Wednesday, February 6, 2013

REVIEW: Black Swan Rising by Lee Carroll

Black Swan Rising (Black Swan Rising #1)
By:  Lee Carroll
Publisher:  Random House
Format:  Ebook
Pages:  400
Source:  Netgalley
Published:  2010

Goodreads Summary:

When New York City jewelry designer Garet James stumbles into a strange antiques shop in her neighborhood, her life is about to be turned upside down. John Dee, the enigmatic shopkeeper, commissions her to open a vintage silver box for a generous sum of money. Oddly, the symbol of a swan on the box exactly matches the ring given to her by her deceased mother. Garet can’t believe her luck and this eerie coincidence until she opens the box and otherworldly things start happening. . . .

That evening, the precious silver box is stolen. When Garet begins to investigate, she learns that she has been pulled into a prophecy that is hundreds of years old, and opening the box has unleashed an evil force onto the streets of Manhattan and the world at large. Gradually, Garet pieces together her true identity—one that her deceased mother desperately tried to protect her from. Generations of women in Garet’s family, including her beloved mother, suffered and died at the hands of this prevailing evil. Does Garet possess the power to reclaim the box and defeat this devastating force?

On her journey, she will meet the fey folk who walk unnoticed among humans and a sexy vampire who also happens to be a hedge fund manager that she can’t stop thinking about. But the fairies reveal a desire to overpower mere humans and the seductive vampire has the power to steal the life from her body. Whom can Garet trust to guide her? Using her newfound powers and sharp wit, Garet will muster everything she’s got to shut down the evil taking over her friends, family, New York City, and the world. 

My Thoughts:

This book had so much in it that I liked, I really can't name them all.  I'm going to keep this review simple because I'm on a lot of medication and don't remember a lot of details. LOL  Only really how I felt throughout the book.  I read this while part in the hospital and part when I came home.
I really don't remember any slow parts in this book.  There was always something going on, even if it was behind the scenes.  There were times when it felt like I was so anxious that I was holding my breath.  Then there were times where I was angry at the heroine, Garet.  There is a vampire, fey, demons, and elementals.  I thought it was so interesting how Garet learns about her powers.  I absolutely recommend this book for anyone who likes any type of supernatural.



  1. I hope you're feeling better and recovering well Lauren!

    1. Thanks so much! It's a slow process but I'm getting there.