Fractured Legacy (Darkness Bound #1) by Skye Callahan
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Skye Callahan and Black Firefly
Source: ARC for Tour
Kaylyn Anderson's fascination with abandoned places and dark creatures kindled her work as a paranormal investigator. But when dreams begin to distort reality, she questions what is real and pulls away from everyone she trusts. The opportunity to investigate the Teague Hotel--a long-abandoned landmark that has always piqued her curiosity--provides a chance to redeem herself. Unraveling the hotel's secrets won't be easy, but Kaylyn soon finds herself the target of a dark entity that has been trapped in the building for decades.
If Kaylyn stands any chance of defeating the spirit, she'll have to accept that her fears are real and convince fellow investigators that she hasn't lost her mind.
Fractured Legacy is an intriguing, fun mystery surrounding the world of paranormal investigators. Kaylyn and Cole Anderson are sisters who spend their lives looking for all that goes bump in the night. Only lately, Kaylyn's been off her game. Crippled by recent personal strain and vivid nightmares, she's barely staying afloat. To top it off, the sisters have a new boss, Jonah Troyer, who's determined to run a tighter ship - and might just have it out for Kaylyn. But work is the least of her problems when a dangerous entity sets its sights on her. Now she may be lucky to survive at all.
The mystery of Kaylyn's connection to the Teague hotel will keep you absorbed until the very end. The investigation holds all the satisfaction of binge-watching a ghost-hunting show (for me, this is a lot!) without the need for skepticism. I may be a wimp (almost definitely, really), but the tension of the investigation was huge at times. I was on the edge of my seat and couldn't stand to put it down.
But my favorite part of the story was watching the progression of Kaylyn and Jonah's relationship. What started off as down right antagonistic became something that opened them both up. They look out for each other and make great allies through all of the craziness going on surrounding the Teague.
The only disappointment in the story was that it felt a little rushed at times. It's not a long book, so the wrap-up was kind of abrupt and left me with a lot of questions.
If you're looking for a spooky mystery read, look no further! I'm definitely interested to see what Skye has next for this series!
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I’ve been coming up with stories for as long as I can remember, and in elementary school I began writing them all down. Ghosts and vampires, have always been my favorite beings to write about. Maybe it was growing up with a grandma who always told me about how she’d always rush home to watch Dark Shadows, and growing up reading and watching anything paranormal that I could find.
When I’m not spending time with the voices in my head, I work in business consulting and hang out with my husband and all of our furry family members.