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From the New York Times bestselling author of Archer's Voice. Becoming Calder is the first part in a two-part romance series. The conclusion, Finding Eden, is available now.There is a place in modern day America with no electricity, no plumbing, and no modern conveniences. In this place, there is no room for dreams, no space for self-expression, and no tolerance for ambition.In this place, there is a boy with the body of a god and the heart of a warrior. He is strong and faithful and serves his family honorably. But he dares to dream of more.In this place, there is a girl with the face of an angel and a heart full of courage. To her family, she is the vision of obedient perfection. But she dares to want that which she has been told can never be hers.Becoming Calder is the story of good versus evil, fear versus bravery, and the truth that the light of love has always found its way into even the darkest of places . . . From the beginning of time, to the end of the world.THIS IS THE FIRST PART IN A TWO-PART SIGN OF LOVE SERIES INSPIRED BY AQUARIUS. THE SECOND PART, FINDING EDEN, IS AVAILABLE NOW. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and graphic sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18
This book started off really slow. I had to keep checking to make sure it was a Mia Sheridan book because I wasn’t engaging. About 40% in and I got hooked and then it was just angst filled.
Stories featuring cults often require world building and character development, but once it hits the stride, it was so difficult to stop.
The characters Eden, Calder and Xander were so fascinating that their plight was causing me stress. I didn’t even realize when I had gotten sucked in until I was finished my audio at 5:21am.
I was so hopeful for them because I was moved by their courage and desire for more. There is always a couple of people in a cult who see beyond the veil and then fight for freedom. These 3 were those rebels and I was rooting for their success.
I wish I had more information on the prophet Hector and his group of oppressors Elders. The abuse of power, enjoyment of crushing hopes, self-esteem and ultimately spirits was disheartening. But I would have appreciated more background to their journey to becoming abusers.
This book ended in a cliff hanger and I will jump into the next shortly. Maybe that audio will have some answers as to why Hector unraveled etc.