Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Griffin’s Treasure

Title: Griffin’s Treasure
Author: Lynne Connolly
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60737-967-6
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal Shape-shifter
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Goddess Minx

Josh Friedland is concerned about his younger brother Laurie, who has been missing for four months. They are both stars on an International soccer team. They have also lived secret lives as griffin shape-shifters and they work for Department 57 as covert operatives. Businessman George Skeffington purchases the team and asks Laurie to visit him, who disappears after he’s there for a few days. Josh has always has a connection with his brother and knows that he is not dead, just missing. He suspects that Skeffington is involved somehow, and when Skeffington’s stepdaughter is asked to keep an eye on Josh, his theory is confirmed.

All Chana wants to do is to get away from her stepfather, moving on to start a new life completely. She has been used since she was twelve years old and needs her freedom to live on her own. There is only one person who has shown her more attention and love but she is not so trusting of Josh’s intentions.

Griffin’s Treasure is as great a story as the other books I have read in this Department 57 series. I am very excited to finally learn more about Josh, the griffin, being that I love griffins. I learn more each time I read one of the books and the secondary characters add a special touch, along with a show of unity among the group of Talents.

Ms. Connolly’s paranormal stories are spellbinding, suspenseful and have kept me more focused on each story until the end, wondering what would happen next. It is truly a surprise for me when I learned what was going on in the mind of the stepfather, who turned out to be a heartless villain. He didn’t even care who he hurt or killed to gain his goals and regardless of what he wanted, some of them were beyond his reach.

Josh and Chana proved to have more of a bond than they both suspected. As the days progressed with them spending time together, more of the truth came out behind their motives for working together against her stepfather. Josh used his bad boy appearance to the public but behind the scenes, he is a sweetheart finding his way through life. Chana learns so much about herself and she’s upset when she find out a few things have been kept from her. I really liked her because she never gave up on being a free soul.

This is an enjoyable book, and I hope it leaves you wanting to learn more about the Department 57 characters as I do.

No comments: