Friday, May 8, 2020

Dark Stranger: The Dream; I.T. Lucas

Title: Dark Stranger: The Dream (The Children of the Gods #1)
Author: I.T. Lucas
Genre: Romance; Paranormal
Published: June 27th, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published

Since the dawn of human civilization, two warring factions of near-immortals – the descendants of the gods of old – have been secretly shaping its destiny. Kian's small clan championing progress, freedom and peace; their powerful enemy propagating ignorance, hate, and war.
Leading the clandestine battle from his luxurious L.A. high-rise, Kian is surrounded by family, yet he feels alone. Descending from a single goddess – the only one to survive the ancient cataclysm that wiped out the gods and most of their immortal offspring – clan members are forbidden to each other. And as the only other known immortals are their hated enemies, Kian and his kin have been long resigned to a lonely existence of fleeting trysts with human partners.
That is, until Kian's sister Amanda – a researcher of paranormal abilities – makes a game changing discovery; a mortal seeress who she believes is a dormant carrier of their genes. Ever the realist, Kian is skeptical and refuses his sister's plea to attempt the Dormant's activation. But when his enemies learn of the highly coveted soothsayer's existence and attempt to grab her, he rushes her to the safety of his keep. Inexorably drawn to Syssi's shy beauty, Kian is startled by feelings he had sworn off long ago. Tormented by past mistakes, he wrestles with his conscience as he is tempted to explore her budding interest in the spicy passions he favors.
When Syssi's paranormal foresight lands her a job at Dr. Amanda Dokani's neuroscience lab, it fails to predict, not only that her boss is an immortal who would drag her into a secret, millennia-old battle over humanity's future, but the professor's imposing brother who would alter her own.
Despite his better judgement, will Kian succumb to Syssi's irresistible pull? And will Syssi discover that the man igniting her startlingly dark desires is a nearly two-thousand-year-old immortal?


Hello Fellow Readers,

Okay, I just want to say that this book just wasn't my cup of tea. At first it started out great, but then it just went downhill. I will say that I really liked Syssi and Kian was okay. The drawback for me was Amanda, who is a central part of this story. I really did not like her, and I tried to ignore it but her POV was sort of needed to push the story further. I couldn't get over my dislike of her so much that it really affected my reading of this book. When you have a character you really dislike, its hard to care about anything else.

Another thing I dislike was the instant-love/attract/everything of the romance between Syssi and Kian. Is it too much to ask for a build-up? I understand a little of why they had the romance this way but still it didn't make for excited reading even during the steamy parts. One thing I will say is that the whole lore behind the gods and their children was unique and well thought out. It's been a while since a paranormal book wasn't about Vampires and Werewolves so that was refreshing. 

Overall, I didn't like this all too much, but it still has a almost 5 star review on Amazon so I may be of the minority. 

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