Thursday, June 5, 2014

Review: Destruction, by B.C Burgess

After nearly losing her hero, Layla Callaway vows to never be without him again, but when she learns the fate of humanity may rest on her shoulders, her world is turned upside down.

Quin Kavanagh thought dying would be the hardest challenge he’d face while fighting for love, but that was before he learned Layla’s purpose is bigger than him. When heavenly revelations come to light, he’s forced to question everything he knows while facing the loss of everything he loves.

The Enemy
The Dark Guild craves the power of the Underworld and has the knowledge to release it, but before they can tear the veil, they must destroy the witch sent by the Heavens to protect it.

Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they'll find themselves invested in Layla's fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery tale.

5 out of 5 stars

As with all of BC Burgess’ books Destruction picks up right where we left our favorite couple at the end of Retribution.  Relieved Argo and his threats were eliminated, grateful Quin’s life was spared yet anxious and nervous for his and Layla’s future together.  Would they be able to weather another storm and how would the news of their untraditional bonding affect the nature their relationship?

Destruction completely surprised me, but in the best way possible.  I had prepared myself for heartbreak, a small part of me thought maybe just maybe our couple would momentarily go their separate ways.  Fortunately, BC Burgess took this story in another direction all together.  Yes, my heart did break, and yes I was shocked, but honestly I never saw the storyline of this book coming.

BC Burgess quickly sets up the next impending threat, challenges our couple and leave us for a short while with with a Quin like we’ve never seen before.  I truly appreciated seeing this side of him.  Putting Quin into a situation which highlights his greatest weakness and forces him to once and for all deal with his self-doubt in deserving Layla, allows us to remember that while Quin may seem perfect, he’s still just a regular guy, madly  in love with a woman he doesn’t feel he deserves.  Looking back I think it was necessary for Quin to struggle, because in the end it forced him to really grow as a character and we were left with a stronger, more confident and even more appreciative man.

The biggest surprise for me with this installment however was all the joy and happiness which filled the pages.  For me, book 5, was truly the calm before the storm.  I enjoyed watching Quin and Layla experience so much happiness and seeing such wonderful, beautiful memories being made.  It was as though they were just a normal man and woman experiencing and taking advantage of all life has to offer.

Of course all good things must come to an end and the dangers surrounding Layla continued to lurk, simply waiting for the perfect moment to bring destruction back into their lives.  So prepare yourself because when it comes, it takes a piece of Quin and Layla with it, that I’m not sure we’ll ever get back.

Well done BC Burgess!  Another perfect installment in an incredible roller coaster of a journey.  

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