Black Atonement

Black Atonement

by Sasha Hibbs


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ISBN-13: 9781772330472
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

By age 5, Sasha Hibbs' favorite movie was Gone With the Wind. By age 12, she completed her 7th grade book report on the sequel, Scarlett. By 18, she met and married her very own Mr. Rhett Butler and as it turns out, she never had to worry about going back to Tara to win the love of her life back. Fortunately, he stuck with her.

With a love of all things paranormal, the ambiance of the South with its gigantic antebellum mansions and canopies of Spanish moss, and a love for her husband's rich storytelling of blacksmiths and the mythology surrounding their origins, it wasn't long until the world of her debut novel, Black Amaranth, was born.

When not working her day job as a nurse, you can find Sasha dreaming of her next beach trip, reading the latest YA novel, and drinking more white chocolate mocha than she should.

Sasha lives in mountainous West Virginia with her husband, Tim, and their two daughters, Aeliza and Ava. She is currently hard at work on her next novel.

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Black Atonement 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
naturalbri More than 1 year ago
The Story: So far, we have followed as different magical nations have come together, in a world of their own, whilst still blended in this world we know. Unbeknownst to the human race, the magical world is hurtling earth to distraction, on the brink of an inevitable war that was determined long ago.  There is one key to ensuring to the world doesn't hurtle into darkness - Azreal the Seraph of Death, always bound to Abaddon -destruction. We've followed the story of Ally, Azreal, on the edge of our seat, gripping the sides to keep us from tumbling over the edge of excitement. We've been left as the worlds of Abaddon and Azreal collide, a multitude of emotion, love/hate/betrayal. Teetering on the precipice of anticipation, we are next led into the lives and story of our favourite ginger and the Seraph we love to hate.  As Brandi, the Seraph of Love, grabs Dave and pulls him from the abyss of destruction and grief, she knows a foretelling of Laurel's is coming true. She slowly comes to realisation that Dave, the newly turned Nashoba, is more to her than she could have ever imagined.  With this new information sinking into her broken heart, she feels it sputter to life, after time's cruel tricks had long since caused her to turn away from her own name. With a new sense of hope and purpose, she knows what she is meant to do. Dave will not survive his ultimate plan. The Seraph of Love decides her path will be one of redemption and sacrifice. Her plan, to take Dave's place in his battle, sacrificing herself to avenge his love and save his twin sister. She has no plan of returning to anywhere but the Gates, to return to her father's side.  In her determination to succeed for her own redemption and save Dave, she loses sight of the now. As she falls further for Dave, she also falls for life, love, hope and even turns to her father, one she hasn't spoken to for years. Perhaps, there is more to this story than redemption and sacrifice. There may just be a possibility that the Seraph of Love will finally become whole again.  What I Thought This third book has taken a chance in characters to follow. We focus on the journey of Brandi and Dave. We have grown to love Dave, his humour and cute ways winning us over from the first book. we had only just grown to love the Dave and Lucy, when Dave's father Ragnar takes away Dave's soulmate. He falls into ultimate despair. Brandi pulls him away from the destruction and we move to Black Atonement, where we learn that there is so much more to Brandi than we previously thought.  The depth of character that is unraveled in this book is amazing. Gibbs has wound the layers of Brandi so intricately that we had only seen her as a Seraph who had been evil in previous years to protect, and had turn off her heart and emotion due to a previous death, which she blames herself for and chalks up to another failure on her part. As the list of Brandi's perceived failures grows, her heart grows colder, leaving her to turn away completely from emotion.  Yet, as Black Atonement starts to unwind, we find that Brandi has so much more character below the surface. She has the ability and willingness to follow the path she believes right, even if it means giving her life for the one she loves. She is selfless, brave, kind, strong and devoted. She loves and gains love, opening up the full character of the Seraph of Love, her true nature, a name that hasn't been spoken since her birth.  We also learn about Dave and his true path, one which we had not foreseen, and which has completely blown me away.  I loved the pace and detail of the story. We are introduced to a few new characters, of which I have already learned to love. We also see another side of The Authority, a side I found touching and enlightening at the same time. The pace allowed for us to really get to know the characters and to see where the war is leading. We also learned about the nature of war, the fact that even previous enemies will unite to defeat an evil that is shared.  I must admit, I am truly addicted to not only Hibbs' Vulcan Legacies, but also to her overall writing style. She has a way of making stories intricate and addicting, while still keep the story simple and enjoyable. She keeps all characters true to their nature and gives us moments to love, hate, fear and find sorrow in.  The connection between Abaddon, Azreal, and our two main characters in Black Atonement weaves itself into another intricate story, leading directly to the fourth book in the Vulcan Legacies, Black Apocalypse. One in which I will eagerly await and hope it is not the final story in the series, as I crave so much more reading from Hibbs' intricate penning.  OVERALL: Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I enjoyed every moment of this book and loved that it gave us a look into another story, giving us another piece of the puzzle that is Vulcan Legacies. The writing and story are addicting and would be excellent reading for any readers from YA/Teen to Adult. There are so many layers to grasp onto in the story, that it will give any reader pages to adore and read, more than one I expect.