Saturday, July 19, 2014

REVIEW: Inhale by Kendall Grey

***This book was originally reviewed for GraveTells.***
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Summary:

A chance to be director of a whale tagging project in Australia could mean a promotion for a whale biologist Zoe Morgan, but things start to go wrong as her dreams take an eerie turn. Following the death of his partner, sentinel Gavin Cassidy drowns himself in typical human vices and stays out of the Dreaming, until he’s called to help the human Wyldling, Zoe, as she’s attacked by Fyre Elementals. They both find more than they thought to look for in each other, but will it be enough to save themselves and the entire human race?

Thoughts:

Things are intense between Gavin and Zoe right from the start, as she’s hunted in the Dreaming by an unknown enemy, and has no idea what’s going on (let alone that it’s not just some weird dream). Gavin vows to protect her so she doesn’t end up like his partner, and it brings him closer to her as she comes to depend on him – her perfect dream guy. Things heat up between them and it only further complicates things as trouble continues to find them. Gavin and Zoe end up a part of something bigger than either could have imagined and it’ll change them both forever, though neither has any idea where it will really leave them after all is said and done.

There’s a lot going on in this story, almost to the point of confusion. Between the world building, which took me a few chapters to really understand (which I’m still a little iffy on), and the political intrigues, it was a little hard to follow at times. I was left with many unanswered questions, but I have to believe it’s setup for book 2, which I will be on the lookout for!

On a side note, there is a big underlying whale conservationist tone in this book, which from what I understand coincides with Kendall Grey’s real life mission. Props to her for finding a new and interesting way of speaking out and expressing her passion for the subject!

Inhale has an interesting world that includes a dream realm where anything is possible and a reality where dreams may come to life, and is laced with a very intricate story line that will keep you guessing until the very last page.


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