Summary: Magic. Romance. And a fight to the death.
Torn away from her high school graduation, Sierra Reeves discovers that everything she thought she knew is a lie.
In a flash, she’s no longer a normal girl preparing for college, but a Fluidus—a rare supernatural with telekinetic powers. Her new abilities attract the attention of both the Ardere regency and the Culpatus, a group that wants to overthrow the supernatural government. Fearful for Sierra’s future, her grandmother decides to leave their home state Vermont and hide out in Savannah, Georgia.
In Savannah, Sierra forms an alliance with the overprotective and handsome Ardere marshal Gavin McLoughlin. With his help, she slowly accepts her new powers and that she’s a part of the supernatural community.
Just when Sierra begins to settle into her new life, her world is rocked again. In addition to the Culpatus discovering her location, a serial killer is on the loose in Savannah.
Fighting to control her developing power, and facing danger on multiple fronts, Sierra will have to use all her resources to stay alive.
Review: 3 1/2 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
When I read the description of this book I was intrigued, but also a little wary. I have read a lot of books about telekinetic superpowers, some good, some bad, but the idea isn’t super fresh to me. But neither are vampires and I keep coming back to read about them as well. But lately the fantasy genre has been lacking in originality, so I started this one out a little wary of this fact.
As for the beginning, I was impressed. If there were supernatural beings in this world I can totally see someone, especially governments, using these people as weapons. So when Sierra’s grandma immediately wants to leave town upon the awakening of her powers, I was excited. This book was off to a good start and had potential. The world built in this novel captured me pretty fast. As many books as I’ve read about telekinesis, Fluidus Rising still managed to be original.
Along with being a good fantasy read, this story also tied in a serial killer mystery. For the most part it kept me guessing, but close to the reveal I did figure out who the killer was. I felt pretty proud of my detective skills because it wasn’t obvious.
I’m also super glad that Sierra comes into her powers gradually because I always find it unrealistic when suddenly someone can do almost anything with their powers. This was a cool fantasy world built in this novel and I’m really glad I gave it a chance.
If you read my reviews then you know that I hate when characters are perfect. I like flaws. I like my characters to be gritty and authentic. But in this case, Gavin might be a little too flawed of a character. Yeah, sometimes a dark past can add intrigue to a character, but here it feels a tad overdone. He’s not my type, that’s all I’m saying.