Monday, 28 July 2014

Review: Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson

A year ago Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction — and taking the life of Dovey's best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her.

But recently she's started to believe she's seeing things that can't be real ... including Carly at their favorite cafe. Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills. And the world that opens up to her is unlike anything she could have imagined.

As Dovey slips deeper into the shadowy corners of Savannah — where the dark and horrifying secrets lurk — she learns that the storm that destroyed her city and stole her friend was much more than a force of nature. And now the sinister beings truly responsible are out to finish what they started.

Dovey's running out of time and torn between two paths. Will she trust her childhood friend Baker, who can't see the threatening darkness but promises to never give up on Dovey and Carly? Or will she plot with the sexy stranger, Isaac, who offers all the answers — for a price? Soon Dovey realizes that the danger closing in has little to do with Carly ... and everything to do with Dovey herself

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: August 5th 2014 by Simon Pulse    
Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Simon Pulse via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is August 5, 2014.

This was a highly entertaining young adult read.  Fans of the paranormal will certainly enjoy this book as it is full of demons with the main character on a quest to battle them in an effort to save her best friends soul.  Add to this a seedy portrayal of Savannah and it results in a great read.

Although not necessarily an original concept I enjoyed the potential of the love triangle between Dovey, Baker and Isaac.  With Baker being the boy next door constant in Dovey's life while Isaac is the sexy dark stranger that shows up to assist Dovey.  Both boys have something about them that is attractive and I can't really decide which team to be on.

This story moves at a good pace with enough action, gore and drama to keep a reader interested.  I see this as being a hit in it's genre.  Without giving anything away the ending was not what I expected and definitely left me wanting more.  I really hope that this will have a sequel as there were numerous plot openings left to continue on with the story.  I would actually be disappointed if there is not another one!

This is my first introduction to Dawson's work however I will certainly be looking in to her others.  AND...I will be anxiously awaiting another installment of this story...hint...hint...
About the Author

Delilah S. Dawson writes whimsical and dark Fantasy for adults and teens. Her Blud series for Pocket includes Wicked as They Come, Wicked After Midnight, and Wicked as She Wants, winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013. Her YA debut, Servants of the Storm, is out in August 2014, with another YA from Simon Pulse in April 2015, a pre-dystopian called HIT. Her Geekrotica series under pseudonym Ava Lovelace includes The Lumberfox and The Superfox with The Dapperfox on the way.

She is also an Associate Editor at and, where she is given the more eccentric and geeky products to cover. Delilah lives with her husband, two small children, a horse, a dog, and two cats in Atlanta


Twitter:  DelilahSDawson

1 comment:

  1. I am so jealous that you got to read this early! It was my first Waiting on Wednesday selection and I've been dying to get my hands on it. Thanks for such a great review! It definitely makes me want to read it even more.

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds