Thursday, October 9, 2014

Review - The Salvation of Daniel by DH Sidebottom

An Angel visited me three times in my life. I would like to say that I deserved each visit, but we all know, I didn’t; in fact far from it. 
I didn’t even deserve to see the sun rise the day after I first saw Mae, an angel amongst the chaos of Satan who resided inside me. Her wide beautiful smile eclipsed everything else around me. I selfishly took that smile and I created a screaming hell with it. I took her dreams and I sculptured nightmares from them. 

The first time I was given a piece of Mae’s soul, death took it away and through the years that followed, I was only ever granted it twice again. 

The second was the day I met our daughter, the reflection of her mother. Annie was the angel formed from the sins of my own soul. Yet her light drown my dark, her smile broke my anger and her innocence massacred my past. 

The third time… well that is what you are about to witness. The third, and final piece granted was the last card played, the closing hand dealt. The definitive roll of the dice and the conclusion to my story. 
Would my angel grant me redemption against the sins I indulged, even in loving her? Was life and death the deliverance of resolution? And did my butterfly, soaring with the wings of an angel, award me forgiveness? 

I’m sure many of you will interpret this story in your own way, each of you as in Mae’s death, experiencing either a happy ever after, or an ending without hope or escape. And I have no doubt that you will all see the end to my own story in many different ways. But whichever way you go for, I, myself, know that I was granted the ending I feel I deserve. I earned. 

I am Daniel Shepherd, and this is the story of my Salvation

Release date- October 15

Sav's 5 Star Review

*This is a book 2 in the series. Book 1 The Decimation of Mae MUST BE READ FIRST*

So, it's no secret that when I'm in the mood for a dark romance or mindf*ck that I always turn to DH Sidebottom. She has this raw talent of pulling you in and making you hate a character then suddenly before you realize it, you have completely fallen in love with the one person you never thought was lovable. She makes the unlovable, lovable. She can twist dark to light in the absolute blink of an eye. She is a master manipulator but in the greatest of ways.

The Decimation of Mae was a story that profoundly struck me to the core. Every page was a punch to the gut. Every chapter revealed a fear that I didn't know I could possess. It was a heart wrenching story that left me breathless and sobbing at 2 am. 

This book picks up 2 years after the death of Mae. Now Daniel was a tough character for me. In Mae, I hated him, but I also loved him. We played a game of tug of war for a bit but love definitely won out. I fell in love with a monster. 

In this book, him raising his and Mae's daughter, I expected him to be.... a better man. I expected so much but you see, the master manipulator threw me for a loop when this book was the exact opposite from what I ever expected. All the feels came back. I got angry, I looveeed seeing him as a father, I was tossed around like a rag doll and I came out whole in the end. This is definitely a series that I highly recommend if you like them dark. This series will infiltrate your mind and your heart and you will never forget the decimation of Mae and the salvation of Daniel. Of that I am certain! 

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