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  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

{Review & Giveaway} Silver Knight by Caron Rider

Silver Knight
by Caron Rider
Series: Silver #1
Pages:  278
Source:  e-book courtesy of Caron Rider in exchange for a fair and honest review
Available as of February 24, 2012

When seventeen-year-old Diana recognizes an elderly priest in a video on YouTube, she realizes that reincarnation is real and that she’s been alive before! Every night in her dreams, she relives her past learning that it’s kill or be killed. Now a bishop at the Vatican whom she saved in another life calls on her once more. She is needed to help defeat evil within the catacombs of Rome. But when she arrives in Rome, she meets Alexander – the man of her dreams! Through the centuries she has loved him…betrayed him...been killed by him. Will she give him another chance or this time will she strike first?


My Review:
After reading the summary, I was expecting Silver Knight to have a lot of action. I got that and so much more. Caron Rider created a world where all one girl knows is death, demons, and the one man who keeps killing her.

Diana isn't your average girl. She's a demon hunter who is continuously killed and reincarnated with the same name and purpose. Though her looks may change, she never stops fighting and always finds the same man over and over again.

There are a number of characters who we meet throughout the book that have their own chapter, but I  want to focus on Diana. She doesn't sleep well because she has had nightmares most of her life. In each of these nightmares she almost always finds herself killed because of a Demon or Alexander. Even with the nightmares she somehow has the courage to fly to Rome and face more demons. I found her to be a really strong character who, I don't want to say has no fear, but has rather accepted her fate and knows that she will live once again. This knowledge is what keeps her head up with things look grim.

I really enjoyed this book for a number of reasons. First, so much history was brought into the story line. We see Diana all over the world in places like Pompeii, Babylon, Rome, and even on the Titanic. With all of her different locations, there is always one person who remains constant and I liked that I was able to take a look how their lives intertwined to the present. I loved that the ending isn't a cliffhanger, but leaves you excited for the next book. I wasn't sure what was going to happen when I got to the epilogue, but it definitely left me curious as to what will happen next. 

There was only one notable thing I didn't really care for and that was how much the perspective changed. I was kind of lost at one point and started writing events down so I could follow along better. Each of the supporting characters had a chapter to themselves and I would get confused on occasion as to what time we were in and who they were talking to in the present. It wasn't overwhelming or anything like that, just a little difficult to follow. 

Overall, I enjoyed reading Silver Knight and will be reading the next book, Silver Demon, when it's available. If you enjoy books with a lot of historical references, you will probably enjoy this book.

Giveaway Time!
Caron if offering one 
lucky person an e-copy 
of Silver Knight.
Open internationally.
(as long as you can receive an ebook from Amazon)
Giveaway Policy Applies
Ends May 30 @ Midnight EST

Use this  for an extra entry.

UPDATE: Giveaway is now CLOSED!
A winner will be picked when I'm no longer sick!
Sorry for the delay!!

FTC Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.  I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.  


Michelle Chew said...

This seems like an enjoyable read! And packed with action and mystery. Nice!

Caron Rider, Author said...

Hey, Thanks so much for reading and reviewing Silver Knight! It makes me happy that you enjoyed it. :)

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Shreya said...

Sounds like a fun read, full of mysteries, history, action and may be the story of a nice, brave and determined girl which would indirectly be feminist on some level.
So, this sounds like a must read for me to decide if it is what I think it is !

Annabelle Marie Veronica said...

I've never heard of this one, but that title and cover are awesome. Diana seems like a pretty cool girl, and you obviously enjoyed it! I want it now :)

Megan @ Books and Teacups said...

This sounds great! Wonderful review! I love the inclusion of historical places in it, that's very original.

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