Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Rebellion by Stacey Wallace Benefiel

Publishing Information:
Title – Rebellion: The Outer Territory (Day of Sacrifice Stories #2)
Author – Stacey Wallace Benefiel
Publisher – no information (self published)
Date Published - 2011
# of pages – no information (approx. 16, 506 words)

Genres & Themes: Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Supernatural, Sacrifice, Rebellion

GoodReads – 18 Ratings, 4.28 Average Rating
Amazon.com – 4 Reviews, 4.0 Average Rating

Plot Summary:
Cara needs something to live for.
Abel just needs to keep her alive.
As members of the newly formed rebellion against the Gods, Cara and Abel have their parts to play: she is a skilled healer and he is the Guardian put in charge of her protection. Or is it the other way around?


* This is the second book in a series of novellas sold in ebook format

* Due to language and sexual situations, it is intended for adult readers. – Amazon product description.

What I thought:

This book is chaos! Rebellions are chaotic and SW Benefiel just simply made me feel the chaos. There is so much going on here. People are running around everywhere doing their own thing, there are attacks, mini-battles, information recon, injuries and death, new characters galore, and I can’t forget the love affairs. There are vampires, and witches, and guardians (Oh my!). There is just so much going on, so many storylines I wanted to follow but couldn’t because I was being dragged in other directions by the narrator. For a book about paranormals and supernaturals the rebellion chaos felt really realistic. Almost too realistic though because it did become at times kind of hard for me to follow.

As far as the romantic element goes, the introduction of Abel as well as the return of Cara, is a welcome change. I did like Flora and Julian in Day of Sacrifice: The Prophecy. However, Cara and Abel’s story just feels more grown up and I feel more comfortable with that. Cara is such a fascinating character too. Having been the parent of someone who was recently sacrificed we as readers get a unique point of view not available from the others. Her pain and regret are evident and we are able to see that not every parent is heartless in their endeavors. Because of the sacrifice she is also able to help in more clandestine ways and this makes for a great side story.

So would I change anything if I were the writer? I think I would have Flora and Julian in the story just a little more. They were the main characters in Day of Sacrifice: The Prophecy. They didn’t need to be the main characters in this one. However, I did keep wondering where they were and what they were doing. We did get glimpses of them. But because of the chaos of everything happening with the rebellion making my head spin a little, it didn’t feel like quite enough.

An interesting series with a unique point of view, I’m sure to keep reading and find out what happens next.

Recommended to: Paranormal romance fans

Where you can purchase this book:
Amazon Kindle – $1.00
Smashwords - $1.00

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  1. Thanks for the great review! Dormant should be a little more calm...before all hell breaks loose in the next installment. :)

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  3. You're welcome. Oh that sounds good :D

    (Ha ha...my deleted comment was due to a silly spelling mistake. Sorry about that!)


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