Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Life Sentence (Paranormal Detectives #3) by Lily Luchesi

30345601This review was written by: B and C
Received: Ebook from Author
Publication Date of Book: Aug. 2, 2016
Stars: 5/5

Official Summary:
She can fight evil, but can she fight the darkness in her own blood?

After the disastrous events with Miranda have subsided, Danny and Angelica have to adjust to a new kind of life at the Paranormal Investigative Division.

Fiona is still on the loose, and she has all of Hell on her side.  Danny begins to enhance his psychic abilities with the help of a soul just like his.  Angelica is caught between a rock and a very dark place.

Can their love survive these new trials, or will the past tear them apart?

Our Thoughts:
Have you ever read a series where you're completely floored by the constant progress of it? Before delving into Life Sentence, we took the liberty of rereading Stake-Out and Miranda's Rights as a quick refresher, instantly transitioning into the newest release in the Paranormal Detectives series immediately after.  While doing so, besides cementing our love for this series, we realized just how unbelievably far these books have come in just three installments!  Luchesi amplified her skills in every way possible, creating an impeccable third publication to a series we will forever cherish. With additional, fresh characters, challenging struggles that have yet to be faced, even more heart-pounding action, and thought-provoking themes not touched upon by Luchesi in her previous two novels, this book will surely blow your socks off!  Each time we read one of her books, she is able to astonish us with constant improvement and overall writing performance.  This is an author who knows how to hone and cultivate her skills!  The book community better watch out for this one!!!

When Miranda's Rights ended, we find Danny in a particularly hard place as he tries to decide whether or not to let comatose Angelica go forever.  Of course, he has another choice of bringing her back to life by allowing the doctors to turn her into a full blooded vampire, which Angie has always been hesitant of fully giving into.  Unwilling to let her go, though, he agrees to reanimate her, knowing full well that she will no longer be half human.  When Angelica comes to, she more than struggles as she tries to come to terms with her new desire for blood and violence naturally brought upon by her transformation.  A constant battle is going on inside of her that is not always controllable, especially when she's around those she loves.  As a result, Angie believes that she is a monster and pushes Danny away right when they start to find themselves again.  This was hard to watch unfold, especially because we saw just how purely  Danny loves and cherishes her.  However, these circumstances allowed Luchesi to explore something sincerely beautiful.  We all have our demons inside of us, and sometimes the monster comes out, but there is so much more to a person than that.  Danny understood this to his very core, sticking behind Angelica through thick and thin even when she insisted on shutting him out.  He saw the wonder that she undeniably was and the beauty intrinsically sowed into her very being.  He encouraged the kindness he knew Angelica thought she had personally lost, seeing the good inside of her when she was too stuck in the dark to see it for herself.  His love was willing to barrel through any obstacle. Therefore, his character was our absolute favorite!  (He definitely deserves to be on everyone's Top 10 Boyfriends list!  He has such a swoon worthy devotion to Angelica!)

Each time a new Paranormal Detectives novel comes out, there is an added complexity to it.  In this one, Luchesi delved into Daniel's psychic abilities.  As a result, we were able to witness a great deal of flashbacks, which happen to be B's favorite parts!  The sudden fallback into another's past hits home just how complex people can be and how deeply they can change and either mutate into something twisted or better themselves in a positive way.  Nobody's past is safe or predicable in these books!  Brighton and Mark were also wonderful additions to the story.  We're so happy to see such diversity in the work of young authors today and appreciate the dynamic that these two brought to the story!  The initial love that Mark showed when Brighton showed up at the PID headquarters in America was precious, and Brighton's attitude and comments toward Danny when they first met were absolutely hilarious!

Overall, we absolutely can't wait for Paranormal Detectives number four!  As always, we'll be sitting on the edge of our seats in apprehension in order to discover what the talented Lily Luchesi will have in store for us next!!!

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