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Many years have passed since the Great War that destroyed over three quarters of the world’s population. Now, humans and supernaturals alike have learned how to survive in the new world. For Avery Hendrin, the eldest daughter of the man who brought light back to the world, life has taken a turn for the worse. Sold into slavery after her father’s death, Avery’s only concernMany years have passed since the Great War that destroyed over three quarters of the world’s population. Now, humans and supernaturals alike have learned how to survive in the new world. For Avery Hendrin, the eldest daughter of the man who brought light back to the world, life has taken a turn for the worse. Sold into slavery after her father’s death, Avery’s only concern is keeping her younger sister safe. Branded as a witch and rejected by her own kind because of her red hair, Avery resigns herself to a life in the slave house until a chance meeting with a powerful Lycan named Tristan Williams.Although Tristan does not believe the human’s tales of the Reds being witches, he has no need for Avery. He’s in search of a nanny for his young children and after an impassioned plea from the redhead, agrees to hire her younger sister as his nanny. However, his beloved daughter Sophia has an immediate connection with Avery and Tristan cannot deny her request to purchase Avery as well, despite the discord it will bring to his household.Struggling to accept her new life as a slave and to ignore her almost immediate attraction to Tristan, Avery tries to hide her healing powers from him but exposes her gift when she saves Tristan’s adopted brother from death.Tristan believes his obsession with Avery is nothing more than lust. Determined to bed her despite her strange powers, will he convince her to accept her new life or give her the freedom she craves?...

Title : Red Moon
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ISBN : 9781301117093
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Number of Pages : 179 Pages
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Red Moon Reviews

  • Lover of Romance
    2018-10-11 01:46

    oh what a book!!! So amazing, I just couldn't put this one down. Red Dawn shocked me in how much I loved it. I got it at B&N for .99 cents, but boy I would totally have paid more for it. It had romance...a intense setting, paranormal creatures, and one sexy wolf. We have a story of two lovers that find their HEA through struggle and pain. Loved every moment. Can't wait for the second one.

  • Deborah
    2018-09-18 01:43

    So much potential but.....After reading the synopsis I just knew I had to read this book and since the synopsis is so complete I won't bother with my usual summary I'll just give my opinion.The idea behind this book was interesting and it started really well, Avery was a strong character, she had to be due to all the abuse directed at her purely because of her hair colour, the prejudice made difficult reading at times.Tristan started off well and I was quite excited that I'd finally found a really outstanding shifter book, it soon became apparent that my enthusiasm and excitement were misplaced as this soon went the usual way of loads of sex and not much else.Avery started off strong but then she became a shadow of her earlier character, taking everything and saying nothing, even when given the opportunity.Tristan couldn't make up his mind what he wanted and in the end all the back and forth was just too much for me, sex, no sex, sex, not seeing each other for days, sex....you get the idea.Initially this world sounded fantastic a dystopian world where humans, werewolves, vampires and faerie's all live but this book didn't elaborate, it became predictable and for me it was a wasted opportunity.

