Billie Dove Greenwood, known affectionately as Dovey, went
through Hurricane Josephine as it hammered the beautiful
southern city of Savannah. Dovey made it through but her
best friend Carly did not. That was when it all started to
fall apart. At Carly's funeral, Dovey briefly saw something
in the coffin that was definitely not Carly but, just as she
screamed, she once again saw Carly. This was the beginning
of a long year of pills each morning and moving through her
days sort of like a zombie.
Then, one night, she is lead to a place she has never heard
of and decides she should visit it. Called The Charnel
House, she finds it easily enough, although inside she finds
it to be nearly completely empty of customers. The only
person there appears to be a jauntily dressed bartender. It
was this encounter that leads her to the decision for
switching out her pills and replacing them with aspirin.
Suddenly, her eyes are opened to the unnatural creatures
that are a large part of Savannah's population. Dovey had
never seen these creatures in all of her 17 years but, now
that she has; she wants to rescue her friend Carly from
them. She seems to have become a part of the creatures and
Dovey cannot stand it.
No, nothing is as it seems in Savannah but Dovey is on a
mission now and is determined to deal with these creatures
once and for all.
SERVANTS OF THE STORM is marketed as a book for young
adults, but can be easily enjoyed by readers of all ages.
There is excitement, scariness, paranormal events, and
everything that fans of the supernatural crave in their book
choices. The writing clearly makes you feel as if you are
right there with Dovey and Carly during that vicious
hurricane. Delilah Dawson knows how to write in such a
descriptive manner that I felt as if I was with Dovey as she
discovers the abhorrent creatures roaming and controlling
Speaking of the city of Savannah, Delilah Dawson did an
amazing job of describing it in SERVANTS OF THE STORM that I
felt as if I was actually walking those streets with Dovey.
If you enjoy vivid descriptive horror books, this is one you
should not miss no matter what your age. I only hope that
there is another book featuring Dovey and her friends as I
hated to see the ending of this one. Also, be ready for a
big surprise at the end.
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 café.
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 more than a force of nature. And now the
sinister beings truly responsible are out to finish what