Friday, March 6, 2015

Review 'Captive Potential' by Barbara Garren in Kelsi's life feels more like The End, rather than the Happily-Ever-After she anticipated with her prince, Aiden Hardt. She and Aiden are fighting. Again. His daughter Bryn wakes them screaming every night. By day Bryn is bright and bubbly, but at night her dreams are filled with a distant land, a dark-haired man, and a threat Kelsi couldn't foresee. Even her best friend Sarah is miserable.

Tossed between multiple planes of existence, Kelsi must overcome the barriers in her heart and mind to save those she loves: her friend, her lover, and the child she thinks of as her own. Even if providing them a chance for their own Ever After spells the end for her.

This book is available at Amazon US and Amazon UK

My Review:

Last year I read the first book in the Phasms series ‘Infinite Potential’. I loved that book so when I was asked to read and review the second book in the series ‘Captive Potential’ I immediately agreed. Unfortunately I couldn’t participate in the Blog Tour because I was completely booked at that time, but I was allowed to review it later. Lucky me.

In ‘Infinite Potential’ we meet Kelsi again after she finally allowed her feelings for Aiden and moved in with him and his little daughter. Although everything should be perfect right now Kelsi still feels like things aren’t the way she hoped. Life with Aiden is great, but they still fight and Bryn, Aiden’s daughter,  is having night terrors which keeps them from having a good night of rest. Kelsi tries to find a way out of their problems but soon everything changes and leaves Kelsi more confused than ever.

I really loved the first book in this series and I had really high expectations for this second book. In the beginning this book was everything I hoped for. Kelsi and Aiden are just perfect together and I really loved their chemistry. I loved the way their live was going and although they didn’t agree on everything their life seemed really awesome to me. Their little girl Bryn was just adorable and I loved how she interacted with Kelsi.

Unfortunately for me I didn’t quite get the second part of this book. Just as in the first book there are Phasms (since it’s the name of this series I expected as much) but now things are getting a little stranger. Kelsi is tossed between multiple planes of existence and nothing is the way it seems. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed the book but I just didn’t really liked the way the book went in the end. It definitely still made me want to keep reading and I really want to read the next book but it was just not what I expected. I just felt a little confused..

But still I would definitely recommend this series if you’re a fan of fantasy. This book really keeps you hooked and it’s definitely really surprising. 

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About the Author:


I'm a writer, a reader and a frequenter of the more charming sites in town, namely pubs. I've travelled a bit. Lived a few places. Known a few men. It all ends up in a story sooner or later.

San Diego is home these days and my life is ruled by Charlie the Dog, a Valkyrie muse named Prue and a husband  who buy me scotch. What more can a girl ask for?

For more information about Barbara Garren and her books please visit her website, blog, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter. Or send Barbara an email 

Many thanks to Bare Naked Words and Barbara Garren for giving me the opportunity to read this book!

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