BOOK TOUR REVIEW: Black Satin by Rae Hachton
by Rae Hachton
Pretty in Black Series, Book 2
What if you weren’t who you thought you were?
What if your whole life changed in an instant and you were released to a new identity?
What if you were forced to kill the one you love?
What if everything you knew wasn’t real, and you awaken to a new world?
What if love could take you to unknown places? How beautiful is death really?
Marcus Marble has disappeared from Ellie’s life, and she needs answers to questions and he’s the only one who can answer them. How is her sister back from the dead, and why is Ellie still alive? When Ellie realizes Marcus isn’t coming back, she is forced to move on with her life the best way she can, in hopes of finding the answers herself, but when people at school begin to be viciously murdered, and Giles reveals to her a life changing secret, she decides to investigate the possible truth of it. What she discovers is more than she thought she would. The only time Ellie feels normal is when she’s around Walter, the new guy at school. And normal is how she wants to feel, now that Marcus is gone from her life. But Walter may not be all that he seems, either, and she just might spiral in to an even more dark world, she never thought possible. And when it occurs to her that Marcus has made the decision to pass on through to the afterlife, during the Risorgimento, she races against time to stop him, while knowing she has feelings for Walter, too.
Will she make it in time to stop Marcus from passing through, and if she does, what will she tell Walter? Her heart will have to make the final decision. But will the choice be worth dying for?
Ellie has discovered that there’s more than one force in the world that really wants her dead. And on top of that, she’s lost Marcus–he’s simply disappeared without telling her where he was going or why. But, Ellie does have her sister and mom back. She has a hot new guy at school, Walter, who’s also competing for her affections.
When Ellie learns the truth about who she really is, she has to decide which half of her destiny she will embrace. Can she be a hunter, and kill the one man she is in love with? Or will she join him in death as an Evermore?
I went into this book hoping it would answer some of the questions that went unanswered in the end of Pretty in Black. And it did…kind of.
As it turned out, Ellie was granted one wish by Marcus (don’t ask me how), and she wished to have her sister alive and her family back together…so that’s what happened there. I’m still not too clear on how he made it happen. But, a couple of people, including Ellie’s ex-boyfriend Declan and her ex-BFF Madison, remember that Darcy is supposed to be dead. So, not everything is going smoothly in that facet.
I also found out the deal with the blond guy, Paul, who talked to Ellie in the previous book. It turns out that he’s a pretty bad guy. But I don’t understand his role in the story at all. His story arc could have been completely left out, in my opinion, because I’m not sure at all what it contributed to the book as a whole.
Ellie and Walter has a weird, tumultuous relationship–but for the record, I am on Team Walter. This book in particular started to smack of Twilight a bit too much for me. A girl falls in love with her best guy friend after her boyfriend disappears? Yeah…there’s even an old Native American man who tells Ellie a story of how his people, the wolves, used to hunt “the cold ones.”
In any event–this book was not BAD, it just wasn’t particularly stellar to me. I enjoyed towards the end when Ellie started FINALLY using some of her hunter skills and actually fighting for herself. Once again, this book left me with a lot of loose ends…which means I may have to read the next in the series to find out if they get tied up.
About the Author
Rae Hachton [pronounced H-ton] is the nom de plume of author Desirae Hennington. She is the Indie Author of the Gothic Romance series Pretty in Black. She is twenty-three years old and lives with her Muse and her Ghost. When she is not composing new novels, she is working on her cinematography studies, and devouring YA books. Her favorite band is The Raveonettes, and she is a major fan of Edgar Allan Poe and Ravens and Crows. Although she is writing Gothic Fiction at the moment, her favorite genre of all time is Contemporary YA. Favorite contemporary book: tie between Forever by Judy Blume and the Summer I turned Pretty series by Jenny Han. Favorite author: David Levithan. If Rae Hachton wasn’t writing, she’d give it one last shot at being kewl, and probably start a band.