Hurricane Josephine tore through Savannah,Georgia, and the storm took with it Dovey’s best friend, Carly. One year later, Dovey has started seeing things that can’t be real, like her dead best friend running through the streets of Savannah. So she stops taking the medication prescribed after Josephine in hopes of seeing more clearly. And she quickly realizes that there are more layers to the city and the hurricane than she could have ever imagined.
The premise of this story (a hurricane is much more than it seems) drew me to this book, and the tagline on the cover (When we die, we belong to her) made me buy it. I’m very glad that I did. It’s a fun urban fantasy adventure with a quirky not-quite-a-romance.
Dovey worked as an unreliable narrator. I’m typically not a fan of them as I like to know what’s going on in books, but Dovey didn’t bother me. The mix of witnessing certain scenes myself and learning other things along with Dovey kept me in the loop while leaving room for mystery.
I consider the love triangle in Servants of the Storm to be a not-quite-a-romance. Without spoiling anything, I’ll say that Dovey doesn’t know how she feels about either boy one way or another. There are plenty of questions and doubt swirling around in her mind. Those emotions cause the relationship to appear pretty realistic.
I’m crossing my fingers that there’s a sequel in the works. The end sets up for one really nicely with just enough loose ends to lead the reader from book one into book two.
Servants of the Storm would be the perfect read for someone interested in a young adult urban fantasy.
Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson is published by Simon Pulse as a paperback, hardcover, and eBook.