For avid student Olivia Murdoch, life on the Estilorian plane is filled with wondrous adventure. Every lesson about her new existence is both exciting and challenging. Along with her sisters, she embraces this non-human half of herself.
Helping with her lessons is her
Gloresti, James. Teacher, scholar and distractingly attractive, James
takes on his roles of Olivia’s guide and protector with equal
dedication. As he learns the human emotions that Estilorians no longer
experience, he starts to see Olivia as much more than just an assigned
The physically weakest of her sisters, Olivia trains
hard to learn things that no typical human classroom can impart. When
they travel to “Central,” the Estilorian base, she comes to understand
why she must become strong enough to defend herself. She and her sisters
Not all Estilorians welcome them. In fact, more than one would see them dead.
Okay... So I finished reading Becoming in just a couple days and
immediately bought Central because I HAD to find out what happened!
Central was the perfect continuation to Becoming. Once again Miss Raine
takes us into the Estilorian world where we learn more about the
sisters. We learn more about Gabriel and his fellow Gloresti
(haawwwwwwwt) warriors and the other Estilorians.
predominantly through the perspective of the middle sister, Olivia,
which was nice. I relate to her most being the down-to-earth book nerd
type. Olivia is strong in her own way, but not like her sisters. Amber
is the fighter, Skye is the light when all is dark, and Olivia is really
almost like the heart. Much to my geekish pleasure the girls learn more
about their abilities and how to fight back, to defend themselves in
Central. Nothing gets me pumped up more than girls kicking some major
bootay, and they do their share. Girl Power!
There is also some
evil lurking and the sisters fall prey to those who are not so keen on
the sisters being on their plane. The Mercesti are downright dirty and
their leader, Grolkinei, will stop at nothing to get his creepy hands on
Again Central is full of the romance of Becoming and you
find yourself falling hard for the Gloresti warriors sworn to protect the
Daughters. Caleb (Skye's Gloresti) is a rock that crumbles under the
power of Skye's persistent sass. James (Olivia's Gloresti) is just
beyond words to me. He is strong, capable, fiercely protective, yet
absolutely clueless on how to properly express himself to Oilvia. Love
him! Want to put James in my pocket and take him home.
Did it rock my world? Fo sho! I give Central a 7.8 on my Richter scale.