Thursday 21 November 2013

Equinox by Bryan W. Dull

Equinox (The Solstice Chronicles #2)Equinox by Bryan W. Dull
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first thing I have to say about Equinox is that cover is just a tad creepy. I love it! Continuing the story right where the first book left off, Gavin and Solstice find themselves hiding out in an abandoned plantation home, waiting out the vampires who are trying to break down the door.

There was so much going on in this book, and the story was taken to a completely new level. Besides the vampires trying to get Solstice, they also have the phantoms of the home they are taking shelter in causing trouble and making Gavin question his sanity (who wouldn't faced with a haunted house?). Additionally, Solstice is growing up and growing into her abilities, and it is a struggle for her as she learns how to use those abilities.

To make things even harder for them, the relationship between Solstice and Gavin is constantly changing. Where he used to see Solstice as a daughter, a child who needed protecting, at some point he realizes she isn't so little anymore, and she is not as sweet an innocent as she once appeared to be. Solstice herself went through a lot of changes in this book, growing up emotionally and becoming more self aware.

The author took a different approach to this story, writing it in third person narrative rather than first person from Gavin's point of view. While it seems odd to switch narrative styles from book to book, I can understand why he did it, and it works here. There was a lot going on in this book and seeing things just from Gavin's point of view would have been limiting. Although I missed being in his head, we still got his wit and humor in this book as well, bringing a bit of fun to the story.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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