Wednesday, February 6, 2013
REVIEW: The Lamp by Stephanie Jackson
Title: The Lamp
Author: Stephanie Jackson
Published Date: Dec 17, 2012
Publisher: SOS Publishing
Copy provided by: author
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: 4 stars
Synsopsis: What can happen when you let the Genie out of the lamp? It may not be what you think. Ellie loves her friends and antiques. She even opened her own little antique shop, Timeless Treasures, when she graduated college. Little did she know that her love of antiques would introduce her to a supernatural being…a Jinn who possesses the most powerful object ever sent to Earth; King Solomon’s ring. Not only did she just discover that the supernatural actually existed, but now she finds that she must make a decision as to whether or not to embark on a dangerous adventure that could cost her her very life, and just as she finds the love of her life, Matthaus. Will she make the right decision before it’s too late to stop Iblis from claiming Solomon’s ring and enslaving the world of humans for all eternity?
My review: I'd like to thank the author for being so patient, and for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Originally I came across the author's work in her book When Angels Fall. This is a continuation of that world. The writing is just as good as before, and I really enjoyed reading it. Ellie is a lot less whiny than I would be. I think I would invent a new level of whining if I had to walk 20+ miles across a desert. There's hot, and then there's desert hot, and I don't think I'd do well with it.
Ellie and Matthaus make a cute couple and you can't help but root for them the entire time. I was a little disappointed with the last battle scene, after all, the angels had to step in and help. But the ending was good, and I can't wait to read the next book in this world.