  • ❋
    2018-10-11 01:45

    DNFThe concept was interesting but the execution was not.I'm going to keep this short since I'm running low on time. The characters were bland and I felt very little of anything really for them. They were too one-dimensional with a pig-headed hero and a weak-willed heroine. I felt like Tristan was very much driven by lust and Avery was unable to use common sense, getting her into the most ridiculous of situations. I was also desperate to learn more of the world that was built but found that where usually the first book in a paranormal romance novel is dense with world building, a lot was assumed and very lightly touched upon. Also, with all of the controversy concerning Reds being witches, I did wonder how that would be out of the ordinary in a place where there are faeries and lycans. Avery's healing ability was intriguing and I was hooked from her first healing of baby Nicolas. However, when it came to Marshall (her sister's love interest and the hero's friend), suffice to say, heavy kissing, petting and groping ensues and all in front of our hero. Not her finest hour. Intimate contact and skin on skin touch is necessary with her gift of healing (so yes they were both naked, entwined and umm...yep) however I felt that the author possibly took it too far since it was with someone who wasn't the hero and was also after Avery and Tristan had been together or as they very often said, "fucked". This is personal but if it isn't used in a dirty but sexy talk manner, it just seems very coarse in describing their coupling- especially in a romantic novel. Anyway, back to the story, Avery managed to succeed in healing him so props to her. Although, I'm afraid to say, it is a real hassle to read about weak heroines and for me, Avery was the very epitome of the word. Tristan was also a bit of meh character. I never really felt any strong emotions regarding any of the characters or the situations. That, to me, is when I have found a book that isn't worth my time. I wasn't even perturbed when the Marshall scene happened-which in any other book I would have been squirming and as raging as the hero. Tristan was okay, although I felt the author tried hard to depict him as the alpha hero he certainly was not. Also, just to add, the formal and somewhat outdated form of speech was just a nuisance since it's meant to be in the future yet they spoke as if they were in the past.Finally, for all the physical chemistry and sparks, this book and the romance fell flat for me. It was a pretty silly read and not awfully well thought out. And what's probably most upsetting is the potential that glimmered but never shone.

  • Rosanna
    2018-09-29 06:59

    What a gem this book is. I loved it!This story has a strong heroine and one very sexy alpha Lycan. It was steamy and entertaining from beginning to end!Excellent story and writing. A must read for PRN fans. I will definitely read more from this author.

  • Megpie
    2018-10-04 01:50

    I liked this one though the heroine was too weak for me and I didn't understand the world at all. There's never a clear description of what happened to the world and I'm still kinda confused about it. Also I never really got why "Reds" were considered bad. Because they have magic? There's fairies, and lycans, and vampires but they all don't like "reds" (people with red hair) because they maybe had magic? Come on now. Didn't seem logical to me. And I hated how everyone talked like they were from a hundred years ago when it's supposed to be hundreds of years in the future right? Their speech was stilted and very formal, I just didn't like it. Overall this was an okay read. I liked it enough but I didn't love it.

  • Kelly
    2018-10-10 03:43

    It was a good book for the most part - The relationship was very frustrating to me though. It felt like there was to much back and forth. Lots of drama, hidden feelings, secrets, etc. The heroine, Avery, for the most part was a passive character. She was a slave bought by Tristan. I am not sure what time period this was. She accepted way to much shit to keep her sister safe. And it irked me to no end that she kept secrets from the hero, Tristan. She was beat, almost raped, some serious shit but didn't want to tell him. The hero, Tristan, was semi OK for me. I thought he cared for her, then I didn't, then I did again. Overall a decent story. The sex scenes were hot. The authors writing was good.

  • BooK-O-Holic
    2018-09-20 06:55

    Hot damn that was a good book! Avery, the heroine, was such an awesome character. She was definitely a favorite for me. At times things became very rough for Avery and her sister Maya, but mostly just her. Once she and her sister were purchased by the pig headed, arrogant, sexy as all get out, lord Tristan things got a little easier for Maya, but Avery continued to struggle with society's backwater view that red heads are all witches. Her strength is continually tested by those who fear her or find her inferior because she is human, but Avery continues to stay strong and stand by her convictions.I just loved this book and I loved how Avery continued to stay strong and true to herself. She is a better person than I would have been in her situation. It would be hard for me to not be bitter at some of the injustices she faced. And lord Tristan was no help. Don't get me wrong, I loved his arrogant, charismatic, take charge attitude but in the beginning he was just an ass and wanted to use Avery like everyone else has in her life. It's not until his growing fascination with her does he start to treat Avery as more.As far as the "love" scenes go they were very hot and started off fairly quickly. Once Avery is purchased and cleans up a bit Lord Tristan realizes what a beauty she is and begins to pursue her relentlessly.Oh and I loved/hated Tristan's grandmama. I don't want to give away too much but like I said I loved/hated that woman. She was very blunt at times and almost cruel but in a nice way meaning, I guess that she wasn't trying to be a bitch but didn't want Avery dream of the possibly of more than her life was now. At the same time though I just wanted to punch her in the mouth.Overall I would rate this book 4.5.

