Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sink (Cold Mark #2) by Scarlett Dawn ~ Review

Sink (Cold Mark, #2)Source: e-ARC copy provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Sink (Cold Mark #2) by Scarlett Dawn

The second installment to the bestselling Cold Mark serial launches withSink, where fear and willpower battle from within…

Braita Valorn’s pampered existence with the Plumas of the west was cut short by her own hand. Being their Soul only complicates matters as she hides inside their enemy’s territory. Danger lurks, and Braita’s lack of knowledge of the planet, Triaz, is now abundantly clear.

Braita’s only strength against the deadly Mian is the blessed sun that lights the day hours.

On a mission to find her best friend, Jax, she must infiltrate the Crank Pit, a brutal complex where Mian enter, only to leave absent a heartbeat. Nothing transpires as planned. Braita’s reckless behavior lands her right into her adversaries’ custody—the Plumas of the east. Will Braita find the answers she’s been searching for…or will she sink further into a sensual world she never thought possible?


While I'm not usually the biggest fan of serials, I gave Fall a shot. Why? Because I think Scarlett Dawn's the bomb diggity. Her books are awesome and I always enjoy them so much. So I wasn't going to leave one series out because of the small fact that it was a serial. I NEED some SD books in my life, you know? So I read Fall and really enjoyed it. Was left wanting to read more, so I obviously picked up Sink when I had the free time to do so. (Schoooool. It's killing me, y'all.) Just like Fall, I highly enjoyed Sink. I had little issues here and there, but overall the book was pretty darn good.

Braita's still a smart, solid chick like she was in book 1. Not much changed there, but I was quickly reminded of how much I liked being in her head. She can be impulsive, but that can be forgiven fairly easily. We bumped into her best friend Jax again, too, and I must say that I am more of a fan of him now. I don't like him more than Braita's Vaq (both of which I think Braita needs to sit down and hear them out), but I do see why she's so attached to him as a friend. 

We don't have much of Leo and Malik in this one. I missed them greatly. I feel kind of bad. I see where Braita feels like it's hard to trust them now, but I don't see why she won't even listen to them explain. They're all obviously important to each other, and I would have liked very much to have gotten to know them better in this installment. Instead, we jump into a relationship forming with the Plumas of the east. 

I didn't expect that relationship to spark. I don't really like it too much. I thought her Vaq were kind of great in the first book, so to see her cozying up to another pair was odd. I do think it'd be great to learn more about these guys, though. They don't seem terrible. More time spent with them, I think I could really like them. But I need more TIME. We got a taste of the Plumas of the west in book 1, and then a taste of the Plumas of the east in book 2. I side with the west right now, because I liked them bunches and they're the ones I'm most intrigued with right now. I hope things work out with them. That'd be seriously awesome. But I fear after the way Sink ended, things aren't going to work out the way I'm hoping. But we'll see.

There wasn't a lot of big things happening in this book, but there was a lot of information given that was needed. And it wasn't told in a way that made the whole story boring, which was great and a sign of Scarlett Dawn's magnificent writing. I didn't feel like this book was one big info-dump. The info given was dispersed in a way that was amusing and the opposite of boring. I still didn't get explanations I was looking for about the world, things that confused me in book 1, but there was clarification about how the whole Vaq thing works and whatnot. Usefull stuff to know. All of the was mixed in with some new advancements in the plot--such as the possible relationship with the Plumas of the east. 

Overall, this series as a whole is shaping up to be amazing. I wish so hard that I didn't have to wait until February for the next book, but I suspect that it'll be worth the wait. Sink was a great second installment to an interesting series that I'm enjoying so much. I seriously cannot wait for book 3!

4 stars - An interesting second installment to an amazing series!

1 comment:

  1. I am not a fan of serials, either but I so love these installments. The world building is fantastic. I love the character development as well. Jax's relationship in SINK had my eyebrows lifted in a good way. I also wish there were more pages to each portion and the waiting is very hard. However, Scarlett's writing is superb. I will just have to continue my re-reads when I want to remind myself how very worthwhile the wait is.