Coming out in 2019: February (YA Edition)

Another month another list of great books coming out. Again the my most anticipated books are books I’m looking forward to getting and the Interested section is if I find them for a bargain or they have a copy at the library.

Disclaimer: All summaries and photos are from Goodreads, unless stated otherwise.

Most Anticipated:

Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 5th
Summary:

The Kaiser murdered Theodosia’s mother, the Fire Queen, when Theo was only six. He took Theo’s country and kept her prisoner, crowning her Ash Princess–a pet to toy with and humiliate for ten long years. That era has ended. The Kaiser thought his prisoner weak and defenseless. He didn’t realize that a sharp mind is the deadliest weapon.

Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage–Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser’s rule, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne.

To get them back, she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. And according to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Something an Astrean Queen has never done.

Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself.

Genre: YA Fantasy- Paranormal
Release Date: February 26
Summary:

Foster Stewart knows she’s different. Her life has never been “normal.” Talking to plants and controlling cloud formations aren’t things most seventeen year olds are into. Tate “Nighthawk” Taylor is perfect. Star quarterback and all around dreamy boy next door he never thought about his “extra” abilities. What quarterback wouldn’t want night vision? That’s not weird, right? It’s cool! 

But on the night of their first meeting a deadly tornado brings them together and awakens their true abilities – the power to control the element air. Unbeknown to Tate and Foster, they are the first in a group of teens that were genetically manipulated before birth to bond with the elements. Which truly sucks for Foster, as she has to face the fact that Dr. Rick Stewart, her beloved scientist father, betrayed her and now wants to use her and the others for his own nefarious world domination plot. 

Foster and Tate must stop Dr. Stewart and his minions before he destroys their lives and the world.

Interested:

Book: 2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 26
Genre: YA High Fantasy
Release Date: February 19
Genre: YA Mystery/thriller
Release Date: February 26
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 1
Genre: YA Science Fiction – Retelling
Release Date: February 26
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 19
Genre: YA Science Fiction – Time Travel
Release Date: February 5
Genre: YA High Fantasy
Release Date: February 5
Genre: YA fantasy -Retelling
Release Date: February 12
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 26
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 5
Book: 4
Genre: YA Fantasy – retelling
Release Date: February 12
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 12
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 1
Genre: YA Historical Fiction- mythology
Release Date: February 21
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
Release Date: February 5
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 26
Genre: YA Historical Romance
Release Date: February 5
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Coming out in 2019: February

It is finally the month of LOVE!!! I admit, I love reading contemporary and historical romances during this month. I’m a total sucker for, half naked highlanders, dashingly clever pirates, handsome soldiers, dangerously alluring outlaws, and adventurous navy seals. I love strong heroes and independent heroines, even when I laugh at the cringe worthy cheezy-ness. Even with all the flaws, I am still sentimental to Harlequin romances and Avon romances. I remember when I was thirteen years old I would sneak the books I got from the drugstore and sit in my room with the music blaring while I read the monthly editions. I would send off the little postcards to get 5 free novels without getting the subscription and when my mom would ask how I got them I would just shrug I don’t know….But as mom’s they always found out how I got them. But by that time I found a new love; paranormal romances. Yes, I was a twilight maniac….until the movies. The movies were awful and I ended up not finishing the series.
As I moved into vampires and werewolves, shifters, I found another addiction, retellings of myths and fairytales. And I haven’t looked back since.

Here are the adult books that are coming out in the month of February.

MOST ANTICIPATED:

Title: The Priory of the Orange Tree
Author: Samanthat Shannon
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: February 26
Summary (From Goodreads):

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The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

Title: The Last Letter
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: February 26
Summary (From Goodreads):

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Beckett,

If you’re reading this, well, you know the last-letter drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there was any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.

