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Exhale by Kendall Grey
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Aug 04, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy
Read in July, 2012

Another creative tale from a very talented author who paints such vivid word portraits that one can almost smell the salty air and hear the waves. The conflict between the Elementals continues to threaten those in the real world even as the romance between Zoe and Gavin struggles to blossom. The villains are a little two-dimensional but there are interesting subthemes weaving through the tale, including Zoe’s struggle with her handicap of dyslexia. There is a lovely description of something called Songlines which “map out the past, present, and future of every sentient being...the lines of the past are already laid, but the present and future ones can shift without notice.” The story is not quite as gripping as the first in the series but it is an enjoyable read nonetheless and I look forward to reading the final novel in this imaginative trilogy.

“Exhale” by Kendall Grey is the exciting sequel to her debut novel, “Inhale”. This is the second title in her ‘Just Breathe’ trilogy which follows a cetacean researcher named Dr. Zoe Morgan who has become enmeshed in a mysterious world that is split into Realis and Dreaming. Gavin Cassidy is learning the ropes as a newly elevated Guardian even as he attempts to deal with his attraction to, and need to protect, Zoe. The discovery that Zoe’s powers will be essential for communicating with one of the Archelemental candidates make her even more of a target and her driving need to continue her research while advancing her career compels her to reject Gavin’s advances. Unfortunately, that is not going to reduce the danger to her and Gavin is going to have to find a way to juggle his responsibilities AND find a way to follow his heart.

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