Author: Sally Dubats
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Rating: 4 stars
“Trenton drugged and kidnapped me. I was powerless.”
Cassie’s neighbors have secrets, and she is one of them.
A Witch taken against her will to an isolated, frozen wilderness on an impossible quest, Cassie defends herself against Trenton who has gone over to the dark side. One minute he’s adorable and charming, and the next weird, uncaring, and hostile. And now, Cassie fears for her life.
Winter Solstice draws near, and Cassie performs magical spells to gain clarity. Instead she is shocked by visions and mind jumps into the lives of strangers on the brink of disaster.
Why is she in a hostile, threatening wilderness? What is causing the horrific visions? Cassie discovers there is much more at stake than her own survival. To survive, she must overcome impossible odds.
Book two in “The Grimoire Chronicles” series, “Winter Shock” is a paranormal fantasy novel that you’ll never forget! If you love paranormal romance, urban fantasy, Witches and Wicca, paranormal mystery, paranormal horror, action and survival, “The Grimoire Chronicles” series is definitely for you!
I have to begin with a confession. I haven’t read the first book in this series. Nevertheless, I didn’t have too much trouble following what happened in this book. It starts off with Cassie, who is taken to a desolate island by Trenton, who has gone over to the dark side. But the longer we spend with Cassie and Trenton, the more obvious it is that Trenton hasn’t gone completely dark. And even in his darkest moments, he’s still sexy, enchanting, and everything you could look for in a love interest…with a good dose of ‘bad boy’ behavior of course.
I liked the storyline. It was something different. Cassie is stuck in this hostile world, and on top of that she also gets terrifying visions. She must go to great lengths to survive, and that’s when her true strength shows. She was a little whiny at the beginning, but I actually liked that. All right, since I’m an adult, I had some ‘grrr’ and ‘why would you do that, girl?’ But then I imagined myself being fifteen or something again, and what she said and did made a lot more sense.
The story has plenty of fantasy and originality. The plot itself was great as well, in my opinion. Trenton could’ve been a bit more developed, but overall, he was all right. I’m looking forward to reading more about Cassie’s adventures! She’s a cool heroine, and I liked her sense of humor.