Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Wraith Review Tour

Sixteen years ago, Kira Chiklak’s mother promised her a miracle on Christmas morning. Instead, she woke to the news her brother was gone forever. The Alaskan pilot’s dreams have always told her the future but have never revealed the secrets of her past.

Now Kira’s dreams are warning her another child in Amarok is in danger of meeting the same fate as her brother. As Kira races to save Annie Michaels’ life she comes to believe her past and Annie’s future are inextricably linked.

The last thing Hunter Jackson expects to do during Spring Break is unravel a mystery. When Kira asks for his assistance, he can’t refuse her request. But can he help her protect Annie when his own heart is at risk?

Sometimes I wonder how things would have turned out if I hadn’t. If I’d kept my nose buried in that menu in search of a dish I couldn’t pronounce. But I didn’t. I looked up and saw Annie hanging onto the banister as she descended the stairs that led to the Michaels’ apartment. She clung to the hand of a girl I guessed was her babysitter as the two of them made their way across the room toward the kitchen. Annie wore a pink fleece footie sleeper and her auburn hair hung loose around her face. I think that’s what pushed me over the edge. She looked so damn innocent. I pushed my chair back from the table and grabbed the wolf hat out of my jacket pocket.

Hunter’s eyes darkened. “What are you doing?”

“Be right back.”

“Kira, don’t.”

“I have to. I’m sorry.”

Before I could stop myself, I stood up and set off after Annie and the babysitter. They were waiting outside the kitchen doors. Annie was staring at the doors as if she were waiting for her mom to breeze through them, like she always did. The babysitter’s eyes flitted across the restaurant, looking for people she recognized. Then she turned back toward Annie and smiled down at her.

Liv appeared just as I reached Annie and the sitter. Her eyes locked onto mine and even Annie could read the warning there. Stay away from my child.

 My Review:
4 stars

I enjoyed Wraith. While the story got off to a bit of a slow start, it quickly picked up and brought the intrigue along. There was so much happening and so much more hinted at near the end, such as where Kira's powers come from.

My favorite part though was Kira and Hunter, and I enjoyed the chemistry between them, which I hope will lead to something more in future books. Kira was a particular favorite of mine, as she was a strong, independent character with a lot of heart. However, there were times where I felt like I missed learning details about Kira that would help me better understand her actions and motivations. As this is the first book in the series, I figure that we'll learn more about Kira, but I wish we'd gotten to know more about her in this book. 

Overall, this is a good start to a series I look forward to reading and would recommend to anyone looking for a new series to read.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

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Author Bio and Links:
Gwenan Haines lives in New England with her daughter and a Siberian husky born on Halloween. She’s been hooked on suspense ever since her mom read her an old Nancy Drew mystery when she was five years old. She also loves romance and fantasy. Her paranormal novella, WRAITH, and novel, SHIFT, the first two installments in the SHADOW WORLD series, are under contract with Wild Rose Press's fantasy line. When she’s not plotting her newest mystery, she teaches community college and writes lots of poetry.

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  1. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!

  2. This book looks incredible, I can't wait to read it.

  3. Thanks for the review. Reading the blurb has me wondering what's going to happen with the book.