was used wrongly (e.g.: where, were, wear) but nothing much, and it didn't detract from the story.

Overall, I’d say that this book was stronger on the Romance aspect than the other storylines, but if you can overlook a few niggles and enjoy romance novels then you will probably enjoy this book.
5 out of 10.
Thanks to Dawn Gray for providing a beautiful signed paperback edition and bookmark for this review.


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