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Thursday, February 26, 2015

I SEE YOU by Frantisdka Oliver -- BLOG STOP & REVIEW!




With shape-shifting abilities, Haven sets out on a path of revenge against child predators, while she searches for the monster who ripped away her innocence, murdered her trust and abused her body. Hoping one day she will come eye to eye with the man who stole from her the only thing that cannot be given back or replaced. But, when she discovers Cassidy and her mysterious Uncle Bryce, Haven’s world of secrecy is exposed. Her solitude life is challenged and the protective walls she built around her scarred heart begin to crumble. Tossing her into uncharted territory and reminding her of forgotten dreams. Struggling with the haunting memories of her past, the inability to trust and the hideous reality of abuse, Haven is thrown into a battle she never expected to fight and feelings she didn’t want to face. But, one question remains. Can a damaged shifter learn to trust and love again? Or, will it destroy what little is left of her shattered heart and allow the shadows of her past the control they relentlessly seek?
I See You Teaser
 
MY REVIEW
4.5 *WINK* READ
 
A unique read that brings face a serious and dark issue that is sensitive to most but is told in a way that doesn't glorify the tragedy but brings forth the strength it takes to overcome.

This isn't your fluffy romance, nor is it a paranormal fated fairy tale. There is a dark twist to this book that may trigger some raw emotions from readers. I will say that if you are a reader who is easily upset when it comes to child abuse this may not be the book for you, BUT...and it's a big but...the style of this read is lighter than most. The details are not exposed but the actions are implied and scenarios "fade-to-black" before anything is revealed. I believe you will relate more to Haven's conquest and journey to bring justice and revenge not only to the one who had brought harm to her, but to also bring that and protect those in harms way of the same abuse she endured.

The only thing that bothered me a bit was I felt like I was missing just a bit more background on some of these characters. That the author was teetering between just wanting to give enough or giving a complete back story. Some are cautious about filler, but I think that if there was a bit more in depth details that this book would have been beyond a 5 star read. Maybe that is to come in a sequel, but while reading I wasn't thinking about a second book just in the moment.

You will fall in love with most of the characters. Their interaction with one another is relatable and Cassidy will steal your heart. So will Bryce *wink*. I loved the angst between both Haven and Bryce, and so much is left to be untold about these two. The tears my eyes held always seemed to fall in their moments. Like my own heart was allowed to open up when in Bryce's presence.

This is a great and powerful story! Please do not shut it down just because the subject is a sensitive one. I encourage you to give it a chance and see what not only I but others are saying about "I See You".


About the Author:

Frantiska Oliver currently resides in Texas with her husband, Billy, and their two children. Along with being a full time mom, she is also a part-time veterinary technician and will do almost anything to help an animal in need. Her love for fantasy and science fiction books inspired her to write her first debut novel, Never Forget the Past. Still to this day, when the sun sets and the stars appear, you will find her on the back porch with a notebook and pen writing about the adventures manifesting within her head.

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