Publisher: Penumbra Publishing
Publication Date: September 16, 2013
Book Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: Eighteen-year old Jaycie Lerner’s telekinesis is finally in check – too bad levitating a picnic table is now a workout. Not to mention her previously dormant telepathy is back and raging out of control. As she struggles to manage her frightening power, the Dey-Vah announce they will soon reveal the supernatural world to the human race. To make matters worse, people start dropping dead all over northern Alabama. Then, a mysterious new enemy emerges.
Jaycie must elicit the help of the world’s only master vampire slayer and an assassin who converses with the voices in her head. Strengthening the Core is the only way to protect mankind from the coming vampire army, and that’s not even their most dangerous threat.
Jaycie and her family face their darkest hour when an innocent young girl serves as a pawn to form a deadly Alliance. The perfect vampire, Lilith Bradshaw, becomes an eye-opening example of how far the Alliance will go to serve their own destructive ends. The world around Jaycie plummets into darkness, and betrayals from the past threaten to undo them all.
Review: Now that everyone is recuperating and Jaycie is re-learning control of her telekinetic & telepathic abilities, the Dey-Vah Guardians tell the Core that they will soon reveal the existence of the supernatural world. Along with this bombshell comes news that their enemy, the Alliance, is growing in strength and has no moral reservations about using whomever they choose to achieve their ends. Coupled with a grave betrayal, Jaycie and the rest of the Core have a long road ahead of them if they are going to succeed. ‘Common Descent’, the third book in the “Darwin’s Children” series, is my favorite so far. I love the main characters and I enjoyed the new supporting characters. The action is intense and the story flows very well. I feel it is a must to have read the first two books before reading ‘Common Descent’. I could see the author building up to an explosive clashing of the two opposing forces as the book neared the end, but I was definitely not expecting the cliffhanger! ‘Common Descent’ is an enthralling read and now I can’t wait until the next book!!
Darwin's Children series: Darwin's Children (1), Unnatural Law (2), The Day The World Went Orange (2.5), Common Descent (3)