Friday, November 9, 2012

Lani Woodland The Yara Silva trilogy

I am going to review both of these since I just read them back to back! I started with Intrinsical. It had a unique story line that intrigued me and quite honestly the cover is beautiful.

Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other women in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly

I have to admit, that though the story line was interesting, the story itself was a bit slow through the first half and I almost didn't finish this book. I'm glad I kept with it because the ending was amazing and it left me eager to start reading the second book in this Trilogy Indelible.

Yara is beginning to understand just how much her life will change now that her Waker abilities have emerged. She has come to terms with the fact that seeing ghosts is part of her life, but she isn’t ready to let being a Waker dictate her choices. All she wants is a ghost-free senior year with her boyfriend, Brent, and her best friend, Cherie. But Yara soon discovers that there are more dark secrets in her school’s history than just the curse she broke. While an angry ghost makes Yara question everything she thought she knew about spirits, she and Brent learn that there are long reaching consequences to last year’s adventures. As new enemies emerge and old ghosts resurface, Yara finds herself in the center of another deadly mystery, and this time she has to contend with the living as well as the dead.

The second book in this series was fantastic!! It has everything, Great characters, a believable relationship, mystery, and an amazing ending. Lani did it again with Indelible. I can't wait for the third in this series Inevitable due out Fall 2013. 

You can buy Intrinsical here
You can buy Indelible here