Servants of the Storm

Servants of the Storm Dovey learns that demons lurk in places other than the dark corners of her mind in this southern gothic fantasy from the author of the Blud series A year ago Hurricane Josephine swept through Savanna

  • Title: Servants of the Storm
  • Author: Delilah S. Dawson
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  • Page: 347
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  • Dovey learns that demons lurk in places other than the dark corners of her mind in this southern gothic fantasy from the author of the Blud series.A year ago, Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction and taking the life of Dovey s best friend, Carly Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to eDovey learns that demons lurk in places other than the dark corners of her mind in this southern gothic fantasy from the author of the Blud series.A year ago, Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction and taking the life of Dovey s best friend, Carly Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her.But recently she s started to believe she s seeing things that can t be real including Carly at their favorite caf Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills And the world that opens up to her is unlike anything she could have imagined.As Dovey slips deeper into the shadowy corners of Savannah where the dark and horrifying secrets lurk she learns that the storm that destroyed her city and stole her friend was much than a force of nature And now the sinister beings truly responsible are out to finish what they started.

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    1. Delilah S. Dawson

      Delilah S Dawson writes whimsical and dark Fantasy for adults and teens Her Blud series for Pocket includes Wicked as They Come, Wicked After Midnight, and Wicked as She Wants, winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013 Her YA debut, Servants of the Storm, is a Southern Gothic Horror set in Savannah, GA, and HIT is about teen assassins in a bank owned America Her Geekrotica series under pseudonym Ava Lovelace includes The Lumberfox and The Superfox with The Dapperfox on the way Look for Wake of Vultures from Orbit Books in October 2015, written as Lila Bowen.Delilah teaches writing classes at LitReactor and wrote the Island of Mesmer world for Storium.Delilah lives with her husband, two small children, a horse, a dog, and two cats in Atlanta Find out at whimsydark.

    775 thoughts on “Servants of the Storm”

    1. DNF 45%This one sounded sooo good and the blurb alluded to a fantastic psychological thriller - my fav genre! It did start out as a fairly awesome and thrilling read, kind of mind-f*cky and cryptic, but then all of a sudden it turned into a completely different story which wasn't at all what I was expecting or wanted to read when I picked this one up. Plus there were other little things that annoyed me like the MC's underwhelming reaction to what was actually happening. As if sh*t like this is n [...]


    2. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. DawsonPublisher: Simon PulsePublication Date: August 5, 2014Rating: 2 starsSource: eARC from EdelweissSummary (from ):A year ago Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction — and taking the life of Dovey's best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her. But recently she's started to believe she's se [...]


    3. Hmmm. I feel bad, because Servants of the Storm should be a book that I love. It has a beautiful cover, the synopsis promises some creepy mystery, and the main character is biracial, which is something you don’t see in a lot of YA.And when I first started to read this book, I was really into it. The first two chapters were great and really helped set the scene for this creepy tale. Billie Dove, aka Dovey, and Carly are at home alone when hurricane Josephine rages through their small town. Duri [...]


    4. Savannah, Georgia was devastated by Hurricane Josephine, in the process taking the life of Dovey's best friend Carly. That's about when Dovey went crazy with grief and began taking the pills that kept her numb for the next year.Until she sees Carly again.So the story starts with Dovey flushing her meds, and strangely enough, she soon starts seeing things. Dovey's on a mission to find Carly, but everywhere she looks she sees things like a girl with fox ears, or hair that moves, or people with bla [...]


    5. This was an interesting story. It takes place right up the road from me so of course I was curious. Especially about a hurricane and seeing dead people. Sign me up. Well the story was good but I kind of felt like it was not as good as it could have been. My humble opinion.


    6. This book is a mess.So there’s this scene where the narrator, Dovey, who’s biracial, describes her skin color and she refers to her complexion as “the soft brown of bread crust”. A person of color would never describe their skin color in this way. Yeah, it’s a common mistake for white authors to describe their non-white characters with food descriptors, but when you have the character themselves describing their skin color as “bread crust”…… It’s just glaringly bad writing. T [...]


    7. Servants of the Storm will be one of the most amazing young adult books of 2014. Of that I am sure.That creepy cover! That spine-chilling story! Those unsettling characters! It kept me on the edge almost to the finale. And what a damn awesome ending! The shadowy story is hauntingly beautiful as is the writing and it stays with you for very long, lingering subconsciously night and day. The descriptions of a Savannah destroyed by hurricane Josephine, infested by sinister characters, full of shadow [...]


