BOOK TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Dark Migration by Sandra R. Campbell
by Sandra R. Campbell
Butterfly Harvest Series, Book Two
Seanna Raines is on a journey of self-discovery. Only her search does not include college applications or finding a cool summer job. After killing Samuel Bolvayne, the ‘man’ she fears and loves, Seanna is not looking for who she is, but rather what she will become.
Samuel spent countless lifetimes trying to forge a companion like himself, but his previous attempts were considered failures. Until Seanna. She is his first true success… and his ultimate undoing. Now, without Samuel to guide her, Seanna is lost. To survive, she needs to find out what her transformation means: super strength, the ability to smell human emotions, and an ever-increasing need to devour human souls. Seanna travels to Samuel’s earthly homeland, along the coast of South Africa, in search of answers. Here, she encounters several of his failed experiments, who claim to know the truth. These abominations lead her into a sinister world of chaos and destruction, where the birthplace of evil is revealed.
Seanna clings to the last piece of her humanity while struggling to accept her feelings for Samuel and what she has done to him. Just as Seanna embraces her fate, she is forced to choose between life as an immortal with the one she loves or sacrifice it all to save a world that does not deserve saving.
MY THOUGHTS: 3 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
Seanna is having a hard time adjusting to her new supernatural status. Even though her family was not ideal, they are gone now and all she has left are the voices of their souls crying out in her head. Seanna begins a struggle to find out more about what she’s become, and if there’s anything she can so to change it.
Although this book is supposed to be a stand alone, I feel like I would have had a very hard time understanding what was going on if I hadn’t read the book before it in the series, Butterfly Harvest. Dark Migration picks up immediately where Butterfly Harvest left off, and to me it didn’t give too many clues about what happened in the first book.
I like Seanna, though I think at times she is a bit immature. She is basically a good person, and with the background of abuse she had, she could have turned out very different. I can’t imagine going through everything she’s been through and staying strong, though she does have her moments of weakness.
I also really liked that Gordon became something of a father figure for Seanna, who hadn’t really experienced a comforting male presence in her life. The way she bonded with her surrogate family was also quite touching.
Dark Migration contains a supernatural idea that I have never seen before in a book, and that’s something very hard to do in the literary world. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to experience something original.
About the Author
Sandra R. Campbell lives along the tranquil waters of the Chesapeake Bay with her new husband and weight challenged cat. She can trace her passion for the macabre back to reading Edgar Allen Poe as a child, with her pet crow, Big Fellow, by her side. She has since submerged herself in a wide range of dark literature. An avid thrill seeker, Sandra is always looking for her next big adrenaline rush, and when spelunking, climbing, diving and monster hunting fails to deliver, she turns to the creation of through-the-rabbit-hole worlds and sends her characters on their own adventures. Her first NA paranormal thriller, Butterfly Harvest, was published in September 2010. Sandra also writes children’s stories, is an active member of the Maryland Writers’ Association and the head of a MWA critique group.