I received the following book from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Satellite on May 13, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: The Author
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Grant Bradley has just one little thing standing in the way of his happiness: Death.
Grant just learned he was never meant to survive cancer or live happily ever after with his fiancée, Tate; he was destined to be a Satellite before he was born. Needless to say, being a glorified guardian angel for someone he doesn't know is as unnerving as the Utopian surroundings of Progression. To make matters worse, Grant's mentor, Willow, has as many hokey comments as she has tattoos and an annoying habit of withholding pertinent information.
Grant, wanting nothing more than to be with Tate, refuses to believe this is his destiny. So when the word spreads about how quickly he is excelling, Grant chalks it up to Willow's merciless training. She tries to kill him, after all—or whatever the equivalent of death after death is. Grant can't deny that, physically, he seems to be advancing much faster than his peers, but the secrets he's keeping prove otherwise. One secret in particular, the most dangerous, must stay hidden at all costs; if anyone discovers he's found a way back to Tate, his chances of protecting her will be destroyed. Maintaining this connection will cost Grant more than he could ever imagine.
Written with a style that appeals to young men and women alike, Satellite: The Satellite Trilogy, Part I has the broad likability that will reach any fans of the sci-fi, fantasy genre's recent outings. With an exciting new fantasy world that the 2012 ABNA calls "captivating," this novel also delivers what the ABNA describes as "an epic love story." Inspired by the idea that everything happens for a reason and that even the most tragic of deaths can be instrumental in forming the future of the living, this novel delivers surprising depth behind its charming exterior. Grant's epic journey is full of plot twists, witty banter, fantastic new worlds, and unrequited love that will keep readers engaged from cover to cover.
I was instantly intrigued by this book, it sounded like it had a nice, unique premise and upon reading the book I wasn’t disappointed. You find yourself really intrigued by the characters, Grant especially, as you go through the motions with him. The author’s writing style was very straight forward, so I can’t really say it was poetic so much as a clearly and concisely written.
You feel really sorry for Grant. He is given what many would see as a great gift in the afterlife, but he is so focused on mourning his lost life with Tate that he just can’t see it. He is, however, a natural at what is now his calling and that in and of itself completely made the book for me – it was so interesting seeing this afterlife style world and the author did a fantastic job conveying it. For those in the market for a good paranormal who like to read from the guy’s point of view once in a while. I definitely recommend.