Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Review: Inhale

Inhale (Just Breathe, #1)Inhale by Kendall Grey (Just Breath #1)


Strangers in reality, inseparable in dreams…

After years of suffocating under her boss’s scrutiny, whale biologist Zoe Morgan finally lands a job as director of a tagging project in Hervey Bay, Australia. Success Down Under all but guarantees her the promotion of a lifetime, and Zoe won’t let anything—or anyone—stand in her way. Not the whale voices she suddenly hears in her head, not the ex who won’t take no for an answer, and especially not the gorgeous figment of her imagination who keeps saving her from the fiery hell of her dreams.

Gavin Cassidy hasn’t been called to help a human Wyldling in over a year, which is fine by him. Still blaming himself for the death of his partner, he keeps the guilt at bay by indulging in every excess his rock star persona affords. That is, until he’s summoned to protect Zoe from hungry Fyre Elementals and learns his new charge is the key to restoring order in the dying Dreaming. He never expects to fall for the feisty Dr. Morgan…nor does he realize he may have to sacrifice the woman he loves to save an entire country.

I am impressed. I found this little gem for under an Euro at amazon and I can definitely recommend it. Oh and all the earning go towards a good cause, so: save the whales! :P First of all full disclosure: I read book 1 and 2 already so my review might be colored by my feelings of book two. But that shouldn't be a problem, because both were equally good. (What a surprise, many sequels suck.) But the first one was a bit more impressing.

Inhale is build around the four elements, which look like humans but , well, aren't. Humans have all four elements inside them and the Sentinels, who are responsible for keeping the balance and keeping elementals out of humanities dreams, are capable of using these elements. The reason elements are not allowed into our dreams are, that they (even if they have only good intentions) are dangerous and can influence humans through their dreams so much we could go crazy or even die.

I was a bit frustrated with Zoe not realising her dreams are real-ish and not just her unconscious trying to tell her things - but how many of us would think our dreams are real and not feel like we go cray-zay? Also, I loved the dynamic between her real self and her dream self. She let's herself go in her own mind, but her career-oriented mind and social conventions make her act differently in real life. This was good, it made me believe in her and the story. Perfect was simply perfect. I'm in love. I got a thing for tattoos and tats that move and glow and whirl would be a-w-e-s-o-m-e!

Whats-her-face, the fire elemental who is stalking our Mr.Perfect is a maniac, but a believable one. As believable as Manson or a suicide bomber. You know they exist, you just never meet one before. (Hopefully) Gosh I can't wait for her to get dipped into the river styx and see her sizzle out of existence. (Wow, I like that sentence.)

So, what are you waiting for? Buy that book!


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