Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Captive Soul (The Dark Crescent Sisterhood #5) by Anna Windsor

She’s definitely getting warmer.

Her flame power nearly extinguished in a battle against the dark forces attempting to control Manhattan, fire Sybil Camille Fitzgerald is down but not out. Joining a new squad of warrior witches, she hopes to reclaim her fighting spirit and, with luck, her pyrotechnic mastery. Two problems on that front: a new army of cannibalistic demons and her superheated lust for John Cole, an unholy blend of demon and U.S. Special Forces agent now working undercover for New York’s Occult Crimes Unit.
 John knows he can’t be trusted—hell, he can’t trust himself. His warrior soul has entered a new, supernaturally fit body. Unfortunately, it’s a body belonging to the Sybils’ worst enemy, whose supernasty essence still lingers. But when John’s demon energy seems more alive than dead, it’s Camille whose scorching kiss keeps him human—for now. All he’s got to do is master his dark side and save Camille and the Sybils from an army of satanic hellboys planning their ultimate destruction.

Camille Fitzgerald is a fire Sybil, but unlike her other fire Sybils she is unable to call and control her fire. John Cole has been a spirit hanging around in his friend, Duncan's head until Camille finally sets him free, but his spirit ends up in the body of Camille’s enemy. He is only trying to look out for Camille even though she trying to kill him.

Knowing he is marked for death at first sight, Cole searches for Strada by himself. Struggling to keep the essence of Strada withheld and his deep desire for Camille hidden beneath it all. Meanwhile Strada’s brother has taken over to destroy the sibyls. The war of saving the world has begone. Who will win?

The Dark Crescent Sisterhood is a fabulous, romantic ride due to the location of Manhattan and all the characters. *loved*  Camille and Johns attraction was definitely page turning but they weren't the whole story. Cole he has a fear of losing control to his enemies and Camille is afraid up giving up her control to Cole. Now its time for John to figure out a way to become free of Strada’s soul without dying himself and a way to be with the one he loves. 

The world of The Dark Crescent Sisterhood is not only passionate, but a thrilling ride. I loved the way Camille got the chance to grow throughout the story. The one who once felt shunned on is now the one calling the shots. John is a fighter, he doesn't just fight for his freedom but for the woman he has fallen in love with. Captive Soul is a novel that really compliments the series.

Since the start of the very first book in the series you get a chance to fall in love with a whole new world. I enjoyed this world greatly. Different, hip, and loved the kick ass women!! Usually its the men trying to save the world, but not here, girl power all the way.

I really do enjoy this series but this book sets you up for more never ending questions. John and Camille have their own personal demons and doubts they are trying to figure out by themselves. John has gone from his own body, into living in two others and still trying to be himself and keep his control. Camille must discover how to keep control of her new fire abilities without taking others down with her. Their love story is complicated but adorable. The whole book is really about the war against their enemy more than falling into their relationship.

I liked this book better than the first, but I didn't just fly through this one like I have with the others. Although I loved the couple and the storyline, I was more interested in the characters for the next release Captive Heart. The first story had to have a lot of plot building, so I had hoped this one would move along with more action. If you haven't read this series, start with the first trilogy. Even though it is long, the series is a good one and I am excited to move on to the next book, Captive Heart, to see where this battle will finally take them.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds a bit different-I'm going to have to check it out!