Silver Dew by Suzi Davis is the continuation of the story of Grace and Sebastian, first started in Amber Frost (my review) which are both part of The Lost Magic series. It is a Young Adult paranormal novel but I’m definitely not young and both novels really appealed to me. I really loved Amber Frost and Silver Dew is just a fantastic sequel to it! Silver Dew moves at a faster pace than Amber Frost and had me turning the pages quickly while praying everything was going to turn out alright for Grace and Sebastian who I’ve come to really like.
At the end of Amber Frost Grace had learned that she, in fact, possesses great power, a power that comes from thousands of years ago. Sebastian is now remembering memories that have been locked away in the recesses of his mind for thousands of years. Grace is frightened by this magical power she seems to have and has a hard time figuring out just how it should be used. She knows that the answers lie in the tattoos that Sebastian has but her mind just won’t yet remember what these intricate patterns mean.
Sebastian and Grace have had to flee as they are being hunted down by The Others. The Others possess their own magical powers and they sure aren’t out to do any good with them especially towards Sebastian and Grace. As they run, they begin to discover more and more things about the past – their past lives- that threatens to undo all they have together today. This begins a harrowing journey to where it all began in Ireland and back to a time when ancient magic ruled the land and the people … back to a time when Grace was Caoillin and one of the most powerful priestesses in existence and Sebastian was Seamus, the normal boy she fell in love with.
I really like Sebastian and Grace and I love how the author weaves a love story in her tale without it overwhelming the story. The love between Grace and Sebastian is a pure and enduring love yet Grace wonders if they would still love each other if they didn’t have this past connection. Would they have met? Would they have fallen in love? Well that unfolds in the pages of the book and it’s quite the journey. Suzi Davis writes in such a vivid and descriptive way that you, very often, find yourself feeling like you’re living in the pages of the book. You’re feeling the emotions of Grace and Sebastian and you’re seeing the landscapes and the ancient ruins and it’s all very fascinating and well worth reading! My only complaint is I think this was the end of the line for this series and I still want more!
I loved both Silver Dew and the first book Amber Frost although I have to admit that Silver Dew kept me on the edge of my seat a lot more. Amber Frost was more of a build up to this novel but that doesn’t take away from it all – it was great too. Silver Dew could stand on it’s own but really I think that you would get so much more from the whole story by reading Amber Frost first. Both of these books come highly recommended if you enjoy a good paranormal novel and a sweet romantic love story.
Source: Review copy provided by the author via publicist. No compensation was received for this review and all opinions are solely my own.