Almost one year ago, a Mage attacked Silver and changed the course of her destiny.
Immortals exist, and now she is one of them.
Within the dark and supernatural city of Cognito, Silver is living under the watchful eye of her Ghuardian and dating her mortal enemy. Neither man can protect her from a dark secret, one buried within the contents of a box. As rival factions struggle to gain control, she finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old feud that threatens to drive a wedge between her and Logan Cross, the man who intends to seduce her.
In an explosive turn of events, one life is saved and another is forever altered. Can Silver trust those around her, or are they hiding a dark secret of their own?
I have been anticipating the release of Impulse for months and the wait was well worth it! Impulse is Dannika Dark’s third installment in the Mageri series and it’s just a brilliant as the previous two! In Impulse, the reader is provided with a lot of character development, some back stories and, lets not forget, a couple of new and exciting characters.
In book 2, Twist, we were left wondering where the relationship between Logan and Silver was headed. *Mini Spoiler Alert* Hold on to your e-readers. They DO take it to the next level! Uh, and I will leave it at that *wink wink*. I have to say, I wasn’t totally sold on Logan in book 2. I mean, towards the end he was starting to win me over but I wasn’t convinced. Well, book 3 did it. I’m sold! I’m all about team Logan! Ms. Dark does a fantastic job of writing the über alpha male, but one that also has a sweet, gentle and caring side. Okay that’s a very dorky and Fabio-ish way for me to phrase it so I will add by saying, his character is written in such a fashion that it isn’t cheesy nor eye roll worthy,… no way Jose. Just believe me when I say, she wrote the perfect man when she created Logan.
Silver does a lot of soul searching and growing in this book. As a reader we get a little more back story into her human past. The family dynamics and relationship with her Mother sheds a little light on her spit-fire personality. We can understand why she is mouthy and guarded, why she keeps everyone at a distance. It was a real sad glimpse into her past and I hope her character gets some more closure in the books to come. Don’t get me wrong, I do love it that Silver speaks her mind and I hope she doesn’t lose that. Her character cracks me up and I had many a LOL moment. My two favorite scenes in the book were the Gathering and the scene where Silver confronts Justus in the parking lot. It’s brilliant because it’s all stuff we wish we could say to people in real life when we confront them. Who knows, perhaps you are the type that gives a good mouthy retort? However, I for one am not thus, I get to live vicariously through Silver when she pops off her one liners. I have a feeling Ms. Dark has and older brother judging by her snappy comebacks, to men especially.
Another character that got some more page time was Justus. We didn’t see a whole lot of Justus in book 2 so I was excited to see he had more of a pivotal role in Impulse. And, oh my is his back story ever so heart breaking. Again, this was another huge character developing moment for us readers. We get to see that Justus and Silver aren’t so different. They both have huge barriers, albeit they stem from different sources, but they are both guarded beings that won’t let anyone get too close. I won’t spoil what Justus’ deal is but let me tell you, it’s a flippen Greek tragedy.
I absolutely adore the Breed world Dannika Dark has created. It’s creative and different with a life of its own. I love that it’s a little world hidden in plain sight, right under the noses of regular human beings. If you love Urban Fantasy then this is Urban Fantasy at it’s finest! Ms. Dark is so talented, I have yet to be disappointed, bored or lack-luster about any of her work thus far.
5 Stars for Impulse. Keep-em coming Danni!