18 September 2014

Becoming Calder ARC Review

Becoming Calder
by Mia Sheridan

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What they say: There is a place in modern day America with no electricity, no plumbing, and no modern conveniences. In this place, there is no room for dreams, no space for self-expression, and no tolerance for ambition.

In this place, there is a boy with the body of a God and the heart of a warrior. He is strong and faithful and serves his family honorably. But he dares to dream of more.

In this place, there is a girl with the face of an angel and a heart full of courage. To her family, she is the vision of obedient perfection. But she dares to want that which she has been told can never be hers. 

Becoming Calder is the story of good versus evil, fear versus bravery, and the truth that the light of love has always found its way into even the darkest of places... From the beginning of time, to the end of the world.

THIS IS THE FIRST PART IN A TWO-PART SIGN OF LOVE SERIES INSPIRED BY AQUARIUS. THE SECOND PART, FINDING EDEN, WILL RELEASE SIMULTANEOUSLY. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Pre-order links:

Becoming Calder - Amazon * Amazon UK

I received a copy from Mia Sheridan in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: WOW! I think by now it must be pretty clear how much I loved Mia Sheridan's previous book Archer's Voice (read review here)?! It remains my only 5 Star review of the year! I was slightly nervous before starting Becoming Calder because I was concerned it wouldn't be able to compete with Archer's Voice. I shouldn't have worried because Becoming Calder is a fab read and a wonderful and heartbreaking story!

The book is simply beautiful and incredibly different. Becoming Calder was not at all what I was expecting but was wonderful to read. There's something about Sheridan's writing which always seems to stir up every conceivable emotion and feeling.

I know very little about the subjects covered and it's easy to be judgemental of the characters. BUT Sheridan handles the topics with such sensitivity, that although Calder and Eden's is very different from anything I'm ever like likely to experience, I never judged them.

At its core Becoming Calder is a love story. Calder and Eden are star-crossed, unique and forbidden. With every moment of sadness there was overwhelming hope and positivity. Sheridan highlights the dangers of powerful individuals and how when people are desperate for happiness they can often be lead down a destructive path. Calder and Eden have to fight for their love and to rise above expectations. Destiny is a tricky beast when you have little chance of controlling it.

I'm definitely far more sentimental than I thought. At certain points I was almost terrified of reading on because I kept waiting for something terrible to happen. It may seem like I'm being really vague, but the honest truth is I don't want to spoil any of this fantastic story for you. 

I laughed, cried, shouted and gasped reading their story and was ready to hit something when I finished it. Becoming Calder is due to be released on 5th Oct and Sheridan has taken the remarkable step of releasing the next part of their story Finding Eden on the same day. This means you won't have to wait at all to see what happens to these unique characters. I imagine Finding Eden will be very different from Becoming Calder and I cannot wait to see what happens next!

4.5 Stars in my Sky!

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