Zoë Merrick lived a less than ordinary life, until late one night, she was brutally attacked and left for dead.
A man named Adam spotted her running down the road covered in blood, and took her under his wing. Zoë didn't just survive that night - she underwent a physical transformation and acquired strange new abilities. Severed from her old life, her frustration grows as she tries to comprehend what's happening to her.
Serendipity leads her to Justus. He's handsome, arrogant, and not entirely human. Zoë learns the truth about what she is, and just how dangerous their world is for a young Mage. The only way she will understand her power is by putting her trust in this man, and accepting the protection he offers.
When her immortal freedom is threatened by the one man who has a right to claim her, Zoë learns the price of freedom...and the value of loyalty.
I’ve been working my way to get to read one of Dannika’s books; a few authors I really enjoy have recommender this series so once I actually had the time I grabbed up Sterling and read it.
Ok so getting on to the review, I had a hard time with a few things (don’t get me wrong, this is Dannika’s world and it’s a good one.) but it was a bit hard for me to follow, certain things that I felt truly should have been addressed were not. I don’t want to spoil this book because I definitely think it is worth reading so that’s all I’ll say about that part. Now when a girl covered in blood runs by you pass out and is unconscious for three days you should probably get her to a doctor, then when her form shifts and changes throughout those same three days, you should probably be frightened.
The random characters coming in out of the book were—now this is me guessing—leads into the next book, which I already have on my kindle and I look forward to reading.
My second issue was the amount of yelling the main men did, a truly good man who is chivalrous doesn’t yell at a frightened woman and doesn’t throw down demands. I loved Adam, I thought he was a good guy so I hated when he was described as yelling at Zoe/Silver. I liked Justus too, but I had a few of the same issues with him, which leads me to Simon. There is nothing bad I can say about Simon; I loved him. Zoe/Silver was an interesting character, stubborn, snarky and at times stupid ( I hate that word so I don’t say it often) but there were a few times I would have liked to be the one to yell at her, bad choices and stupidity seemed to her biggest personality flaw.
There were times I had trouble understanding the dialogue, I would go back from time to time to re-read the conversation and still have no idea what they were talking about. That may have nothing to do with Dannika’s writing and everything to do with my lack of sleep. Who know? So I won’t hold that against the book at all! But in case it’s not me, I thought I would just mention it.
The ending of this book left me wanting more and aching to know—if this is a romance, then who the heck is Silver going to actually fall in love with? And when will it happen?