Ryan

Interested:

Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: February 26

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Genre: Historical Fiction- Spain
Release Date: February 1

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Genre: Science Fiction – Time Travel
Release Date: February 12

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Genre: Mystery Thriller
Release Date: February 5

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Genre: Historical/ Magical Realism
Release Date: February 12

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Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: February 19

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Genre: Historical Fiction- Russia
Release Date: February 5

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Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: February 26

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Genre: Mystery Thriller
Release Date: February 19

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Genre: Humor Fiction
Release Date: February 26

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Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: February 26

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5

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Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: February 19

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Genre: Chick-lit – Historical- WWII
Release Date: February 2

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Genre: Historical- Witch Trials
Release Date: February 19

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Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: February 5

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Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: February 12

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Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: February 7

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Genre: Sports- Contemporary Romance- Rugsby
Release Date- February 11

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Genre: Nonfiction- Mental Health
Release Dates: February 15

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Genre: Chic-Lit Mystery
Release Date: February 12

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Genre: Historical Fiction- Italy
Release Date: February 12

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Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: February 19

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Genre: Mystery/ Thriller
Release Date: February 5

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5

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Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: February 5

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Genre: Chick-Lit
Release Date: February 5

Genre: Fiction
Release Date: February 19

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Genre: New Adult- Mythology- Retelling
Release Date: February 12

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Genre: Historical Romance- Ireland Book: 5
Release Date: February 19

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Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Release Date: February 12

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Genre: Historical Fiction- Ireland
Release Date: February 26

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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: February 26

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Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Release Date: February 26

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Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Release Day: February 7

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Genre: Historical Romance- Civil War
Release Date: February 26

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5

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Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: February 26

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Coming Out in 2019: January (Part 2)

Welcome back to Haven for Lost Tomes. I’m your host Freya Silvermoon and this is Part 2, of Coming Out in 2019!

Most Anticipated (Young Adult):

From Goodreads

Genre: YA- Fantasy
Release Date: January 8
Summary (From Goodreads):

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world

From Goodreads

Genre: YA- Fantasy
Release Date: January 29
Summary (From Goodreads):

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

From Goodreads

Genre: NonFiction- Companion novel
Release Date: January 29
Summary (From Goodreads):

“We learn to wring magic from the ordinary.”

Find the magic in your life with this year-long journal. On every page you will find an introspective question to respond to, or an evocative quotation from the novels of the Grishaverse—a magical world created by bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Open your windows to the moon, write down what each prompt or quote conjures in your mind, and let this journal guide you through 365 days of magical self reflection.

Interested (Young Adult):

Genre: YA- Historical/ Fantasy
Release Date: January 15

Genre: YA Fantasy- Retelling
Release Date: January 29

Genre: YA Fantasy-Paranormal
Release Date: January 8

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Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy- Mythology
Release Date: January 15

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Genre: YA Fantasy-Retelling
Release Date: January 15

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: January 8

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Genre: YA Science Fiction
Release Date: January 1

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Genre: YA Fantasy- Retelling
Release Date: January 15

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That is all for this month, again this is Freya Silvermoon from Haven of Lost Tomes wishing you all Happy reading!

Coming Out in 2019: January (Part 1)

Hey everyone, so these are some of the books that I am looking forward to reading. I have separated them into a few different categories; Most Anticipated (which are the books that I will more likely get and read ASAP), interested in (books that I am interested in, obviously, but I probably won’t get. But, if my library had them or I found them for a discounted price I would read them). They are also separated by Adult and Young Adult.

MOST ANTICIPATED (Adult):

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Title: Prisoner of Night
Author: J.R. Ward
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood (book 16.5)
Release date: January 7, 2019
Summary: (From Goodreads)

When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.

Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.

Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through

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Title: Vengeance Road
Author: Christine Feehan
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Series: Torpedo Ink (Book 2)
Release date: January 29, 2019

Summery: (From Goodreads)

Breezy Simmons was born into a ruthless motorcycle club—and now that she’s out, she’s never going to be that girl again. But when her past catches up with her, Breezy must go to Sea Haven to seek out the man who almost destroyed her. The man who chose his club over her and left her feeling used and alone.

As vice president of Torpedo Ink, Steele is ride or die for the brothers he lived through hell with. He never thought he’d find something as pure as his feelings for Breezy, or that keeping her safe would mean driving her away with cruel words that turned her love for him to ash.

