Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Review: Becoming Calder by Author Mia Sheridan

Title: Becoming Calder
Author: Mia Sheridan
Release Date: October 5, 2014
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.

Look out world because Mia Sheridan is on a roll!! What is her talent you ask? Mia's talent is the ability to create Adonis like men that women swoon over! My husband says thank you by the way, lol!

First came Leo, the brave lion. Second came Archer, the compassionate, sweet, loving, caring, irresistible, silent boy. Third came Carson, the fierce sex god, and now Calder!!

Calder, Calder, Calder!!

Calder is compassionate, strong, loyal, selfless, endearing, and beautiful from the inside out. Calder is the type of man that wears his heart on his sleeve and once you make your way to his heart, you will forever have his trust and loyalty. Calder's loyalty is so committed, that he will die trying to protect the people he loves.

I must say that my favorite trait about Calder is that he is not vain. Perhaps it is Calder's lifestyle that made him the way he is? Calder never had the opportunity to take advantage of what he had because he was only entitled to the basic "natural" necessities, therefore greed did not exist. Living at Acadia as a water bearer, you practically have no identity unless you are a part of the council. In Acadia, you are just an individual executing a role that must be completed in order to keep everything in harmony. At this point Calder was not living, he was simply surviving. Work, eat, sleep, repeat....that was Calder's life until Eden arrived.

Eden is a pure, kind hearted, loving, compassionate heroine. I feel that Eden gave Calder a reason to believe that life had more to offer. Eden awoke a part of Calder that I believe he didn't know existed at the time. Most importantly, Eden helped, guided, and influenced Calder to become the person he was destined to be, hence the title, Becoming Calder. Eden evoked feelings that Calder never experienced until she gave him a reason to embrace them. One feeling in particular that Eden awoke within Calder was love.

Together Eden and Calder learned what love is.
What is love?
Love is a morning glory.
Love is a butterscotch candy.
Love is a smooth, shiny pebble.

But what happens when such a love is forbidden even though that love seems destined by the Gods?
Love becomes strength.
Love becomes sacrifices.
Love becomes a battle.
Love becomes survival.

In Becoming Calder you will experience love being put to the test. In the end, you will see just how much the power of love can conquer. Does love really conquer all even if its challenged by evil? Ultimately, Becoming Calder signifies a journey of self discovery, love, and striving to overcome a battle against evil in order to live the life that you are destined to.

All in all, Becoming Calder is an amazing novel that I would highly recommend anyone to read!

*ARC provided by the author for an honest review.*
Becoming Calder & Finding Eden Book Trailer
Purchase Links for Becoming Calder (Coming 10/5/14)
Purchase Links for Finding Eden will be posted on 10/5/14!
Finding Eden
About the Author
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Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.
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1 comment:

  1. Great review! I recently read Archer's Voice and loved it. Is this one paranormal?