Review: Out In Blue by Sarah Gilman

Posted 6 August, 2011 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 5 Comments

Out in Blue by Sarah Gilman
Series: Return to Sanctuary #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published by: Entangled Publishing on July 27, 2011
Format: eARC
Pages: 352
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In a violent world where fallen archangels are hunted for their valuable plumage, Wren knows one thing for certain: the human woman who saved him from a poacher attack will die if she stays with him. The demon responsible for his parents' gruesome deaths two decades ago pines for the chance to rip apart any woman who stands under Wren's wing.

Wren doesn't expect Ginger to stay by his side once she discovers his ability to drain life with a mere touch, yet she lingers. When an unusual talent of her own reveals the location of Wren's father, Wren's isolated world implodes. With the help of the demon protectors he's sworn never to trust again, Wren risks everything to rescue his father, confront the demon who stalks his and Ginger's every step, and claim his eternity with the most courageous woman he's ever known.

Must-Read Angels and Demons like you’ve never seen them before!

Living in seclusion in a world where angels are hunted by poachers for their feathers, Wren has managed to evade not only the evil hunters but the demon who betrayed and murdered his parents when he was just a child. He trusts only himself, but when a woman risks her own safety to warn him of the poachers out to hurt him and saves his life when they attack, Wren is faced with trusting Ginger, the human who risked her life for him. Raised by a demon, Guardians of the Archangels, Ginger knows a great deal regarding angels, but nothing could prepare her for the turn of events that follow when she follows her heart and allows an angel into her life.

Angels are usually the protectors and revered by humans in books but the author has put a twist to her story that you don’t see coming. In OUT IN BLUE, the roles are dramatically changed, angels are seen as monsters, demons are their protectors and humans are the true villains. This is not your usual good vs. evil plot; I found this world and how the author explores the dark side of humanity that we sometimes try to avoid absolutely fascinating.

The characters in the book all have deep emotions and complex pasts that are revealed throughout the story and make it easy to establish a connection with. Their stories touch you in a way you want to find out more about them individually, this even includes the villains. Gin and Wren have powerful chemistry from their first encounter that goes beyond the physical. Their romance seems to develop quickly but as you’re reading you realize these two are the closest thing to soul mates if such a thing does indeed exist. There are a few love scenes between Wren and Gin that heat things up but always in a tasteful manner that leave the rest up to the imagination. Usually, I’d be upset there wasn’t enough “action” between the two main characters but that’s not the case in this book, their emotional story is enough to engage the reader.

OUT IN BLUE is an exceptional surprise! It’s tame enough to fall under a young adult novel but has the masterful writing of an adult paranormal romance. The story immerses you into the author’s alluring world and into the action from the first pages and makes it hard to put down! The secrets revealed and unexpected twists will keep you from guessing how the story ends. Filled with action, suspense and romance, OUT IN BLUE is a unique take on the much explored angel and demon theme that will enthrall you with its emotion and element of surprise!


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