Book Review: Savannah Sacrifice by Danica Winters

Savannah Sacrifice by Danica WintersTitle: Savannah Sacrifice
Series: Nymph, Book 4
Author: Danica Winters
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Sensuality Rating: Sensual
Source: review copy provided by publisher
Published: June 9, 2014 by Crimson Romance

Answers she must find . . . A truth that he can’t escape . . . And ghosts up to no good...

Being a demi-god has its privileges. For young nymph Starling Jackson, it means the gift of seduction and, more than that, near immortality. Yet when her life is filled with spirits, forever may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

With the help of her bodyguard, Jasper Gray, and secret books left to her by her late mother’s friend, she may have found the answer to all of her problems. But first, they must find a way to locate the books in their enemy’s hotbed, all while staying safe and, most importantly, without falling in love.

In the battles between the head and the heart and enemies and friends, Starling and Jasper will need to face tough battles, and even tougher consequences. Do they have the strength together and apart to withstand Savannah’s underground spirit world?

Reviewed By: Babs

In a Nutshell: This story did not really work for me. I had issues with several elements of the story.

Why I Read This Book: This story is set in Savannah, Georgia, one of my favorite cities. I also like paranormal romance.

What I Liked: I read a lot of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Nymphs are new to me, especially as a main character.

I think the author tried to make Savannah a character in the book like some of my favorite paranormal romance and urban fantasy books do. I think Faith Hunter does a fabulous (and better) job of making New Orleans a character in the Jane Yellowrock series. This story had the obligatory scenes in Bonaventure Cemetery and at the fountain in Forsythe Park.

What I Didn’t Like: In my opinion Starling had way too many abilities. She was a shifter and a nymph and clairvoyant. And not yet 19 years old. It was just a little much for me. I think it kept me from really getting into the world the author built and into the story.

Also, Jasper is supposed to be some expert bodyguard at 23. I couldn’t get my brain to go there. Even if he was former military I can’t imagine he’d have the skills needed at 23 to be the one his boss would send to protect a supposedly important asset. And I don’t remember any mention of extensive training at an early age or anything like that.

Starling and Jasper seem way too young. She’s almost 19 and he’s 23. I definitely sensed their age, lack of life experience throughout the story. The whole story felt immature to me.

Overall Impression: Below average read for me. Characters, story just didn’t work. I didn’t get a sense of depth of the characters. It all seemed superficial, just skimming the surface. I needed more emotion, more explanation of why Starling and Jasper were doing certain things.

Bab’s Rating:
2 Frogs

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