Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Book Review: Evolution: SAGE

Evolution: SAGE

By:  Starla Huchton

Publish Date:  May 6, 2014

Format:  eARC

Genre:  Science Fiction Romance - Superheroes!

Series:  2nd in Evolution series; 1st book ~ Evolution: ANGEL

Recommendation:  WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!? Maybe the third book to come out. You love romance? Suprheroes? YOU NEED THESE!

Devastated by her choices, Candace Bristol is on the brink of losing it all: her mind, her hope, everything she thought she was.

But from the ruins rises new purpose. An enemy has emerged and it will take everything to combat this new threat. Broken as she is, picking up the pieces and carrying on might be the hardest battle to win, but it's either fight, or lose what little she has left.

Amongst the wreckage, hope still burns. The flicker of a flame kindles something within her she thought was dead.

Love can break you.

So, too, can it bring you back to life.

Purchase At:
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**I beta read this book for the author.

My Thoughts and Summary:
Candace is empty, of tears and more. She feels hollow inside after what happened in Evolution: ANGEL, what she had to do. Her friends and colleagues have been staying with her, trying to break through her sadness. Then Jackson s finally roped into staying with her. His harsh words hit home. Coming around Candace is assigned the wayward member of her team, to train and hone his skills. What Candace fins in him is not what she expected but maybe is what she needs.

The beginning tugged at my heart strings, seeing Candace this way. Remembering with her what we've lost. She did right and she is right. But there was more there with him too. I know Candace is strong and determined, she will pull through although changed and a bit wiser to the ways of the supers' world. With Candace in this state, I start to wonder what the higher ups do with super "heroes" in the condition, or worse, that don't pull out of it.

Everything at the compound goes on as usual. Training continues and grows with each superheroes powers. Candace learns new ways to use her power and control of water. She becomes more powerful as water is everywhere, even the human body. Some of her team are now scared of her. Candace must prove she's worthy, to herself and others.

We get to go on a ride-along out on a field call. Candace sees the seriousness and danger of field missions first hand. We get a view of an 'unstable' super. Now we start to wonder where they come from.

Candace is struggling to find her equilibrium. She is trying to see the way of the supers in the world. How do can they perform their jobs, which comes to killing, while saving innocents. She struggles with morel questions in her mind. And with doing so, we see a whole other side, an opposite to the ANGEL project, out there.

*fan girl time*
Jackson? Jackson! There is more to this firey man than we could have imagined. Oh is there more... *sigh* I was falling for him and his antics in ANGEL, now. I LOVE him! LOL. I love his fire and snark with Candace. These two banter back and forth with the best of them. Yet there this a growing relationship. Jackson is strong and one to need a strong counterpart. Candace fits that to the T.

I'm impressed with Starla's ability to take me from enjoying and falling for Jackson as a hot snarky man and his quick clips to absolutely loving him and feeling he's perfect for the role he slips into. Wow.

I am in love. This series is something new and refreshing with superheroes in action. It is a romance read, but one that is different than any other and at the top of my must have list. We get all elements with Starla at the pen; romance, action, and a depth to a story that we didn't see coming. The end will have you starving for the third and final Evolution book.


  1. Thanks for sharing this great review! :)

    1. Thank you Debbie Haupt. I have fallen in love with this series and characters. lol.

  2. LOL! I so want to read it so I can fangirl as well! :D Love those moments. I do need more superhero reads!

    1. Melissa (B&T) Ooooh, you will LOOOOVE these. I just know it. And, just a reminder, Jackson is MINE! LOL!!!

  3. Great review, I'll have to add this to my TBR list!

  4. New and refreshing is always good with me. :) And I love the recommendation: "What are you waiting for?... You need this!" << love it! :D

    1. Victoria S. LOL! Thank you. The third book of this trilogy will be out July 6th, I believe. Do hope you love them. :)

  5. Oh that's so great! It must be so difficult for Candance here! And well now I want to meet Jackson as well!

    1. Melliane, It was a great read. It all turned around here. :) Hope you get a chance to try these.

  6. Superheros sound fun. I love this new concept. And that cover is badass.

    1. Jennifer Bielman, I do think you'd enjoy these stories. Hope you get to give them a try. :) Thank you!

  7. Thank you Finley Jayne. Do hope you enjoy the superheroes. :D


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