Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stolen Dreams Book Review

Print Release Date: October 15, 2014
Audiobook Release Date: TBA
Well, it's finally here, the last book in the Cassie Scot series called Stolen Dreams! I almost hate to see it end but maybe once her and Evan have children, the author, Christine Amsden might bring it back. You never know, but it could just be wishful thinking!
Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have hated one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt.

When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood's grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassie's father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot.

But things may not be precisely as they appear.

Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own? Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series.
The Cassie Scot Series:  
Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.  
Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective (Cassie Scot #1) 
Secrets and Lies (Cassie Scot #2)  
Mind Games (Cassie Scot #3)
My Thoughts:

If you have read the other books before this one, you pretty much know all the characters involved. And if you haven't read the other books, then please check them out because it's a really good series and a great YA Fantasy/Paranormal story about a woman who loves a man her family hates for various reasons and they are off and on again so many times throughout this story.

Finally, in this last book, they have the chance to be together until a tragedy happens that I was not even expecting to both sides of the families.

Pretty soon it's clear to everyone that someone has used the feud between Cassie's family and Evan's family as a way to cover up what they were ultimately looking for. It's a reason that even I wasn't expecting because no one even knew that this person even existed or how he existed until a well known vampire enters the picture and provides some much needed answers to the right questions.

Will both families finally stop feuding long enough to capture their enemy who is bent on destroying both families?

This book will finally answer a lot of questions for everyone connected to Cassie. You definitely won't be disappointed and will hate seeing it end, just like me.

Happy Reading!

About the Author:

Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations.

Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone. At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams. In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.

Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


Christine Amsden said...

Thank you so much!

Denise said...

Harry Potter,but it didn't end satisfactorily, just because it DID end!What I do find sad and disappointing is when a favourite mystery series ends because the author dies. This has happened so often lately.

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