Thursday, October 24, 2013

Book Review - Touched by Darkness by Catherine Spangler

Touched by Darkness (Sentinels, #1)
by Catherine Spangler
Published 2013
304 Pages

Dr. Kara Cantrell's main goal in relocating to a small, sleepy town halfway across the country is to protect her son, Alex. Alex's father, being part of a supernatural world Kara was only beginning to understand, was brutally murdered. Devastated, Kara was left without the answers she needed to keep her son safe... but the supernatural world won't let them get away that easily. 

Alex's father, Richard, was part of an otherworldly species known as the Sentinels. And now that Alex's abilities are getting stronger, Kara is forced to admit that her son is just as otherworldly as his father. Further, she realizes that she cannot run to keep her son safe, and cannot teach him what she does not know. So, when she meets another Sentinel, Damien Morgan, she is determined to get the answers she needs. What she doesn't realize is that Damien needs her help as much as she needs his. 

Sentinels are formidable creatures, capable of incredible feats. However, these same feats make them vulnerable, as their energies are broadcast, and can be picked up by an evil species inhabiting earth--a species whose primary goal is to destroy the Sentinels. Besides Alex's abilities, Damien is keenly aware that Kara is a conductor, and that he needs her help to battle the evil forces. But Kara has gone down this road before, and it's a road that threatens to destroy all that she has come to know and love in this world.

This was a fantastic read with memorable characters and a well-paced plot. I loved it! And although Alex's role is significant, Kara and Damien's romance is in the forefront. A great story, and a wonderful introduction to the Sentinel series. I'm excited to read the next book!

Reviewed by Stephanie



  1. Cannot wait to read this one. Definitely on my TBR. Love those Damien alpha males!

    1. I loved this book! I'm starting Touched By Fire (book 2) asap! So good!


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