REVIEW: Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan :: FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR, 6 BIG Stars

Posted September 16, 2014 by FMA in 6 Stars and above - It left me with a book hangover!

REVIEW: Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan :: FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR, 6 BIG StarsBecoming Calder by Mia Sheridan
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Published by CreateSpace
on October 5th 2014
Pages: 338
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Review Copy Provided By: Author


From the New York Times bestselling author of Archer's Voice. Becoming Calder is the first part in a two-part romance series. The conclusion, Finding Eden, is available now.There is a place in modern day America with no electricity, no plumbing, and no modern conveniences. In this place, there is no room for dreams, no space for self-expression, and no tolerance for ambition.In this place, there is a boy with the body of a god and the heart of a warrior. He is strong and faithful and serves his family honorably. But he dares to dream of more.In this place, there is a girl with the face of an angel and a heart full of courage. To her family, she is the vision of obedient perfection. But she dares to want that which she has been told can never be hers.Becoming Calder is the story of good versus evil, fear versus bravery, and the truth that the light of love has always found its way into even the darkest of places . . . From the beginning of time, to the end of the world.THIS IS THE FIRST PART IN A TWO-PART SIGN OF LOVE SERIES INSPIRED BY AQUARIUS. THE SECOND PART, FINDING EDEN, IS AVAILABLE NOW. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and graphic sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


My rating: 6 of 5 stars


“Where do you find your strength, Morning Glory?”
“From you.”

I have read every book by Mia Sheridan. I have been a fan since the first one. I believe this is her best! Beautifully and powerfully written, it was like nothing I have ever read before. So incredibly unique, I was left stunned and speechless, and I am trying to figure out how to describe to you the feelings that this book stirred inside me. I can’t say I felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster, because when you are riding a real rollercoaster, there is a point at which you feel a rush as you fly down the giant hill. Here, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, climbing up, slowly reaching the top. Just as I thought I was going to go down the big hill, it was just a bump. I was completely and wholly immersed in the novel. I read this slowly, taking in every unique morsel that was so carefully crafted into the story. Whether it was a description of the scenery, a lesson or a character, Sheridan meticulously detailed everything.

‘And gods help me, the seed of love had taken root, the seed I had vowed not to nourish, started to grow anyway. I swore I could feel the velvety tendrils moving through me, wrapping around the vital parts of who I was. I was helpless to stop it. She had invaded me. I was the field and she was the morning glory. I had been overtaken.’

Becoming Calder is a forbidden love story between two people, who bravely stood up against their destiny and fought for their love.

“You’re mine, Eden. You always have been, from the very second I saw you.”

It was about questioning what is right and wrong and being willing to fight for your dreams.

‘In that moment, right there and then, I admitted to myself that I longed for more for my life and maybe those dreams were beautiful, too.’

She was his Morning Glory, and he was her Butterscotch, and together they fought for one another. It was not easy, but nothing worth having was meant to be easy.

He cleared his throat. “If I were just a boy, and you were just a girl, I wouldn’t kiss you once like you asked.” He paused and my heart dropped. OH.
”Eden, I’d kiss you long, and I’d kiss you often.”

I had many conflicting emotions as this story seeped its way into my psyche. I dreamed about this book. At night, and during the day, it was in my thoughts constantly. I texted my friends about it, I tweeted about it, posted on Facebook about it. I loved it, I hated it (or more accurately, there were characters that I hated). I laughed, I cried. I swooned – OH DID I SWOON! CALDER! WOW. It took me until I finished the book to realize the reason I was so absorbed in the story was because the “reality” of it all. (Once you read the story that statement will make sense.) It was that realization that brought a real shiver down my spine and made me want to give Mia Sheridan a standing ovation ****claps hands****.

Simply put, BRILLIANT!

Their story continues with Finding Eden and will be released on the same day as Becoming Calder, October 5, 2014. Finding Calder is available for pre-order now.

finding eden


About Mia Sheridan

Mia Sheridan is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. Her passion is weaving true love stories about people destined to be together. Mia lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband. They have four children here on earth and one in heaven.

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