Book Review: Servants Of The Storm by Delilah S. Dawson

Servants Of The Storm
Author: Delilah S. Dawson
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Released: August 5, 2014
Review Source: Simon Pulse

A year ago Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction — and taking the life of Dovey's best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her.

But recently she's started to believe she's seeing things that can't be real ... including Carly at their favorite cafe. Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills. And the world that opens up to her is unlike anything she could have imagined.

As Dovey slips deeper into the shadowy corners of Savannah — where the dark and horrifying secrets lurk — she learns that the storm that destroyed her city and stole her friend was much more than a force of nature. And now the sinister beings truly responsible are out to finish what they started.

Dovey's running out of time and torn between two paths. Will she trust her childhood friend Baker, who can't see the threatening darkness but promises to never give up on Dovey and Carly? Or will she plot with the sexy stranger, Isaac, who offers all the answers — for a price? Soon Dovey realizes that the danger closing in has little to do with Carly ... and everything to do with Dovey herself

Dovey has lost her one best friend Carly thanks to hurricane Josephine. Little to Dovey's knowledge there's a whole other explanation for this hurricane other than Mother Nature.  After finding out a year later that demons truly do exist she has to figure out how to save her best friends soul and possibly her own. A book about friendship and the lengths a person will go to in order to save their best friend.

Following Dovey on this journey was an interesting story, but it wasn't quite as good as I was hoping it would be. The writing was compelling and I wanted to learn so much more about the demons and everything that was going on around town, but I felt confined by Dovey-and only learned what Dovey wanted to learn. That was the most frustrating part of this book. You fall in love with Isaac as the story goes on, and slowly hope Dovey chooses Baker although you can tell it's a hard decision to make between the two. But then the end comes sooner than you think, with an ending that doesn't leave you too happy. Unsure of how the story ended or what actually just happened, I almost want there to be a sequel just to have my unanswered questions answered.

This book is one that I feel people with peculiar tastes won't enjoy. This book can have readers teetering on the edge of loving it completely, or hating it fully, and a lot of readers don't enjoy that feeling. I wanted so badly to completely love it but for me and my expectations it fell short. So I wouldn't recommend this book to many people, but if it sounds like an interesting story give it a shot.


  1. Oh I've had my share of books that end so abruptly that I'm just like: WHAT? It's FINISHED ALREADY?! so many questions are left unanswered that it's borderline frustrating!
    Book Maniac Reviews

  2. I read this a couple months ago and my thoughts were kinda on track with yours. I liked it but didn't at the same time. I rated it 3 stars.


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