Now, Steele won’t let her walk away twice. He’ll do whatever it takes to make Breezy his woman again—especially when he learns the real reason she came to him for help, and that the stakes are higher than he ever could have imagined… 

Interested: (Adults)


Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: January 29, 2019

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Genre: Historical/fantasy
Book: 3
Release Date: January 8

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Genre: Historical Fiction
Release: January 8

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Genre:Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 6

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Genre: Historical Fiction- WWII
Release Date: January 29

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Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: January 15

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Genre: Historical Fiction- WWII
Release Date: January 22

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 15

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 17

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Genre: Science Fiction – Time Travel
Release Date: January 29

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 15

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Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 1

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Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: January 1

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 29

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Genre: Historical Fiction- Civil War
Release Date: January 22

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Genre: Contemporary Romance (LGBT)
Release Date: January 5

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Genre: Nonfiction- WWII
Release Date: January 22

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Be on the look out for my YA edition of this month’s Most Anticipated.

A Quick Bite

Author: Lynsay Sands
Page Counts: 360
Publication Date: October 25, 2005
Genre: Paranormal Romance
My Rating: ** 2.5/5

Summary: (Via Goodreads)

Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there’s another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood…an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn’t hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?

Dr. Gregory Hewitt recovers from the shock of waking up in a stranger’s bedroom pretty quickly – once he sees a gorgeous woman about to treat him to a wild night of passion. But is it possible for the good doctor to find true love with a vampire vixen, or will he be just a good meal? That’s a question Dr. Greg might be willing to sink his teeth into…if he can just get Lissianna to bite.

Review:

I read the second and/or third book long ago, in a galaxy far far away (so when I was 13 or 14) and I loved it. So, 11 years later my inner preteen self went wild when I found the first book at my local Salvation Army’s book section. I read it during a book-a-thon over the weekend and was very disappointed.

Her writing was very Hallmark cheezy and showed rather than told what was going on. It also seemed like there was a lot of back and forth in dialogue. I saw in the reviews when I scanned them on Goodreads that there were too many characters for one book, which I do agree to that. But, I understand why, which is possibly because since this is a series, each book will cover a different couple. Another thing I agreed with when scanning the reviews was the fact that the antagonist was very obvious but their accomplice took me by surprise. My favorite characters were the Twins Juli and Vicki (I thick her actual name was Victoria). In my head while reading, I pictured Lissianna’s best friend Mirabeau (I think I spelt that right) as Pam from Charlaine Harris’s Trueblood (Sookie Stakehouse) Series and her mother Marguerite as Netflix’s Original series Sabrina’s Aunt Zelda.

Some other flaws in the book were the facts that Dr. Hewit never tried to help Lissianna’s phobia and was kind of a wimp for a Romance protagonist male. Lissianna is 202 years old and was really freaking stupid, and made rookie mistakes all through the book.

The one thing I did like about the book were the steamy scenes even if the relationship did seem like it was forced.

I don’t know if I want to continue with the series and if I do I might read the next 4 or 5 books to see if I should continue the 30+ book series. I will be reading more of her Historical Romance books because she seems like one of those rare authors that I like their other genre books rather then their Paranormal/fantasy ones.

Prisoner of Night Review

Author: J.R. Ward
Page Count: Approximately 310 (E-book only)
Publication Date: January 7, 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
My Rating: **** 4.5/5

Summary:

When Ahmare’s brother is abducted, there is nothing she won’t do to get him back safely. She is unprepared, however, for the lengths she will have to go to save his life. Paired with a dangerous but enticing prisoner, she embarks on an odyssey into another world.

Duran, betrayed by his father, imprisoned in a dungeon for decades, has survived only because of his thirst for vengeance. He has been biding his time to escape and is shocked to find an unlikely and temporary freedom in the form of a determined young female.

