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Illuminate-Alive, She Cried: Talisa Santiago Series (Volume 2)
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This is a tale of coming of age, but not in the sense of what we usually would assume that entails. There are no sock hops, no endless nights of homework, no proms.
Talisa's is a tale of coming of age not only in this world, but in many worlds, in many realities that only true seekers will ever come to know.
This granddaughter of a desert shaman has friends, three dear and close ones who are shifters; three who learned quite early that more exists than is perceived normally by those who only walk in one world.
Having been taken from the desert by her mother, Talisa has lived in a number of places. When she moves to the water, she begins to understand her spiritual connection to it. It is there she meets Jag, Miguel, and Dakota. Miguel's music is a constant in the story as are his dreadlocks and his continued criticism of Talisa's untamed emotional turmoil regarding Jag and Dakota. Can you carry the baby of one who has a wandering eye, is emotionally hormone directed and fall in love with his best friend, who because of their early childhood experiences, feels what he feels?
Trouble brews for Talisa by the water and the three take her high into the mountains into a Native America sacred place to keep her safe, to assist her in her journey to self. Yet here, as in all places, there are expectations of her, rules for her abound and finally it is realized that she needs to spend time totally alone; needs to spend time to be with herself without outside interference, static, rules, expectations.Read more ›
Author: Jamie Haden
Publisher: Great Minds Think Aloud Publishing.
SYNPOSIS: Seventeen-year-old Talisa Santiago is the granddaughter of a shaman and going between two worldly dimensions is something she realizes she is destined to do; however, what she doesn't really count on is what fate has in store for her. After surviving the first hurricane of the season on the island where she lives, Talisa learns her life is in grave danger. She must retreat immediately to live with a secretive clan of Indians on a remote reservation deep within the Great Smokey Mountains. Her blood brothers, three shifters who have the desires of both man and animal surround her, promising everlasting friendship and protection. However, the majestic mountains hold many secrets and danger lurks in the night. And Talisa falls prey to the evil tricksters that want her dead, she unleashes an untamed passion that may get them all killed.
When I opened this book I was a little confused, everything was kind of fast paced. It wasn't bad, I was just confused for the first couple of chapters
But it cleared up after that. The storyline is something I haven't read before, and it was refreshing. This book had myths and legends, paranormal, romance and suspense, plus a wicked love triangle. Which by the way pissed me off, the only thing in the book that did. I found myself wanting to beat the two main female characters with a stick. So all in all this story was engaging and exciting, I can't wait till the second book is out.
I give this book four****stars. It just was kind of confussing in the beginning.
* Talisa- The main character, is a confussed seventeen-year-old who can't chose a boyfriend.Read more ›
Jamie Haden did a great job building her characters and story lines. Talisa and her mother lived on Silence Island, NC. A category one hurricane hits the island and leaves a big mess behind. But Talisa has more to deal with than that. She is pregnant and danger just lurks around the corner.
A very suspenseful novel by Jamie Haden. I need to find Spirit Seeker and read that one.