Sunday, November 21, 2010

Early Review: In The Dark of Dreams by Marjorie M. Liu #RomanceBites

In the Dark of Dreams: A Dirk & Steele Novel

She was only twelve when she saw the silver boy on the beach, but Jenny has never stopped dreaming about him. Now she is grown, a marine biologist charting her own course in the family business—a corporation that covertly crosses the boundaries of science into realms of the unknown…and the incredible.

And now he has found her again, her silver boy grown into a man: Perrin, powerful and masculine, and so much more than human—leaving Jenny weak with desire and aching for his touch.

But with their reunion comes mortal danger—from malevolent forces who would alter the world to suit their own dark ends. For Perrin and Jenny—and all living creatures— their only hope for preventing the unthinkable lies in a mysterious empire far beneath the sea—and in the power of their dreams.

This book was provided by the publisher for this review.

In The Dark of Dreams (A Dirk & Steele Novel) will be released on

November 30th, 2010.
Published by Avon.
ISBN-13: 9780062020161

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My Review:

In The Dark of Dreams we are introduced to Jenny... A seemingly ordinary human child who is left alone a lot free time to have fun at the beach by her grandparents home.

One one particular day, Jenny finds a wounded boy... One who is not like any human, yet she gets over her fear and tries to help the boy. And the peace between them is soon disrupted by giant male creature. Nothing could prevent the giant male from attacking her new friend.

Jenny can't help but try to defend the boy but soon realizes there's no hope and runs away. Years pass but Jenny returns to the exact place where she encounters her friend, never realizing that a bond developed that day between the boy and Jenny that can't be denied.

Jenny grew up but never forget her mysterious boy from her childhood. She is now working for her family business searching for and discovering realms of the unknown and something out of the ordinarily. As a marine biologist, Jenny is currently on a mission to discover whether or not the claims that a mysterious female specimen that is not human.

Yet a Jenny gets closer to finding out the truth, danger surrounds her from all angles. Her intuition warns her that there are more enemies around. Even people that are friends soon prove themselves untrustworthy. With no one to turn to as the danger to her life escalates, her childhood 'friend' arrives. The boy with the ice blue eyes comes to rescue.

Perrin never forget the human girl. Even after many years pass the only thing that kept each together was dreams connecting them ever more together.

Let me start saying that this is a newbie to the Dirk & Steele series. In my defense as to why I am just now reading Ms. Liu's series wonderful series … well I can't come up a good enough excuse at the moment.

Jenny is one kick ass heroine with a great vulnerability that will appeal to many readers. We learn why Jenny is alone for one and one reason... She is still waiting on for her hero.. Jenny has much to overcome with and I was glad to see her reunion with her ice blue eyed boy/man.

Her hero, Perrin is strangely unique features yet has lots of determination and force to overcome lots of danger. He is willing to whatever it took to protect his Jenny.. Ms. Liu will show just how much Perrin and Jenny are made for one another.

In The Dark of Dreams is going to exceed readers expectations. A truly magical, fun loving and actiion packed tale that should provide readers hours of pure enjoyment.

The characters are what definitely make a novel come alive and one particular character, kra'a. I absolutely love reading this character's thoughts. Most definitely one of my favorite highlights of this novel.

I give In The Dark of Dreams a 4 out 5 star rating.

Reviewed by:

Lady Romance

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Barbara E. said...

I think Marjorie M. Liu is a fantastic writer and I've enjoyed her Dirk and Steele series. I'm looking forward to reading In the Dark of Dreams.

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