Author: Laura Kreitzer
Read by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 10hrs. 35 minutes
Release Date: November 16th 2012
Review Source: Revolution Publishing
I wrote a review for the book a while back, but I recently had the pleasure to listen to the audiobook and wanted to write a review for that as well.
Gabriella's past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn't given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her.I fell in love with Laura's writing after reading Shadow of the Sun, but I realized why I did all over again after listening to the audiobook. There's just something about hearing a story read aloud that brings it to life and I felt that here.
As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won't see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.
The narrator, Tavia Gilbert, really seemed to capture who each of the characters were, especially Gabriella, and brought something a bit more to them with each of their voices. It's difficult to change accents and switch pitches, but she did it flawlessly. It was fun and even more exciting to delve back into this amazing world.
Now that I've heard Shadow of the Sun read aloud, I can't wait for the others to be on audiobook and I'm even more excited for the final book in the series. Thank you to Laura and Revolution Publishing for this opportunity!