Saturday, August 13, 2011

Book Review: The Lost by Caridad Pineiro

The Lost (Sin Hunters)The Lost by Caridad Pineiro
Publisher: Forever
Publish Date: August 1, 2011
Paperback, 352 pages 
Fiction, Paranormal Romance
 ISBN: 978-0446584616
The Sin Hunters #1

My Review:
I love Caridad Pineiro's books.  Whether dealing with vampires or something new, she just seems to know how to balance the paranormal and the romance to bring me the story that I really want to read.  In The Lost Ms. Pineiro is setting up for The Sin Eater series, and it takes quite a bit of set up because this isn't your typical paranormal that we as the readily understand.  This is not vampires or werewolves.  This is a whole new world and I am excited to read about it.

The Lost focuses on Adam and Bobbie for the romance and the setup of the world that Adam and the others of his race inhabit.  I found the romance to be interesting, the chemistry was great between Adam and Bobbie.  I wanted them together, even when there was difficulty I still rooted for them and felt like they should be together and hope to see more of them in the next book as well.

The romance is front and center in this book, but the setup of the world is also a lot of the book and it jumps around a lot and is probably my only complaint.  But I understand that it had to be done.  This is a complex world that will arc over several books and the development is key to this first book and to the books that follow.  I am fascinated by the world and love that the author has branched out into something new and I really like this something new.  I can't wait to read more in this series and really see where it goes.  There is so much that can be done with it and I can't wait to see.

So if you are ready for something new in the paranormal romance genre then give The Lost a try, I don't think you will be disappointed.

My Rating: 4.5/5.0

About the Book:
Adam Bruno is no ordinary millionaire. The heir to an ancient race possessing a dark, powerful magic, he can shapeshift and create energy. His gifts make him a living weapon and have forced him to live in seclusion. But now an inhuman force hunts down Adam-just when he finds someone who makes him feel more human than he ever imagined possible . . .

Home from combat in Iraq, Bobbie Carerra wants only peace, yet soon joins Adam in a terrifying battle against paranormal enemies who hide in plain sight. She's drawn to his strength of mind and body; he's attracted to her courage and intoxicating energy. Their scorching passion can either transport them to the heights of ecstasy or-if Adam's powers rage out of control-destroy them. But when an invisible brotherhood tightens its nets and someone Adam trusts betrays him, only a heartrending decision can save them.

About the Author: 
Caridad Piñeiro is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who wrote her first novel in the fifth grade when her teacher assigned a project: write a book for a class lending library. Her love of writing continued through high school, college, and law school. Shortly after the birth of her daughter, her passion for the written word led to a determination to publish and share the stories she loved with others. In 1999, Caridad's first novel was released and a decade later, she is the author of more than twenty novels and novellas. Caridad hopes to continue to share her stories with readers all over the world for years to come. When not writing, Caridad is an attorney, wife, and mother to an aspiring writer and fashionista.


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