Author: Delilah S. Dawson
Published by: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
A year ago Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction — and taking the life of Dovey's best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her.
But recently she's started to believe she's seeing things that can't be real ... including Carly at their favorite cafe. Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills. And the world that opens up to her is unlike anything she could have imagined.
As Dovey slips deeper into the shadowy corners of Savannah — where the dark and horrifying secrets lurk — she learns that the storm that destroyed her city and stole her friend was much more than a force of nature. And now the sinister beings truly responsible are out to finish what they started.
Dovey's running out of time and torn between two paths. Will she trust her childhood friend Baker, who can't see the threatening darkness but promises to never give up on Dovey and Carly? Or will she plot with the sexy stranger, Isaac, who offers all the answers — for a price? Soon Dovey realizes that the danger closing in has little to do with Carly ... and everything to do with Dovey herself.
So. Servants of the Storm. Not exactly what I had expected. I was expecting a creepfest of a story, but that wasn’t really the case. And the ending. Grr.
Here’s the thing, I did like the book to an extent. It had that something that made me want to keep reading, but it didn’t elicit any real feelings. It didn’t get my blood pumping with anticipation or anything like that. It just … was.
The characters were good, but will be easily forgotten. I didn’t necessarily dislike any of them or anything; they just don’t stand out.
Now, the part that did get my blood pumping, but for the wrong reasons, was the ending. What. The. F@%k.
There are two ways to look at the ending:
- The reader is left with some serious questions. I can kind of see how it could be an open-ending, but there are still too many questions that makes it more frustrating than anything. And honestly, that takes away from most positive feelings I had up until that point.
- View Spoiler »The chick is actually crazy and everything really was in her head. To tell you the truth, when I think of it that way, I like the story a lot more. « Hide Spoiler
Oh, wait, there is possibly a 3rd option. I read this thinking it was a standalone, and apparently it is at this point. Honestly, that fact played a big part in my decision to read this. As I read, I even kept thinking to myself that it better not be or turn into a series; I want one good book with closure. But once I experienced the ending, I was confused… is this a series or not? So I did some investigating, because I was so incredibly frustrated that I needed to put my mind at ease and know what was up.
What I discovered was there might possibly be a second book in the future with answers. Soooo, I guess we’re purposely left hanging without the knowledge that there might be a second book that would clear things up? I just … I can’t. I’m almost positive that if I had known going into it that this would be a series (that’s still not guaranteed), I would’ve been a lot more understanding and cool with it. Maybe not actually read the next book, but still be okay with the ending.
Listen, I am going to choose to go with option #2 and be done with it. This is just my ending and way of looking at it so that it’s a little more bearable to me.