#Review: Destruction

ddddddDestruction (The December People #1) by Sharon Bayliss

Published: April 14th 2014
: Curiosity Quills Press
Paperback: 250 pages
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
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Next: Watch Me Burn (The December People #2)
Source: Received from the author for an honest review
Buy: — Kindle Edition


Eleven years ago, David’s secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without. – Goodreads

My Thoughts:

What a book! And what a concept!! This book starts off with David finding out his long-lost children are still alive. His wife knows nothing about his past indiscretions, but she finds out quickly enough when he brings his two teenage children home. Not only have they lost their mother, but they have been abused for years. This makes for a very tense home-life, especially because he also has children with his wife.

The family dynamics, and the way David traverses all these mines is so intriguing. I found myself feeling so bad for all the characters and really getting pulled into the story head first. I was distracted by the way David was trying to keep everyone together and at the same time getting to know his long-lost children, that I didn’t see the next part of the book coming. And that part, I would prefer not to talk about. Because, that is what made the book. It went from something so real and heartfelt to something that was incorporated so masterfully that I didn’t even realize what was happening until I was smack dab in the middle of this amazingly crafted plot!! All I can say is if you are a fantasy lover, then this is the kind of book you have been waiting for.

The characters were fantastic. They were rich and so real. The story took my breath away and left me wanting to talk to someone who has also read the book. I can’t wait to see what the second book in the series holds!

Do yourself a favor. Don’t read the summary of this book and get a copy asap! This was and is one of the best review books I have every had the pleasure of reading.

Favorite Quote:

“The darkness was the foundation that everything else was built on. The garden where the universe grew. The simplest, most basic thing in existence. And it was spectacular.”


This got a 9/10 from me.