  • Cinnamingirl
    2018-10-14 05:55

    I started reading this book last night while high, and even that didn't really make it better. I got it for free though, so it wasn't a horrible way to spend a few hours, although next time I'm as bored/annoyed with a story I'll probably just stop in the middle. Too little time for shitty books, right? Seriously. This could have actually been interesting if the author had bothered to include more information about the world the characters live in *in the novel* rather than just putting it all in the synopsis blurb. I have no idea why there are werewolves, or why the world ended, or why people with red hair are suddenly considered witches. Also, there are a lot of scenes where consent gets really blurry. And to be honest I've never fallen for the trope where people have lots of sex and then are omg-suddenly-in-love. The "conflict" that Avery feels is just...meh. Like for fuck's sake, TALK TO YOUR PARTNER. Preferably before you almost die/are sent away. It's possible that I have reached a point in my life where I just have no patience for the bullshit that passes for emotional intelligence in romance novels. Seriously, not everything needs to be this big of a deal. Just communicate.And lastly - learn the difference between plural 's' and possessive 's', for fuck's sake!

  • Teri
    2018-09-25 01:49

    So....my review didn't save and that pisses me off, so this will be much shorter than my original review. Things I liked: The paranormal aspect wasn't shoved down my throat. There weren't walls of dialogue or long bland explanations and descriptions, things were how they were and that was it and it worked.I liked Tristan. He was very sweet and this wasn't even mentioned really, it was in his actions and allowed to speak for itself--well done.Sofia--could she have been cuter?Maya and Marshall (though I wasn't sure about Marshall at first.)Tristan's mother--even when she broke my heart I couldn't hate her.Avery. Avery was a strong, good character. She could have gotten revenge on those that harmed her and she never did. Her love was obvious and she always thought of the bigger picture without giving into her emotions. What I didn't care for: people as property--God I hate it! Victoria...ugh...was this harlot even necessary (I mean...she was, but damn it all if I didn't want to hurt her!)Overall, I really enjoyed it. I would recommend and read more from this author.

  • Kimmy
    2018-09-30 06:06

    Avery started off as a very strong person when first introduced to the readers. She was strong in character and a way distant all due to all the abuse directed at her because of her hair color, but then she became a shadow of her earlier character as the story progress. Taking everything and saying nothing, even when given the opportunity - the role of hiding her abuse made me mad. I don't mind when female lead characters are not so strong willed due to their personalities but when intentionally changing their character annoys me. Along with Tristan calling her girl and her continuously calling him lord was infuriating. Then the sex was activating as well. Sex. No sex. You need me. Sex. Stay away. Dammit it I miss him. Sex. No sex. It's best this way. He saved me I have to return it. Sex. No sex. Sex. No sex. Like seriously the most illogical thinking ever. Ending is cliché. I would have been pissed if I would have bought this book.

  • JJH--Judy
    2018-10-18 07:39

    4 1/2-5 stars. Really enjoyed it. I liked the heroine a lot--she was strong, didn't care what other people felt about her, and went through A LOT. The reason this book wasn't a solid 5 stars for me was because the hero, clearly a possessive alpha male (wolf-whatever) did nothing to stop the abuse the heroine a was suffering from members of his staff--and he knew what was going on. I get that she was purchased as a slave, but this did not sit right with me. One this that I found different about this book was the time period of which is was written. I kept forgetting it takes place in the future after a "great war". The people speak almost in a medieval way with "my Lord", they travel by carriage, and the women wear "shifts" as undergarments--but then like zippers and twinkle lights are mentioned. I personally didn't mind this, just felt it was interesting. With all things considered, I really did like this book and would recommend it.

