Day: March 18, 2014
Intangible (The Aerling Series, #2) by DelSheree Gladden
Mason is not imaginary.
He’s not a ghost, either.
And he’s most definitely not a hallucination.
Mason is an Aerling, and the Sentinels’ number one target.
Separated to keep each other safe and alive until Mason’s eighteenth birthday when Olivia is expected to guide him back to the world of the Aerlings, neither one was prepared to be stripped of their best friend, of the person they love most. The pain being away from each other causes is the least of their worries, though, as the Sentinels intensify their search for Mason and bring the threat of danger to a whole new level.
DelSheree Gladden fires on all cylinders – a critical review
I love fantasy and science fiction, and I am particularly fascinated by stories that combine elements of the two genres. DelSheree Gladden’s Intangible does just that, and in a way that kept me flipping pages of the advanced review copy I was provided until I reached the end.
Gladden has created a cast of characters that make suspension of disbelief an easy task. Mason, an Aerling who is approaching his eighteenth birthday, the time when he must be prepared to be guided back to the world of the Aerlings, has been separated from his guide and best friend, Olivia Mallory, and is being moved from Caretaker to Caretaker, finally ending up under the tutelage of seven-year-old Molly, another Aerling. Switching point of view from Mason to Olivia, Gladden takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of suspense as Mason struggles to master the skills he must have to return home – before he is killed by the Sentinels, a race bent on his destruction.
Intangible is, though, more than a mere fantasy story. It is a tale of the indomitable spirit of love and Gladden allows the characters and their actions to show us the relationship that has developed between Mason and Olivia, and its importance to their mutual survival against seemingly insurmountable odds.
Characters that the reader can identify with, settings that seem tangibly real – Intangible has it all. High octane action from beginning to end. This is a book that has to be high on your list of must-reads. A four-star, high-performance offering from an author who laps the competition and gets the checkered flag.
About the Author
DelSheree Gladden lives in New Mexico with her husband and two children. The Southwest is a big influence in her writing because of its culture, beauty, and mythology. Local folk lore is strongly rooted in her writing, particularly ideas of prophecy, destiny, and talents born from natural abilities. When she is not writing, DelSheree is usually reading, painting, sewing, or working as a Dental Hygienist. Her works include Escaping Fate, Twin Souls Saga, The Destroyer Trilogy, and Invisible. Look for, Wicked Power, the next book in the Someone Wicked This Way Comes Series, and Soul Stone, book two in the Escaping Fate Series, coming 2014.
Invisible (The Aerling Series, #1) by DelSheree Gladden
Olivia’s best friend is not imaginary. He’s not a ghost, either. And she’s pretty sure he’s not a hallucination. He’s just Mason.
He is, however, invisible.
When Olivia spotted the crying little boy on her front porch at five years old, she had no idea she was the only one who could see him. Twelve years later when new-girl Robin bumps into the both of them and introduces herself to Mason, they are both stunned.
Mason couldn’t be more pleased that someone else can see him. Olivia, on the other hand, isn’t jumping at the chance to welcome Robin into their circle. Jealousy may have something to do with
that, but honest fear that Robin’s presence will put Mason in danger is soon validated when a strange black car shows up outside Olivia’s house.
The race to find out what Robin knows in time to protect Mason from whatever threats are coming becomes Olivia’s only focus.