Sunday, December 19, 2010

In the Dark of Dreams by Marjorie M Liu

In The Dark of Dreams:
She could never forget the boy with the ice blue eyes . . .

She was only twelve when she saw the silver boy on the beach, but Jenny has never stopped dreaming about him. Now she is grown, a marine biologist charting her own course in the family business—a corporation that covertly crosses the boundaries of science into realms of the unknown . . . and the incredible.

And now he has found her again, her boy grown into a man: Perrin, powerful and masculine, and so much more than human, leaving Jenny weak with desire and aching for his touch.

But with their reunion comes danger. For Perrin and Jenny—and all living creatures—their only hope for preventing the unthinkable lies in a mysterious empire far beneath the sea . . . and in the power of their dreams.

I always enjoy Marjorie M Liu’s work and this book was no different. Her vivid characters have a depth that is indescribable and more fulfilling with each new book. The beauty of Marjorie’s writing can leave you breathless, in tears or filled with laughter as her imagination takes you into worlds unknown. When her characters are brought together, the intensity of the emotions becomes a apart of you, and you feel everything right alongside them. With every new Dirk & Steele novel Marjorie leads you down a twisted path of mystery, romance and danger. There are characters from earlier in the series and I’m still dying to read their stories, each time we see them again we learn something new. Once I picked this book up I couldn’t put it down, the action is almost immediate and doesn’t let up until the last page is turned. And what a beautiful ending it was. Both Jenny and Perrin are broken and haunted by their past. Jenny comes from a family in which one side uses their power to extort and harm, while she and others seek to help and understand. Perrin is from the ocean but exiled; never to return, and this is a slow, painful death for his kind. When they met by chance as children a bond was formed between them and they never truly stopped looking for one another. After he is given a terrible vision, Perrin seeks out help from Dirk & Steele to stop an event that could cause the destruction of half the planet, and by chance he and Jenny are reunited. Danger and betrayal surround Perrin and Jenny as their childhood connection flares and survival depends on both their strength and love.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I see what you meant and this series does sound really good =) I'll def keep it in mind!


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