Review: Enigma Black (Enigma Black #1) by Sara Furlong Burr

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Review: Enigma Black (Enigma Black #1) by Sara Furlong BurrTitle: Enigma Black
by Sara Furlong Burr
Series: Enigma Black #1
on November 22, 2012
Genres: fantasy, romance, science fiction, young adult
Pages: 323
Format: eBook
Source: the author
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4.5 Stars
When she was just seventeen, the course of Celaine Stevens' life was permanently altered with the murders of her father, mother, and brother in one of a series of mysterious and violent explosions occurring across the country. Struggling with picking up the pieces, she's haunted by the memory of that day and her promise of retribution against those responsible for her misery. But just as she seems to be getting her life back on track, an encounter with a mysterious stranger promises her the vengeance she desires, ultimately turning the former target into the assassin.

However, as she soon learns, all choices come with consequences. And the consequence of her choice threatens to destroy the very fabric of her being.

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Think sci-fi, lost romance, and lots of fighting sequences mixed together to create an action packed dystopian novel. Starting as a normal, spoiled teenager, Celaine Stevens’ life ends at 17 with the death of her family. Years later, she is faced with leaving the love of her life or getting revenge on the mad man who killed her family; the mad man who continues to wreck havoc in the United States with terroristic bombings and killings.

The novel follows her choice and its consequences. After disappearing from her nearly perfect life, Celaine’s choices shove wedges into the lives of her boyfriend and best friend with possibly deadly consequences. Celaine’s new abilities put her face to face with The Man in Black and an epic battle is fought to save the life of her lost love and hundreds of others. Facing yet another tragic loss, Celaine gets lost in depression and following her new purpose to bring down The Man in Black.

This novel is packed with a ton of action and adventure with just a taste of tragic love. I enjoyed the sarcastic heroine and her twisted story. The author does an excellent job of character building and I look forward to continuing Celaine’s story.


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Biography (via

Sara “Furlong” Burr was born on February 1, 1982, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. At an early age, when it became apparent she wouldn’t have the luxury of skating through life on her looks or athletic prowess, Sara found her true passion in writing. While in fifth grade, she wrote her first “novel”(whose name escapes her at the moment) about five friends who win a trip to Hawaii. At ninety-something pages, it was her crowning achievement during her childhood (you may now begin drawing your own conclusions on how sad a childhood Sara actually had).

After focusing much of her adult life on her family and career as a paralegal, Sara found the voices in her head becoming unrelenting and she returned to her true passion. Currently, she’s working on the sequel to Enigma Black entitled Vendetta Nation. She’s also tossing around ideas for a chick-lit book about two ill-fated lovers (Lord, help her).

When she’s not writing, Sara enjoys reading (pretty much a given), attempting to garden, shopping (prerequisite to being a woman), and spending time with her family and friends who somehow manage to tolerate her numerous disappearances propagated by infrequent bouts of inspiration.

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I'm 30 years year old and live in Texas. I'm married to an awesome guy and we have a 3 year old son. I'm a licensed social worker. I love reading and will read about any genre.