    8. One, two, three, four - I declare a thumb war.This book was so underwhelming it inspired interpretive art. Actually, my art program crashed while making this so I recovered what I could then covered up the artifacts with stickers, psychedelic clip art, and fucking fire. You're welcome. I feel like the final result sums up my feelings pretty well, i.e. it sucks.This is not a spooky book dealing with natural phenomenon made fantastical and creepy like the back blurb implies. What it actually is, i [...]


    9. 3.5 that I am rounding up. A haunting story of grief, demons, and madness (or not madness), but ultimately one that I didn't connect to as much as I thought/hoped I would.


    10. Some books you put down and ultimitely just don't feel anything towards besides a sense of great indifference. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't anything fantastic either. That's how I felt towards Deliliah S. Dawson's Servants of the Storm.Servants of the Storm starts out with a bang as best friends Dovey and Carly huddle together as a hurricane sweeps through their beloved Southern hometown ripping their lives apart. Dovey survives. Carly doesn't.A year later, Dovey is still in a numb haze abo [...]


    11. This book faced-off against The Girl from the Well in Badass Book Reviews' Genre Book Showdown!Servants of the Storm was one of my most anticipated reads for 2014 and I was utterly disappointed by the story. What started out so strong and with definite southern gothic overtones quickly devolved into just another typical YA paranormal.Servants of the Storm's Dovey was not my favorite character. She made a lot of stupid decision that could have been attributed to her freaking out over all the weir [...]


    12. I received a free copy from the publishers via Edelweiss. Not entirely sure what to rate this. At times I thought it was beautiful and creepy, but at others I felt it lost a bit of its magic. Nevertheless, Servants of the Storm is one of the best paranormal books I've read in a long time. (4.5 rating, I guess. I don't know. Perhaps I'll change it later. - EDIT. I'm leaving it at 4 stars because it lost it's magic. Still a great read though).After the death of Dovey's best friend, Carly, during H [...]


    13. Well that was certainly a disappointment. I was initially intrigued by this book's cover, and after skimming the synopsis I was very excited to read it. The questions presented at the beginning of the book really drew me in. I found myself wrapped up in al the mysteries surrounding Dovey's home town and the night her best friend drowned. This was all fine until the book started to become too convoluted for it's own good. Or more like it couldn't handle itself. Lots of aspects went unexplored and [...]


    14. Review also found at kristineandterri/2I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Simon Pulse via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is August 5, 2014. This was a highly entertaining young adult read. Fans of the paranormal will certainly enjoy this book as it is full of demons with the main character on a quest to battle them in an effort to save her best friends soul. Add to this a seedy portrayal of Savannah and it results in a great rea [...]


    15. Originally posted at The Bookaholic CatMy Verdict: 2 ½ StarsServants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson is a book with a great premise and a great start, sadly it stays there.Billie Dove (Dovey) Greenwood lost her best friend, Carly, when Hurricane Josephine hit Savannah. Witnessing Carly being taken away by the storm let Dovey traumatized.After a year of taken antipsychotic pills Dovey is tired of feeling like a zombie and missing periods of time. After seeing Carly at their favorite coffee sho [...]


    16. ***SPOLIER ALERT***THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS***I really enjoyed this book, but I initially came away from it feeling like I had missed something or didn't catch on to something that was implied. This bothered me enough that I read some other reviews to see how other readers perceived the story and sure enough, several brought up something I hadn't really considered. First, some backstory. I read this book with the view that everything that was happening to and around Dovey was real. However, [...]


    17. Fantasy Review BarnA sum that is perhaps a bit better than its parts but nowhere close to the potential it initially showed. Servants of the Storm caught me with a great premise and a strong opening. A hurricane is coming and people are bunkering down. Young Dovey and Carly are stuck at home talking on a dying cell phone assuring a worried mother that they will be fine. But when the storm finds itself at its end? Of course everything is not alright.Fast forward a year and Dovey has spent most of [...]


    18. In the beginning, what appears to be a tragic death during the ravage of Hurricane Josephine in Savannah, Georgia becomes a dark story about demons and one girl's determination to free her dead friend's soul. Loyal friends since grade school, Dovey and Carly were inseparable until the night Hurricane Josephine swept Carly away with its thick, putrid waters. One year later, Dovey and the city of Savannah have still not recovered from that night.Started on anti-psychotics after Carly's funeral, Do [...]


