Seventeen year-old Logan Wright has always turned to the make-believe world of her written words to escape the pain of her real life. Through her writing, she lives vicariously, creating gorgeous but dangerous male characters who hunt down, and fight for, their chosen mates. For a vice, it’s a safe one. Normally.
However, this is October.
The moon is full, the cemetery is filled with mists, and the misspoken words of an ages-old spell have released an ancient force. It is shapeless – nameless. Until it happens upon the words of a beautiful young bard and takes the wickedly handsome form of one of her creations.
Now Logan finds herself the object of desire for a boy who appears to be everything she ever dreamed of. Sam Hain is tall, strong, and gorgeous. He wants her; there’s no denying that. So, what’s the problem?
Sam’s kisses come with sharp teeth – and a dark promise.
Logan, her friends, and her long-time crush must band together in order to save her from the force they unwittingly awakened. They have one month. And it’s going to be a long one.
If you’ve visited before you already know that I am a fan of Heather Killough-Walden. I’ve read all of her Big Bad Wolf Series (more than once actually *blush*.) I was more than excited when I found out she was starting The Kings Series as a spin-off to my beloved wolves. When she announced her Lost Angels Series, I didn’t hesitate to grab them as soon as they were released. Why then has it taken me so long to pick up The October Trilogy? I honestly have no idea, I’m just glad that I finally did.
The premise of Sam I Am was pretty interesting. Beyond the fact that Sam Hain is the Lord of Death the fact that a character that Logan created in her fictional writings more or less came to life is quite a concept. (A scary concept if you look at it from a creative standpoint – Yikes!) Throw vampires, werewolves and teen drama into the mix and what’s not to love?
Logan was a strong character, despite her low self esteem and life circumstances that could have made it easy for her to give into Sam and his temptation of escape. She didn’t have a lot of friends, but the ones that she had were true. There were a few moments that I would have liked to have locked Dom and Logan in a room and made them talk to each other about their feelings, but I seem to have that reaction a lot when I read YA books, so I won’t even go there.
Basically, Sam I Am was a perfect October read. It had just enough ‘edge of your seat’ scariness to turn it into a page turner and the right amount of teen drama and crush moments to keep everyone happy. The next book in The October Trilogy, Secretly Sam is available now and given the fact that Sam I Am ended with a ‘what the heck?’ moment, I’m kinda glad I waited a while before picking the first book up. Luckily, I have Secretly Sam waiting patiently on my Kindle.