April 30, 2012

Review: Sacred by Farrah Naseem

Title: Sacred

Author: Farrah Naseem

Source: ebook from author for review

When Sasha Stryker meets Ariston Kavanagh, she is entranced by his good looks but mystified by his odd behavior. After all, he keeps asking her how she sees him even though he's standing right in front of her. Yet, she can't deny the strange and powerful attraction she feels towards him.

At the same time, her ex-best-friend-current-nemesis Connor Macho starts showing a romantic interest in her as well. Is Connor truly attracted to Sasha, or is this another move in his war against Sasha and Ariston's relationship?

Sasha finds out the whole truth when she is attacked by a lioness one night! To her utter bewilderment, her savior is a white tiger that morphs into the last person she wants to be indebted to.

This encounter shatters her notion of the world as she knows it and her love affair comes to a crashing halt when all truths are revealed. Just as she's trying to cope with the truth about Ariston and Connor, other nocturnal creatures called Friaries try to kidnap her for their own nefarious purpose.
My Take...
When I first started the story it seemed I had read this type story a hundred times. You know the ones where geeky girl meets good looking rich male? Then the once upon a time BFF realizes he has feelings for said geeky girl. Yeah, yeah, yeah…love triangle...it's all been said before. Or has it?
Not far in I became enamored with the story. I loved how the author kept me guessing who Ariston was? What was he hiding? And these secrets were revealed in perfect timing. Cause I was seriously about to throw my nook out the tent (yes we were camping in our back yard) if Ariston didn’t start giving Sasha some answers. And why is Connor mackin’ on Sasha. (Yeah I said mackin’.) Dude hasn't paid her any attention for 2 years, 2 stinkin years...and now he is actually speaking to her, trying to kiss up on her? What's his deal?
I was fuming and swooning through the whole story. Fuming at the characters for keeping secrets and withholding feelings and swooning at the guys for being such romantics. I am a HUGE fan of romance and this one definitely had it, even if it is between a 16 and 17 year old. Yes, to me it seemed a little young to be exclaiming love to one another. But who am I to say who can and can’t love?
Sacred had a great plot that kept the mystery going throughout the whole book. Sure questions get answered but lot’s more will pop up. Those who enjoy a good paranormal will definitely enjoy this suspenseful read with its quirky and fun characters. Really looking forward to the next book, Exalted, and all that will evolve from this growing and forbidden relationship.
Give me more Ariston please. Pretty Please?!


  1. i like it when a book has a good pace and you want to stop but you can't:)

  2. I have this in to review pile. I'm hoping to get to it soon. Nice review!