    19. I’ve got it bad for this book. I finished reading this book about a week ago, and I’m still so engrossed in the story that I’ve had difficulty picking up anything else. Indulge me as I share several of the reasons I’ve already decided that Servants of the Storm will most definitely be on my “Best of 2014” list.Dawson does a beautiful job with setting and scenery description. I’ve never visited Georgia, so I have no idea what Savannah actually looks like, but the writer created such [...]


    20. I read this book entirely on Halloween and I can't think of anything better to do while ignoring trick-or-treaters, lost in the dark and haunting world of Servants of the Storm.The first half had me completely hooked. Of all the YA I've read, Delilah S. Dawson wins in terms of prose quality, and she uses this skill to great effect painting a vivid, yet mysterious and hazy setting.Servants of the Storm dealt with themes of grief and loss and friendship more truly than I've ever seen. I can't desc [...]


    21. Scintillatingly succulent, Servants of the Storm sucks you in with the force of a Frog Strangler and captures you completely with its ferocious, phenomenal grip. I mean that in the most spectacular way possible. The clarity of Ms. Dawson’s writing had this reader picturing bubble-gum pink as my fingertips felt the warmth of rubbing a small hair bead between my forefinger and thumb, in an intriguing déjà-vu type of way. Immediately invested in the courageous teen-aged Dovey, her two best budd [...]


    22. Outstanding Southern gothic magical realism novel that I'd put off reading due to "judging a book by it's cover". It just didn't LOOK interesting to me. However, once I started last night I whipped through it by early this AM. Post hurricane Savannah Georgia is overtaken by demons who drug the humans into compliance and create an army of zombie-like servants and engage in bloody demon turf wars. One teen stops taking her antipsychotic meds and fights to reclaim her late best friend's soul from t [...]


    23. An excellent YA creepshow that blends natural disaster with the Southern Gothic. Labotomitzing drugs, demons, and the undead make this a thrill ride for the macabre, but it is mostly a story about friendship and the quest for truth. Well worth riding out this dark storm.



    24. See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I received via Vine.Servants of the Storm is one of those books that wants to fuck with your head so deeply you're in a book coma for a little while afterwards and it's probably going to succeed based on what I read. Jesus, this book is weird. I don't know what else I can say to sum it up for you because it's just so weird.One of the most appreciable elements of the story is the question of reliability hanging around Dovey throughout t [...]


    25. Holy shit, that ending. I'll write a review when I can think again. ------(Later)This is a book that is going to polarise people. I gave it five stars so clearly I'm in the "I loved it" category, but I can't think of the last time a book pulled the rug out from under me in the last chapter like this one did. I lay awake half the night thinking about it. If there were a sequel available for me to read RIGHT NOW, that wouldn't be so bad. But there isn't. And I want to cry a little from frustration [...]


    26. Wow. I read this book in a whirlwind of Must Get To The End Because I Need To Know What Happens. Seriously, I started reading this because I wanted to see what it was like and before I realised it, I was so hooked that I just kept reading.Dovey lives in Savannah, Georgia and when Hurricane Josephine hits she loses her best friend to the savage storm. She becomes so traumatised that the beginning of this book is her going from one time to another, obviously grieving so much that she can barely fu [...]


    27. At a Glance:This book started with a chill, and had me squirming and questioning everything at first. But then it got really slow. Then it got weird. Then I didn't really care anymore. It wasn't bad, but in the end, I just didn't love it.The Beginning:If I can give you one piece of advice, it is this: DO NOT find out what this book is about until you read it. The beginning of Servants of the Storm was so creepy and mysterious. I spent the first half of the book wondering what in the world was ha [...]


    28. wait um what the fuck just happenedEverything was going all well and dandy and then the ending WHAT?! I didn't even see any reviews about this and it confuses me because the ending REALLY LEAVES ME HANGING and is making me so bloody confused like was it all a dream or some shit ugh.Okay, now that I've got all those incoherent thoughts out of my system, here's a review. I'm actually giving this a 3.7 stars, but I really don't want to round it to four because it just doesn't seem anywhere near to [...]


    29. Review: bennitheblog/bookbiters/seHurricane Josephine hit Savannah, Georgia one year ago and took Dovey’s best friend, Carly. Absolutely devastated, Dovey’s since been heavily medicated. But when she sees Carly at their favorite café, Dovey vows to stop taking her pills. And that’s when she starts seeing demons everywhere.With the help of her friend, Baker, and the mysterious Isaac, Dovey will find and help Carly, no matter what. Even if she’s unsure of what she may really discover.Serv [...]


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