Battling against deadly forces and facing unforeseen peril, the pair are in a race to save Ahmare’s brother. As time runs out, and the unthinkable looms, even true love may not be enough to carry them through. (Taken from Goodreads.com)

My thoughts:

I will start by saying that anything J.R. Ward publishes I will be trash for. She is my number one favorite author, that I fell in love with six years ago. at that time I was struggling through depression and found that the library was my only space that I could relax and just be. Once on a quick trip, to said library, I grabbed one of her books without looking at what I grabbed or anything and thankfully, it was the first book (Dark Lover). After a sleepless night of devouring my newest find, I quickly bought the books that were out (when ever The King was released) and I never looked back.
Her novella’s are about random Vampires in her Black Dagger Brotherhood world. I don’t think you will have to read her books to get the jist of what is going on in her Novellas. This Novella is 16.5 in the series and as usual it does not disappoint.
The only thing I found wrong was the instant love rather then her normal slow(ish) burn romances. and the fact it seemed like Ahmare forgot about her brother midway through and Duran had to say “what about your brother” at least once or twice.
My favorite character was surprisingly one of the minor characters, Nexi who was a freaking bad-ass! When I say bad-ass I mean assassin, I will kill you in your sleep, and take no prisoners! Another favorite characters was one of the guards which if I told you about him I would be giving away spoilers BUT He is so darn cute!

All in all, I really did like it even with the faults it had. I look at it like this, all books are going to have something that you don’t like or agree with whether it be big or small. What matters is whether or not if you enjoyed your time reading and if you enjoyed the story line as a whole. And I for one ate it up.

Sanctuary by Nora Roberts

Title: Sanctuary
Author: Nora Roberts
Page count:  506 pages
Publication date: March 1997
Genre: Romantic Suspense
My Rating: ***** 5/5 Stars

Summary:
Photographer Jo Ellen Hathaway thought she’d escaped the house called Sanctuary long ago. She’d spent her loneliest years there after the sudden unexplained disappearance of her mother. Yet the sprawling resort off the Georgia coast continues to haunt her dreams. And now, even more haunting are the pictures someone is sending her; strange close ups and candids, culminating in the most shocking portrait of all- a photo of her mother… Naked, beautiful and dead.
Now, Jo must return to the island, and to her bitterly estranged family – and, with the help of one man, learn the truth about the tragic past. But Sanctuary maybe the most dangerous place of all…
***Description from Goodreads***

My Thoughts:

I don’t know where I accumulated this book, but somehow it wound up in my collection of unread books. I picked it up from the pile, mainly because it was set in Georgia where I live. OK it is set on a private island called off the banks of Georgia I should say. But nevertheless, it was a toe in to the mountain of book that Nora Roberts has written, and she definitely didn’t disappoint.
At first I was a little apprehensive about reading another one of Nora’s books, after reading her ‘Cousin O’Dwyer Trilogy’ I wasn’t looking forward to reading something half baked and dry. So I was pleasantly surprised of how scenic the whole book was. Especially, the opening scene, that was what drew me in and it never let me go until the end. I will say here that even though I loved the detailed writing it did get a little tedious as in ‘ok, hurry up and tell me what’s going to happen next!’ type of way. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole thing, waiting for something big to happen and was not disappointed in the end.
My favorite thing about this story, was the many points of view. I loved being able to see into all the character’s heads, especially the stalker’s. There were a few moment I thought it was this person, then I thought it was someone else, all just by reading the stalker’s point of view and then it switching and there were some clues to distract you. Normally I would tell all of you my favorite characters, but if I told you it might spoil it for everyone so I will just have to say, the stalker’s viewpoint was my favorite because I don’t read many books that include insight to the antagonist’s motives in this way.
Favorite part is obviously the ending (about the last five chapters), it had shocking realizations that I kinda figured out before the characters but it was all just speculative. I loved how much each character grows and reconnects with each other after so long of disfunction. Also, the relationships between all characters were amazing to watch grow and bloom, romantic or otherwise.
While I love this book, I did come across a few things that I didn’t like or was let down. I hated that the stalker didn’t physically torment Jo Ellen personally more. By physical I mean by leaving more stuff for her to find. Although they did get into her head and made her feel like she was going insane. Also, the whole book I was rooting for Kate and Sam to get together in their own way and towards the end it did seem like they had a stronger bond but was unsure if it was the romantic kind of bond or a familiar bond that happens between family and people who have gone through hell and back together.

Authors like Nora Roberts:
Denise Little
Sandra Brown
J.D. Robb

Movies like Sanctuary:
(this book was turned into a movie by the same name)
Carolina Moon
High Noon
Angels Fall
Midnight Bayou
Blue Smoke
Cardinal Innocence