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Friday, February 15, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Lost to the Gray by Amanda Bonilla

Title: Lost to the Gray
Author: Amanda Bonilla
Series: Shaede Assassin, book 2,5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Penguin Publisher
Format: E-book
“Did he do the right thing?  
No one loves Darian like Tyler does. Not her friends. Not her fellow Shaedes. Not the Shaede king who wants her for himself. Tyler is the only one who sees beyond the swagger and swordplay that make her the most fearsome Shaede assassin in the world—the only one who recognizes her loyal heart and vulnerability. But her evolving powers and compulsion to finish every job no matter the stakes fills him with fear. For he knows it's only a matter of time before he loses her. 
When that moment nearly comes—and Tyler discovers a trail of deceit that prevented him from protecting Darian—he snaps. He breaks. And he leaves. 
Now he must learn to live without her, even as they remain bound to one another. And when a friend of Darian’s faces an unknown threat, Tyler must find a way to enter the fray without crossing paths with Darian.”
Lost to the Gray is the new novella in the Shaede Assassin series by Amanda Bonilla.

Lost to the Gray is set just after events of Blood Before Sunrise and before events of Crave the Darkness (next book in the series, release March 5th). But let me be clear, this is not a novella to start the series.

Lost to the Gray is not a fluffy romantic story, is a heart-wrenching one, but one I’m very glad I read because it made me understand and like Tyler even more.
Tyler is suffering for the decision he was forced to take after what Darian did to him in Blood Before Sunrise. Even after reading Crave the Darkness (release March 5th) I didn’t understand why he did what he did and if I’m being honest I kind of disliked him a little bit because of his actions, but now after reading Lost to the Gray I understood he did something that it wasn’t easy for him and even though it’s breaking his heart it was the only feasible way to make Darian realize she needs to change if she really wants a relationship of equality, respect and trust with him.

But brooding is not the only thing Tyler is doing; Levi is in big trouble and with Darian out of the picture Tyler is forced to put his feelings aside to help his friend in need.

We also see flashbacks of how Tyler and Darian met, why he decided to bind himself to her and how he did it. We also see a flashback of a very smexy scene when they were happy together. *swoon*

Lost to the Gray is a novella that reads like a novel. It not only has a well-developed plot with enough action and angst to keep you glue to the pages but it also allows us see the real Tyler. I’m really glad I read it and I recommend all Shaede Assassin’s fans to read it before reading Crave the Darkness

My Verdict: 5 Paws

Other books in the series
When Shadows Call (Novella)
Lost to the Gray
Crave the Darkness (March 5th)

Other reviews Goodreads

I love Lost to the Gray so much that I want to spread the love, for that reason I decided to do a giveaway. One lucky winner will have the chance to win an e-book of Lost to the Gray, winner’s choice of Kindle or Kobo (ePub also works with Sony and Nook) book.
To participate you just need to fill the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck to you all. 

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  1. I really loved this book as well! Great review!

  2. I do not really enjoy novellas ;) Sometimes they work, sometimes not.

  3. I love novellas! This sounds really good :)

  4. I enjoy novellas, especially when I don't have a lot of time to read. They go a lot faster, so I can finish the story in the short amount of time I might have to read.

  5. I do read novellas. I read them when I want a quick read and often it introduces me to new authors. Raffle name: Fiery Na

  6. LOVED the flashback scenes. Great review Marcela!


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