Review: ‘Simmer’ by Kaitlyn Davis
I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Simmerby Kaitlyn Davis
Series: Midnight Fire #2
Published by Kaitlyn Davis on April 3rd 2012
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal
Source: the author
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Slowly, like a whisper almost blown away in the wind, two words streaked across her mind: 'Kiss me.'
Kira may have survived the eclipse, but her troubles are far from over. She's headed to Sonnyville with one goal in mind: to learn more about her parents. But with Luke and Tristan competing for her heart and Diana gunning for her head, time is running out on the search for her mother. And the closer Kira gets to answers, the more terrified she becomes. The conduits fear her, the vampires fear her, and Kira is starting to wonder if maybe they're right...
“Simmer” picks up from “Ignite.
Kira has graduated from high school, and now is taking a year off before she attends school. She’s off to go to Sonnyville with Luke (her trainer and her best friend). She’s ready to meet people just like her (well sort of). Kira is a special kind of conduit because she’s part Protector and part Punisher. There’s never been anyone like her for the past thousands of years. Every conduit out there is afraid of her kind because they really can’t explain what she is. Luke is there for her when she arrives at Sonnyville. She is forced to leave Tristan so that he can find Diana. Diana, of course, is still trying to kill Kira.
When Kira arrives at Sonnyville, everyone is fascinated about her. They want to see what she is capable of and Kira ends up butting heads with one of the councilmen though, who ends up being family.
Once there in Sonnyville, she has to prove herself. Her best friend Luke is there to help her. Kira learns though from Luke’s sister that he has feelings for her. Luke’s sister doesn’t want Luke getting hurt.
Trouble is coming for Kira though. Vampires have found out where she is and now she’s putting everyone at risk at Sonnyville. Tristan is there to help her finally, but now she’s stuck between Tristan her boyfriend and Luke her best friend who won’t admit he has feelings for her.
Kira in “Simmer” realizes she has several new abilities. One of them being able to hear inside Luke’s head. It can be a useful ability, but a sometimes awful one. On top of everything, she is on a mission to find out if her Mom is alive. She finally knows the story behind her Mom and Dad and what may have happened, but she needs to find out the truth.
“Simmer” definitely helps clarify more what Kira is and what may happen to Kira with her abilities. I love the fact, that Kaitlyn explained a little more about the conduits and why they are scared of Kira. I also liked the twists and turned with when Kira met the family in Sonnyville and even at the ending. I wasn’t expecting that kind of twist to the story. It did have a cliffhanger at the end, and I love cliffhangers.
In “Ignite” there were several spelling errors, but in “Simmer” not so much, which is a plus. =) That was the only flaw I saw in Simmer.
This is an excellent young adult series. It has another twist to vampires unlike the usual paranormal books out there and who can kill vampires. “Simmer” has finally grown into the love triangle mess like usual love stories have when it comes to two guys having feelings for the main female character. I think I fell more into Luke in “Simmer” then I did with “Ignite.” “Ignite” it was all about sexy, Tristan, but in “Simmer,” Luke becomes the shining star. At least that’s my opinion.
I’m glad to know a little more wants going on finally, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
I recommend this book to any YA reader out there who loves reading different twists in the paranormal world.
Be prepared for some fantastic fight scenes between the conduits and vampires. Let’s say I’m glad conduits aren’t real. Kira is the most feared one though…and I’m wondering how she is going to hold up in the next book.
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