Monday, 22 June 2015

Review of Destruction (The December People #1) by Sharon Bayliss and Giveaway

 Destruction is the first book in The December People series. You will understand the series name once you read the book. This is the first book of author Sharon Bayliss I've read and I love her writing. She kept me up all night by the book. And look at the gorgeous cover, I love it!!
Thank you to  author Sharon Bayliss for donating an e-copy of Destruction. So don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Title: Destruction

Author: Sharon Bayliss

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Series: The December People



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Blurb

David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything.

Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn't a choice.

Eleven years ago, David's secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without.

Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David's wife admits a secret of her own—she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children.

Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.

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 My Review



Destruction: The December People, Book OneDestruction: The December People, Book One by Sharon Bayliss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved it!! Really awesome! The flow of the writing and the pace got me hooked to the story and kept me going. I started before dinner and I think it was a mistake cuz I was like just one more chapter and it turned out the whole book.I was in reading slump and the book got me out of it. I read it all night or morning and I was feeling refreshed lol. And have to take advantages of last few days of vacations.
The story line was page turner. The characters had their flaws but there are two that I don't know how I feel, I'm conflicted whether or not I want to strangle them. Through out the story it had a dark edge making me anticipate when a twist will be thrown. Learning about magic, wizards. Types of wizards and how the magic could be detrimental if used by dark wizards as it only causes destruction hence the title, love it! It felt realistic cuz it wasn't rushed into all of them doing magic once they learned about themselves. It felt as if I'm watching a movie. I enjoyed the book. Now I'm off to read the next book what more is there. And The series name The December People, you will know what it means once you read the book. Cuz when I read the title what it could mean but I like it now as I know.
Got the ebook in exchange of an honest review

Inline comments

I don’t think so,” Patrick said. “I never got my owl from Hogwarts."
That made me grin. I mean I also never got the letter, I can understand :P

The ER resembled an extremely ill-fated Halloween party. A fairy crying in a wheelchair. A zombie covered in real blood. A giant mustard bottle holding up a limping giant ketchup bottle. Halloween.
Yup! Halloween.


David wondered whether or not he should change his retirement plan based on the apparently shorter life expectancy of a wizard.
I really like his thinking even though he is not trying to be funny, lol!



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About the Author


As a child, Sharon enjoyed playing in mud, collecting frogs, and was so certain that there was a ghost in her closet that her mother admits that she half-expected to really find one there. She began writing her first novel at the age of fifteen (handwritten in a spiral marked ‘private’).

A proud Austinite, Sharon never saw much sense in moving anywhere else and got her degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin. As an author and social worker, she has devoted her life to making the lives of real people better and the lives of fictional people much, much worse. 

When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and still playing in the mud (which she now calls gardening).

 



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