  • Gabriela
    2018-10-05 02:45

    I'll have to agree with another reviewer on the matter of Tristan and his chosen way to address Avery. I might be tempted to become part of the world if only for the chance to knee him in the family jewels. Gosh, he had moments when he frustrated me so bad. I had a couple of scenes where I wasn't entirely sure if I was comfortable with the plot, but it proved to be just fine. I had thought I'd really like Avery but she came across as a great, lovely, doormat and while the juicy scenes were great, I felt that the characters could have grown loads. And I mean LOADS. I was addicted to it, though, kind of like you can't turn your head away from a train wreck. There was plenty of the rolling around stuff and that was all nice and satisfying, if only there had been better character development. Gah. But yeah, I'll recommend this for a mindless afternoon lazing in bed. Can't always have it all. :)

  • Holly
    2018-09-29 09:01

    This book is currently free for both Nook and Kindle, so grab it quickly! I just could NOT put this book down last night. I can't really pinpoint why I like this book so much. It isn't deep, there isn't much worldbuilding, and I can't quite figure out why Avery fell in love with Tristan. But despite all that, I found this to be an entertaining, steamy read. It's free, so why not give it a try yourself?

  • Mei
    2018-09-21 05:39

    I didn't like neither the hero nor the heroine... She was too doormat and he was too an egoistical bully... :(But I liked the story and the world building: that was ineteresting and that waas why I gave 3 stars. :)I'm curious to read the next book, but I'm a little bit afraid too... what if I don't like the MCs again?!!! O_o

  • Fiona
    2018-10-13 01:42

    4.5 stars

  • Sj Smithson
    2018-09-20 08:04

    Great start to a brilliant seriesI have read this book several times and I still love it.The futuristic yet simplistic living due to a great war that has desimated the population and left whole cities deserted.Tristan buys Avery and her sister Maya from a slave house when his young daughter Sophia demands it.His infatuation with Avery is almost instantaneous but many have heard rumours of Red haired people's powers and warn Tristan away, his mother included.When Avery is kidnapped Tristan must decide if they are right or wrong.

  • Vicki
    2018-09-17 10:02

    Re-building after a world war in a world with vampires, werewolves and fairies and witches. Avery and Maya have been sold into slavery by their mother for drug money. They are bought by Lord Tristan a Lycan that has a lonely little girl and her sickly little brother needing a nanny. Avery has a secret she is a healer but she also has red hair so humans, lycans and others call her a witch and want to burn her. Great new world building. Liked this.

  • Jodie (JCT)
    2018-09-28 07:46

    Great book now I want more. I really enjoyed this would love to know more about the world of red moon though and will be reading the rest of the books later. From the moment I first meet Avery i feel in love with her.

  • Leah
    2018-09-26 02:02

    2.5 ⭐️

  • Sabrina
    2018-10-09 09:04

    I literally had tears towards the end of this book. Like, I actually cried a little. The romance wasn’t soppy but intense and passionate and had my heart fluttering!! So. So. So good!!

  • Kbrazell
    2018-10-05 07:52

    I liked this world very much - which is probably why it earned 3 stars (versus the 1 star the male lead and plot deserved).

