by Shannon K. Butcher

November 2010
ISBN: 978-0-451-23237-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback

Now that Nika has come out of her coma, the only goal she has is to rescue her sister from the Synestryn. The psychic link between them is growing weaker, and Nika fears that Tori will soon die if she cannot escape the evil beings. The problem is, no one believes Tori is still alive, not even Nika's sister Andra. So she will do it by herself.

Madoc left the sanctuary at Dabyr for one reason to keep his distance from Nika. She did not activate the luceria when he was near her, so she cannot be his mate. The feelings he has for her will not help. He must keep away from her so that her true mate can be found.

Nika is stubborn and determined to rescue her sister. Madoc is equally determined to keep her safe. This clash of wills drives the plot of Living Nightmare, the third book in the Sentinel Wars series by Shannon K. Butcher.

Filled with action and lots of emotion, this novel will take readers on a thrilling ride. For me, the story is drifting just a bit too close to sci-fi than urban fantasy for comfort, and I am not sure I will continue to read the series. All those insectoid Synestryn and their desire to mate with human women is frankly disgusting. I was not happy to see the novel move in that direction. Other subplots seem contrived to explain characters in the story and I was happier just accepting them as evil. Now that I know why they became evil is really too much information.

Reviewed in November 2010 by Paula.

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