Friday, 22 June 2012

BaSatai - Suzan Battah

BaSatai: Outside In - Suzan Battah 

About the book:
Seventeen year old, Armani Radnelaq a full blooded BaSatai is plagued by a curse in her blood. A curse created from hate and designed to break the divide between two parallel worlds of Earth and H-trae when Armani's blood is spilled in attack and she dies.

S'teuqoubs have been travelling back and forth across the divide for centuries without trouble. The BaSatai and Guardians monitoring activity and enforcing rules to ensure peace and harmony but if the divide splits and opens, a much greater number of supernatural S’teuqoubs will filter into earth destroying equilibrium which the BaSatai and Guardians will be unable to control. Humanity and the BaSatai will suffer and perish. The parallel divide must remain secure at all costs.

Armani has remained hidden on earth with her adopted father Elijah since her birth. She has been raised in the human way and fights her natural instinct to evolve into a BaSatai. The BaSatai in her requires her to evolve and shift, use her powers and strength. Yet Armani is freaked out by the need to shift. She smokes, has a bad attitude, must deal with aggressive bullies and control her natural BaSatai instinct. Her Guardian with BaSatai Warriors are coming for her. She refuses to accept her fate and doesn't believe any BaSatai should die to protect her.

The blood curse maturing in her veins makes her a target for her enemies. Her Guardian Karhl and an elite BasSatai Warrior Rafael are the first to arrive and prepare her for her crossing over. Her attraction to Rafael complicates her purpose to stay on earth even more. They both insist she fall into line and follow their lead but she is not ready to leave earth just yet...


My Review:
First of all i was hooked on this book from the very start, reading my way through it and not wanting to put it down. With an amazing story-line and even better characters there is something for everyone to take away from this book. I loved Armani with her self doubt and struggles at coming to terms with who she is and what she is expected to do, her interaction with Karhl as the relationship forms between them is well written and believable. With Rafael wanting to get closer to her it builds tension between the three main players, but this only adds to the story-line and makes you want to read on and find out more. What will happen in the growing bonds between them, will Armani come to terms with who and what she is and will they ever manage to deal with what is happening around them. Overall i loved the tangled web that Suzan has weaved for her characters, bringing not only the story to life but the whole world is written in such a way you really want to be there and experience it for yourself. I would recommend this book firstly to Paranormal readers and young adults, but i feel that anyone who want's to try something new or just wants an excellent read should go and check out this book and others by this author. 

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