Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson

15728764A year ago Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction — and taking the life of Dovey's best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her.
But recently she's started to believe she's seeing things that can't be real ... including Carly at their favorite cafe. Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills. And the world that opens up to her is unlike anything she could have imagined.
As Dovey slips deeper into the shadowy corners of Savannah — where the dark and horrifying secrets lurk — she learns that the storm that destroyed her city and stole her friend was much more than a force of nature. And now the sinister beings truly responsible are out to finish what they started.
Dovey's running out of time and torn between two paths. Will she trust her childhood friend Baker, who can't see the threatening darkness but promises to never give up on Dovey and Carly? Or will she plot with the sexy stranger, Isaac, who offers all the answers — for a price? Soon Dovey realizes that the danger closing in has little to do with Carly ... and everything to do with Dovey herself.

I cannot get Servants of the Storm out of my head. As I’m writing this review (8 months before you will see it), all I can think about is Servants of the Storm. And I read it a month ago. This story, this world, these characters will hold on to you and not let you go. Every single character in Servants of the Storm is electrifying. I long to read more about them, and I’m really hoping that at some point down the road, I’ll get to. Delilah S. Dawson is a fan-freaking-tastic writer and I just want to sing her praise from the rooftops.

I loved Dovey. I loved the way she saw the world and the way she approached most of her challenges, and most of all I loved her determination. Dovey is an extremely motivated character and it was genuinely fun to follow her on her journey. Baker and Isaac were polar opposites, and I loved that about them. Isaac was brooding and serious, whereas Baker (though at times serious) it a pretty fun guy. They balanced each other out really well, and I loved how they interacted with Dovey in different ways. It was apparent to see the differences in character relationships.

Servants of the Storm is a phenomenal book. Dawson is a grade-A writer who knows how to write the perfect balance of action and other things. Her characters jump off the page, and as does her story. Servants of the Storm is beyond amazing.

FTC- Received for review via Edelweiss.