To say Leath is traveling light is an understatement. She’s only bringing three things on her trip. One is a silver heart locket — a gift from her long time best friend turned boyfriend, Victor Santana. Next is a wedding token in the shape of a J, from James Turner. And of course, she’s packing her pistol. That’s it. She knows that when she leaves Woodvine, even her own mother may not remember her in the shifted reality that will be left behind. Bringing anything else would be pointless. But she’s driven now, by something that eclipses everything else, something she just got back: her memories. And now that she remembers James — she won’t stop searching until she finds him.
A fast-paced fantasy romance with rich characters and immersive story-telling, Searching is the second book in the Fading series by award-winning author Cindy Cipriano.
Spoiler Alert! Searching is book two in the Fading Series. Yes you must read Fading (Book 1) to first to know what is truly going on, but it is so worth every second of it. Which tells you that I have already read and reviewed Fading. After Fading I (somewhat patiently – yes this is me) waited for Searching to be released. Then life got so busy on me that I didn’t get to read it right away. Well last night I picked it up. I honestly thought I was going to have to reread Fading to refresh my mind of the story line. I was wrong. After just the first couple pages I was rushed back into Leath’s world.
Cindy Cipriano has created a world that is so strong and vivid you want to delve into and stay. Her characters are all complex and strong. I’ll be honest most books I can generally tell where things are going long before it happens and Searching was NOT one of those books. Cipriano kept me on my toes with her twists and turns. It was like a beautiful dance that I just couldn’t stop watching and wanting to learn more.
Leath has been left behind in her world but she wants to be with James in his world so badly. So she follows him, against his wishes. James had been banished from Judaculla for returning without his mate, Leath. When Leath finally is able to stumble her way into his world she shocked to find that not only does he not remember her, but his is living on the Fringe. Although, he doesn’t remember her the pull of their love is so strong he can’t help but want to be near her even though he never wanted her in his world. I know that sounds so odd but in his world women are not always loved by their mates, they are often treated as nothing more than a possession. James had been trying to save Leath from that as a life.
Ever saves Leath from being caught on the Fringe after a (well I can’t quite tell you that but just know you want to know). Thrust back into her world Leath just wants to get back to her love, James. Yet, when given the choice what will she decide?
Meet the new character that Cindy introduces us to Knox. So much changes in Searching that you will be begging Cindy Cipriano for Book 3, I know I am.