Sunday, August 24, 2014

{Review} GOLDEN DUNES OF RENHALA by Amy Joy Lutchen

File Size: 2115 KB
Page Count: 219
Copyright: January 11, 2014

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

How do you live with a secret so dark and so deeply woven into your being that it threatens to smother your very existence, with no known way out? Use it to your advantage.

Kailey Rooke, karmelean, and now a possibly unethical karma-for-hire, has spent the past year jumping from project to project without any real hope for salvation. With repercussions from her actions at every turn, she discovers that as time goes on, she loses a bit more of herself to that which feeds on her anguish--that which is thriving inside her own body.

When a new contract to find a missing girl arises, Kailey attempts to put her past and its associated problems on the back burner, but she soon finds out that treachery and deceit lie shortly ahead in Golden Dunes, only giving face to new problems, with one leading right back to her childhood past.

She struggles to complete her contract as her own life teeters on a fulcrum, constantly tipping according to karma’s whim. How long will she keep her balance? Which way will she fall?

Mandy's Review:

A magical world that exists outside of ours. An alternate world with beings and creatures you may catch glimpses of on this side of the divide. That is Renhala. A world where lands are severely divided by pratically visible lines of differences. There is a land that has nothing but sand that bumps up against a land lush with gorgeous green, soft grass. The sand and grass are separated by an invisible line that neither crosses. The beings living in these lands are as different as their domains.

Kailey has the ability to travel from this world, known as Abscondia, to Renhala with just a thought. She's been doing side jobs fulfilling contracts for those trying to locate lost persons. During these jobs, Kailey can't help but look for the one person she's most angry at: her father.

With the help of her friends, Kailey goes to Renhala to fulfill her contract to Sir Cuche. While in the process of working out the contract, Kailey finds herself signing another contract with Madam Eve, a lady cursed to carry writhing snakes on her body. Madam Eve has lost her daughter and wants her found. Working two contracts at one time proves to be a bit much for Kailey's inner demon. She begins to become angry on a whim and lashes out at her friends time and again. Can she control that which rages inside of her or will it take over her entire essence causing her to lose everyone she holds dear?

Throughout all the turmoil, Kailey is caught up in a slight love triangle. I say slight because one of the guys, Ladimer, stands back and watches Kailey's relationship with Conner as they sputter in and out of closeness. Even though she's with Conner, Kailey's got a thing for Ladimer that grows by the day. Is it just a crush or are Kailey and Ladimer meant to be together? What about Conner? Is he going to let Kailey go?

Golden Dunes of Renhala is the second book and I'm rather enjoying this series. The pages fly by as I read them wanting to know what's going to happen next. I would recommend the Renhala series to those who enjoy the paranormal and alternate universe themes. It's an intriguing series and I'm curious to see what happens next for Kailey.

*An ecopy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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