BaSatai: Outside In by Suzan Battah

Title: BaSatai: Outside In
Suzan Battah
Publisher: Createspace, Smashwords and Kindle
Source: ARC Review Copy from Author

Seventeen year old, Armani Radnelaq a full blooded BaSatai is plagued by a curse in her blood. A curse created from hate and designed to break the divide between two parallel worlds of Earth and H-trae when Armani's blood is spilled in attack and she dies.

S'teuqoubs have been travelling back and forth across the divide for centuries without trouble. The BaSatai and Guardians monitoring activity and enforcing rules to ensure peace and harmony but if the divide splits and opens, a much greater number of supernatural S’teuqoubs will filter into earth destroying equilibrium which the BaSatai and Guardians will be unable to control. Humanity and the BaSatai will suffer and perish. The parallel divide must remain secure at all costs.

Armani has remained hidden on earth with her adopted father Elijah since her birth. She has been raised in the human way and fights her natural instinct to evolve into a BaSatai. The BaSatai in her requires her to evovle and shift, use her powers and strength. Yet Armani is freaked out by the need to shift. She smokes, has a bad attitude, must deal with aggressive bullies and control her natural BaSatai instinct. Her Guardian with BaSatai Warriors are coming for her. She refuses to accept her fate and doesn't believe any BaSatai should die to protect her.

The blood curse maturing in her veins makes her a target for her enemies. Her Guardian Karhl and an elite BasSatai Warrior Rafael are the first to arrive and prepare her for her crossing over. Her attraction to Rafael complicates her purpose to stay on earth even more. They both insist she fall into line and follow their lead but she is not ready to leave earth just yet...
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Coming April 14, 2012

My Thoughts
Blood is thicker than water in “BaSatai: Outside In”.
Armani’s blood is cursed and because of this is the prime target for deadly enemies. Her character is very strong willed and stubborn she doesn’t sit back and allow the curse to take over her life. She is definitely one of the more interesting characters I have come across. I liked hearing her point of view and how she handled the sticky situations that came with having cursed blood.
Rafael is a typical alpha hero in that he believes she should just be a good little girl and do as he and Karhl say, but he soon learns better. The relationship between Rafael and Armani was very interesting and full of twists and turns.
This story was well written and highly enjoyable. I loved the new world and supernatural creatures that the author creates in this story. There was also plenty of action going on that had me on the edge of my seat and eager for each turn of the page.
Readers of Fantasy and/Romance will love Suzan Battah’s “BaSatai: Outside In”.