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Black Satin (Pretty in Black #2)
by Rae Hachton
Published May 28, 2012 by Teen Pulse
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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?
My Thoughts: After reading the first book in Rae Hachton's Pretty in Black series, I was looking forward to finding out what was going on with Ellie and Marcus Marble "swoon." Black Satin starts out with Marcus Marble's point of view. It was very interesting to find out some of the history that takes place before Ellie and Marcus' first encounter in Pretty in Black. We also get to find out more about Nevermore and some of the other characters that we were introduced to in the first book. Marcus has been threatened by the evil Jillian, who told him that if he doesn't give Ellie up and pass through to the other side at the Risorgimento, that she would murder her, because Ellie is a Corvidae hunter and destined to kill Evermores. In order to protect Ellie, Marcus agrees to leave, but he doesn't leave Ellie unprotected......enter the totally hot, funny, and swoon worthy Mr. Wagner.
The book then switches to Ellie's point of view. Ellie is happy to have her family back, but she is very distraught over Marcus' disappearance and is determined to find him. She ends up meeting with Giles and we get to find out a great deal more about the Corvidae hunters. She also meets Walter, a new hot guy that is going to her school that she is attracted due, but she is conflicted about her feelings because she loves Marcus. Ellie also finds out some things about herself and who she really is that she didn't know, which are extremely important and explain a great deal. Her quest to find Marcus leads her into the land of Naught and the world of the Goyls, where she meets some very interesting creatures/friends, who help to train her to fight. Her feelings for Walter are growing stronger, yet she is still in love with Marcus. Ellie has to make a very difficult decision, but who and what will she choose.
Black Satin continues where Pretty in Black leaves off. It is a dark Gothic paranormal romance filled with all kinds of mythological creatures and places. Rae Hachton introduced us to the the world of the Evermores and the land of Nevermore in Pretty in Black, and we get to meet the Goyls and visit the Land of Naught in Black Satin. We also find out that Ellie is a kick-butt heroine. I am looking forward to finding out what we will be introduced to in the third book of the series, Raven in the Grave. Rae Hachton has created and world filled with dark fantasy, Gothic romance, and all kinds of imaginative creatures. The book is fast paced and keeps your attention. The Pretty in Black Series was really the first dark Gothic romance I have read, and I found it very interesting and enjoyable. If you enjoy this genre, then you will enjoy Black Satin, and if your curious about this genre, then this is a great series to check out.
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.