Monday, August 4, 2014

Dark Sacrifice by Angie Sandro

Dark Sacrifice

About Dark Sacrifice via Grand Central Publishing:


Mala LaCroix sees dead people -really. After using her psychic gifts to catch a killer, she's locked in a psych ward and must strike a deal with the devil to secure her release. Apprenticed to a dark arts practitioner, Mala vows to free herself and save her loved ones from danger. But she doesn't know who to turn to when her crush on Landry Prince turns into something more serious.
Landry has sacrificed everything to protect Mala. A near-death experience changes him forever, and now he, too, possesses supernatural powers he doesn't understand. Mala and Landry must band together to defeat the dark forces-both human and otherworldly-who would use their abilities for evil. Even as they fall for each other, they must prepare to battle for their very souls . . . 

This is the second book in Mala and Landry's story. It isn't a "normal" love story. Mala sees dead people and Landry, well let's just say before his near-death experience, he DIDN'T see dead people. But after his near death experience, Landry finds himself fighting an evil within. 
Mala finds herself forced to honor her promise to her aunt to apprentice under her. Mala has never been comfortable around her Aunt Magnolia, and now she is forced to learn from a woman she considers evil. 
Let's just say that Mala and Landry never have a typical or dull day.

I was so excited to start reading this next chapter in Mala's story. It was a seamless extension of Dark Paradise. Miss Sandro knows exactly how to keep her readers begging for more.
The characters keep evolving and growing as the story progresses. While the setting and plot may have a mostly dark undertone to it, there are so many parts that shine brighter than the sun, and Miss Sandro knows exactly when those bright spots are needed most.

I am really intrigued by the way Mala is a two-edged sword. One moment she is so naive and childish, and the next she is like a typical early 20's adult, very unpredictable and enchanting. She seems so worldly because of her mother's chosen profession, yet is totally lacking in first-hand experience.
And Landry, he is a favorite of the town, a rich, spoiled kid who gets whatever and whomever he wants-until Mala. But after losing his sister and falling for Mala, he learns what it really means to care about someone other than himself.

Dark Sacrifice is a must read! Miss Sandro is a gifted writer who knows how to weave a magical world full of words that will draw you in and keep you captivated until the very last word, and you will still want more. 
HMMM, makes me wonder-was she the one who apprenticed under Aunt Magnolia????

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 Happy Reading!!

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 Angie Sandro was born at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Within six weeks, she began the first of eleven relocations throughout the United States, Spain, and Guam before the age of eighteen. 
Friends were left behind. The only constants in her life were her family and the books she shipped wherever she went. Traveling the world inspired her imagination and allowed her to create her own imaginary friends. Visits to her father's family in Louisiana inspired this story. Angie now lives in Northern California with her husband, two children, and an overweight Labrador.

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