Monday, February 11, 2013
Sanctum by Sarah Fine
Released: October 16th 2012 (first released October 1st 20120
Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing
Series:Guards Of The Shadowlands, Book One
Page Amount: 450 Kindle Edition
Source: Kindle Library Loaner
" “My plan: Get into the city. Get Nadia. Find a way out. Simple.”
A week ago, seventeen-year-old Lela Santos’s best friend, Nadia, killed herself. Today, thanks to a farewell ritual gone awry, Lela is standing in paradise, looking upon a vast gated city in the distance—hell. No one willingly walks through the Suicide Gates, into a place smothered in darkness and infested with depraved creatures. But Lela isn’t just anyone—she’s determined to save her best friend’s soul, even if it means sacrificing her eternal afterlife.
As Lela struggles to find Nadia, she’s captured by the Guards, enormous, not-quite-human creatures that patrol the dark city’s endless streets. Their all-too-human leader, Malachi, is unlike them in every way except one: his deadly efficiency. When he meets Lela, Malachi forms his own plan: get her out of the city, even if it means she must leave Nadia behind. Malachi knows something Lela doesn’t—the dark city isn’t the worst place Lela could end up, and he will stop at nothing to keep her from that fate."
- From Goodreads.com
Sanctum takes you on a hellish roller coaster of emotions from the start. Lela who has grown up in the foster care system, believed no one would love or want touch, until she is taken to a place you go if you commit suicide meets the dangerous yet kind Malachi. She is proven wrong. I love every moment in this world Sarah created. I look forward to the sequel, see where Lela and Malachi end up next.
5/5 stars, happy reading, Ashley