Saturday, June 2, 2012

Black Satin by Rae Hacton Review & GIVEAWAY

Synopsis:What if you weren’t who you thought you were?
What if your whole life changed in an instant and you were released to a new identity?
What if you were forced to kill the one you love?
What if everything you knew wasn’t real, and you awaken to a new world?
What if love could take you to unknown places?
How beautiful is death really?

 Marcus Marble has disappeared from Ellie’s life, and she needs answers to questions and he’s the only one who can answer them. How is her sister back from the dead, and why is Ellie still alive? When Ellie realizes Marcus isn’t coming back, she is forced to move on with her life the best way she can, in hopes of finding the answers herself, but when people at school begin to be viciously murdered, and Giles reveals to her a life changing secret, she decides to investigate the possible truth of it. What she discovers is more than she thought she would. The only time Ellie feels normal is when she’s around Walter, the new guy at school. And normal is how she wants to feel, now that Marcus is gone from her life. But Walter may not be all that he seems, either, and she just might spiral in to an even more dark world, she never thought possible. And when it occurs to her that Marcus has made the decision to pass on through to the afterlife, during the Risorgimento, she races against time to stop him, while knowing she has feelings for Walter, too. Will she make it in time to stop Marcus from passing through, and if she does, what will she tell Walter? Her heart will have to make the final decision. But will the choice be worth dying for?

  My Review: Black Satin is the second book in Rae Hachton's Pretty In Black series.  For starters, I want to comment on the covers.  Both books have eerie, beautiful covers.  They are what first grabbed my attention when deciding to sign up for the tour.

Rae Hachton writes in a lovely, flowing style that paints pictures in your head of the events happening in the story.  She has a lovely gothic flare that stands out among today's young adult paranormal writers.  The plot moves along at a fast pace and I couldn't stop reading until I'd finished the whole book.

In this sequel, Ellie is lost without Marcus, but makes an effort to move on with her life.  Giles is back on the scene, and as I had hoped when reading Pretty in Black, we learn more about what Ellie is "chosen" for.  We also see much more character development and Ellie feels even more real to me than in the last book.  A new character, Walter, enters the scene and I was left hanging on the edge of my seat waiting to see if Walter's intentions were good or bad.  I won't give any of that away, because I really think you should read the book (and enter below for your chance to win it).

Black Satin will not disappoint.  It's a creepy and lovely and Rae Hachton's writing, characters and nightmare worlds are amazingly well thought out and portrayed.  I hope you will read it, and let me know what you think

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