Review: Forsaken by R.M. Gilmore

Blurb:

WARNING: Prevalent insanity.

The ever-cynical Dylan Hart has been given a run for her money. As her life crumbles around her, a new terrifying world makes itself known.

After a gut wrenching escape from New Orleans, Dylan and her group of oddball friends are left wondering if their lives will ever be as they were. Leaving Dylan with the fear she may be losing her mind all together. When new information comes to light, it becomes clear there is a veil of ignorance that has hidden away the ancient and deadly. As the truth claws its way to the surface, Dylan learns she’s in more danger than she ever imagined.

Desperate to survive the consequences of her actions, Dylan seeks assistance from a less than trustworthy ally. The deeper into her own fears she delves, Dylan’s standard unwavering resolve breaks away, leaving in its wake a raw center the world has yet to see of her. Prepared to fight to save herself and the last of the friends she has left, Dylan has to ask herself, what is the price of badassery? The answer just might be her soul.

Review:

I have to say, this series is simply amazing and this book is no different.

This story is masterfully written. Gilmore does so much more than present a story; she immerses you in a world that is honestly unlike any other. Nothing is what it seems and everything that happens has so much more meaning than it would appear on the surface. The answers Dylan seeks are never as simple as she hopes… Every shred of information she finds always lead to more questions, driving her to discover more. Throughout the story, I could feel Dylan’s motivation and the desperation that plagued her. Yes, the writing was that damn good. Through breathtaking imagery and fascinatingly apropos pop culture references, Gilmore takes the reader further into Dylan’s mind where the dead speak and shadows seek to destroy her.

But Dylan isn’t your typical heroine, nor is she content to be the damsel in distress. Life experiences have made her hard but underneath her crunchy exterior is the gooey center she tries to keep hidden. She cares deeply for only a handful of people and she is more than willing to go to hell and back for those that matter to her. She hides her noble nature behind bravado and out right bitchiness but you can’t help but love her anyway.

So saddle up and hitch a ride to Crazytown with the baddest bitch in LA and find out what is in store for Dylan as she tries to unravel the mysteries of the occult.

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