Thursday, July 30, 2015

Book Review: Expedition Indigo by Stacy Allen

Title: Expedition Indigo
 Author: Stacy Allen
 Series: Riley Cooper Book 1
 Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing
 Format: PDF
 Source: Received for review from author
 Star Rating: 4 out of 5
 Reviewed by: Marlene

 Dr. Riley Cooper has finally found herself an adventure. After her dear friend and mentor is violently attacked, she is asked to take his place on an archeological expedition off the coast of Italy. Set in her ways she has to make the decision to leave the life she knows to join a team of treasure hunters scaling the bottom of the sea looking for a lost ship from the year 808.

 The Indigo was lost at sea in the year 808, at the time no one knew what had happened until now. A journal found written by one of three survivors, who feared so much they would be punished for the sinking they went their separate ways and changed their names. On board the ship was many treasures but none most important as the Crux Fidelis, a cross made especially for Charlemagne.

 As Riley arrives in Sorrento to start her adventure she finds herself in the cross-hairs of a competing team of treasure hunters and a love affair gone wrong with a married man. And if that is not enough on her plate she has to race against time to find the Crux Fidelis and return it to the Vatican before a hurricane hits.

 I enjoyed this story and how the relationships between the characters really move it along. Usually it is the pace of finding out where that is or who done it but here you know where it is and you know who is doing what. I liked that it was character driven. I love reading about adventure and archaeology and with the twist that it's all underwater personally added excitement to me. Diving is something I am sort of scared of.

 There is so many good characters in the book. I love Peter's feistiness, Howard's directness, Nikki's boyish charm and Stefano's perseverance. Then there is Riley herself. I love a strong headed lead female who won't take no or charity, who will stand on her own two feet even when she isn't sure she can. She is a great example of a woman.

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