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Monday, September 19, 2011

Locked in Silence by Shiloh Walker

Locked in Silence
Grimm's Circle #5
by Shiloh Walker
Samhain Publishing
Release Date: 9/20/11

From Goodreads: 

Vanya has been hunting and killing demons ever since one of them scarred her face and killed her sister. Correction—since she was forced to kill the demon possessing her sister.
Then some sort of angel offers her a deal she can’t refuse—that if she becomes one of them, she gets to kill even more demons. Tonight, she’s made that choice. The death she smells on the air will be her own—and she welcomes it.

Silence feels a darkness is looming. Change—something he has every reason not to welcome. The deeply hidden memories that robbed him of his past, of his own name, render him unfit to teach anyone the ways of the Grimm. Yet here he is in the dankest sex club in town, waiting to assume his charge—after he stands by and watches her die.

When Vanya awakes, their complicated, dangerous dance begins. And so does something else—a searing need that blisters along their unexpected mental connection. Silence shouldn’t be drawn to his student, but once they touch, he can’t think of a reason to stop. Even though acting out their darkest desires puts them in more danger than they realize.

Warning: This book contains sex-starved demons, lonely angels, demon-angel sandwiches, blood, violence, death and a happy-ever-after.

My Thoughts:

Vanya is a kick-ass first and ask questions later type of character. In the beginning she doesn't have any ties to friends or family and even when she accepts the invitation to become a Grimm she seems very wary of forming connections with her new "family" of sorts. 

Silence is such an intense character for me to read. A man who doesn't speak, except....

I don't want to give anything away, but I loved this story and I highly recommend it along with the rest of the Grimm Circle series. If you aren't familiar with the series. The Grimm are an elite group of guardian angels. Former mortal beings who have chosen instead of moving on to eternity, to become immortal and fight the demons roaming earth, protecting humans. Some of the Grimm have been around for hundreds of years, and the stories of their lives have been transformed into fairy tales that we know very well. It's always fascinating to see how Shiloh Walker takes these fairy tales and molds them into something new and dark to show us where these guardian angels got their start.

I absolutely love the entire Grimm's Circle series, and this book was no different. Shiloh Walker does an incredible job of creating a society of angels that I personally cannot get enough of. The only complaint I have is that each story isn't a complete novel. There is so much information and backstory, I would love to read more about each character. Each story can be read on it's own, but I would recommend reading them all in order if you haven't read any. The characters are sometimes introduced in earlier books and some, Will especially, have continuing stories. I love reading a series that gets me so caught up I feel like I know the characters somehow.

I cannot wait to see what comes next in this series! 

4.5/5 rating

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I received a free copy of this ebook from the author in exchange for an unbiased review. This is no way affected my opinion and all of the views above are my own.

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