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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Visions by Kelley Armstrong

Visions (Cainsville #2)
by Kelley Armstrong
RandomHouse Canada
ISBN: 9780525953050
Buy from Indigo

Description: Omens, the first installment in Kelley Armstrong’s exciting new series, introduced Olivia Taylor-Jones, daughter of notorious serial killers, and Gabriel Walsh, the self-serving, morally ambiguous lawyer who became her unlikely ally. Together, they chased down a devious killer and partially cleared her parents of their horrifying crimes.

Their success, however, is short-lived. While Olivia takes refuge in the old, secluded town of Cainsville, Gabriel’s past mistakes have come to light, creating a rift between the pair just when she needs his help the most.

Olivia finds a dead woman in her car, dressed to look like her, but the body vanishes before anyone else sees it. Olivia’s convinced it’s another omen, a sign of impending danger. But then she learns that a troubled young woman went missing just days ago—the same woman Olivia found dead in her car. Someone has gone to great lengths to kill and leave this young woman as a warning. But why? And what role has her new home played in this disturbing murder?

Olivia’s effort to uncover the truth places her in the crosshairs of old and powerful forces, forces that have their own agenda, and closely guarded secrets they don’t want revealed.

The Good Stuff
  • Once again Kelley Armstrong proves that she is a born storyteller with the second installment of this unique series
  • Story is fast paces and fascinating. Enjoyed it even more than Omens
  • Sexy biker boy
  • Love Gabriel, even-though he is not the usual type of character I enjoy.  Great background information on him in this installment.  He really grows on you as Amrstrong gives you more little tidbits about him
  • It has fey aspects and I still enjoy it -  see the power of a born storyteller is that they keep you hooked even if it isn't your type of thing.  Only one other author can get me reading Fey stories and that is also a Canadian author by the name of Lesley Livingston
  • Love Rose - sorta wish she was real
  • Loved the dark humour
  • The relationship between Olivia and Gabriel and their dialogue is positively brilliant at times
  • A few questions were answered but it led to more questions which leaves you happy, yet intrigued about what is going to happen next
  • Didn't figure out a major plot point ahead of time, so I gasped a little
  • Love how strong Olivia is (eventhough she did the odd stupid thing).  Armstrong also has a gift for creating strong women.  Hmm wonder what Kelley Armstrong and Joss Whedon could do together

The Not So Good Stuff
  • How long do I have to wait till the next book comes out

Favorite Quotes/Passages

"Gabriel discourages emotional attachments the way most of us discourage door-to-door salesmen."

"And I was still dressed in only my bra and panties.
Well, at least it's a nice set of bra and panties.
Yep, these were the thoughts going through my brain as i looked at a  photo of a decapitated head on my bed.' 

"I've spent my life feeling like a cuckoo raised by robins. I grew up pretending to fit into my mother's world, and the whole time I felt suffocated. Then I went to Cainsville, and everything changed. I met people who know who i am and don't give a shit. Who don't expect me to be anything other than what I am."

"How do you have a personal relationship with someone who thinks that way? You just do. You accept it, and you understand it, and you don't take offense, because none is intended. You read actions and ignore words."

5 Dewey's

I received this from RandomHouse in exchange for an honest review

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