Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sunroper by Natalie J. Damschroder

Title: Sunroper
Author: Natalie J. Damschroder
Series: Goddess Rising

Marley Canton is done being a victim. A year and a half has passed since she discovered her ability to nullify power in those who aren’t supposed to have it. She’s now on a quest not only to stop the brats who’ve become addicted to goddess power, but also to find the source of their addiction.

Like Marley, Gage Samargo is tracking down the goddess who went rogue decades ago. Insane with too much power from the sun, she’s selling that energy to Gage’s younger brother and his friends, who are no longer content to come into power naturally. While they work to find a way to neutralize the goddess, Marley discovers that every time she nullifies someone, she takes on some of the goddess’s insanity.

Gage falls for Marley’s sharp wit and intense desire to right wrongs. But once he discovers she’s turning into her enemy, is it too late to back away?

I loved the character of Marley in this book. She showed such strength while dealing with what happened to her previously. Her capacity for forgiveness rivals most characters in books, especially when we learn who she is working with and why.

She has a unique ability after being leeched: she is able to nullify power. She describes it as a void inside of her that can take the poisonous energy. However that poisonous energy has to go somewhere. Even unknown to Marley at the time.

Gage was no slacker either. He was torn between wanting to protect Marley and wanting to help her to help his brother. In the end he realized that helping Marley would help his brother. Gage was fantastic in this story. Gage is a family man, and puts his family and those he cares about above everything else. Frankly he is the type of guy you want on your side.

Marley is reserved from her relationship with Gage for one reason: She is slowly slipping into insanity. Every person she nulls, leaves a bit of insanity inside her head. Pretty soon she is fighting to tell reality from fantasy. After Gage's past, she doesn't want to subject him to the insanity.

I enjoyed reading this book from cover to cover. I could not put it down! I am now going to buy every other Goddess Rising book I can find!

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