  • Brit Andrews
    2018-09-25 06:39

    Honestly have no idea what to say about this book. I think I kept reading to the end just to see if anything started to make some kind of sense. Hmm.. Not really. It seemed like such a great story aside from the terrible people in it there was just so much missing. Like there was a lack of any explanation about the world they lived in the time period or anything to tell you anything about pretty much anything. I don't get the whole thing about people with red hair why so many people seemed to be sold into slavery for no reason or why any of those slaves were so satisfied with their lives Tristan’s only redeeming quality was in the fact that he kept Nicolas even though he wasn't his otherwise he was a horrible person who was very selfish and childish. And he wondered why his wife left him? And really if he actually cared about Avery why didn't he just let her go? Why sell her to someone else? That made no sense to me at all and I mean she could have asked for that but nope these were highly insensible people who had no kind of common sense living in a world where sense obviously doesn't. Even so I didn't hate the book it just could have been better. I guess I could understand most of the things Avery did and why but she was stupid too. Maya was very immature. The house staff were almost all completely terrible. I know not everybody can be nice but this just seemed to be the largest concentration of horrible people all in one house. Mrs. Lanning deserved much worse punishment and maybe so karmic retribution for everything she did. But really the most annoying part of this whole darn book was the repeated use of the word "girl". Like why? Why was that necessary every other time someone spoke? Aside from the fact that obviously Avery was a grown woman why was it necessary for him to keep calling her "girl"? And not just him almost everybody did and it was by far the most annoying thing in the world. Despite the terrible people nonexistent backstory no detail at all about the world or time period or the fact that everybody said "aye" all the time instead of a simple "yes" and the "hero" of the story being almost the worst person in the whole story.... It wasn't that bad. The concept was interesting and I did finish it but it just needed a little more work and a lot more detail.

  • Bernadette
    2018-09-23 05:43

    I haven't read anything from this author and I absolutely loved it! It's set in the future and takes place after the Great War. Since the war, the world has gone back to basics with no mod cons, travel is by horse and carriage and electricity is a luxury that seems to be rationed and only the wealthy can afford. Lycans, leeches (vampires) and faeries live openly amongst the humans and Lycans actually have a higher standing in society with humans being used, bought and sold as slaves.Tristian is a Landed Gentleman and the book starts with him at a slave house looking to purchase new house slaves as well as a nanny for his children. His relationship with his 7 year old daughter Sophia is strained due to his wife leaving with Sophia and going to the city over 5 years previously. At the slave house, Sophia take a shine to Avery because of her long red hair but Avery persuades Tristian to buy her younger sister Maya to be the nanny. Because he doesn't feel able to refuse Sophia anything, he also buys Avery simply because Sophia likes her.His decision is quickly rewarded when the group are attacked by faeries resulting in serious injury to Marshall, the adopted brother of Tristian. It is then that he discovers that Avery is a healer which is a very rare type of human.... so rare in fact that many people do not believe they exist. By the time she heals Marshall, she had already healed Sophia and Nicholas (Sophia's beloved baby brother) of various ailments. Avery keeps her 'power' hidden which has led to many believing she is a witch who it seems are burned at the stake when they are discovered.The story takes a kind of Downton Abbey or Upstairs Downstairs approach. Avery and Tristian fall in love but because of their stations in life, they can never be together.... or so decent society dictates. It is made worse by the arrival of old childhood friends Victoria and Hendrick who are from a 'good' family. Tristian's mother has invited them to stay and she fully expects Tristian and Victoria to wed especially as Sophia needs a good Lycan 'mother' to teach her how to become a good Lycan.Although this is set in the future, it also feels like it has a historical backdrop (which I don't normally like). They strangely work well together and I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.

  • Marsha
    2018-10-18 07:39

    It has been a while since I've enjoyed a book as thoroughly as I enjoyed "Red Moon." Elizabeth Kelly has a comfortable writing style that readily causes the reader to emphathize with the characters. If the truth be told, the plot is fairly predictable, the love making wonderful and the action is perfect. At times the dialogue evens borders on being a bit sappy; yet, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Now that, it the sign of a good story.Avery and her sister, Maya have been sold into slavery by none other than their drug addict mother. To make matters worse, Avery has red hair and is feared by most people because they believe she is a witch. When recently widowed Lycan, Lord Tristan is need of a nanny for his daughter, Sophia and his nephew, Nicholas. Upon entering a slave auction he looks for six slaves to take home. However, he wasn't counting on his daughter begging for him to purchase a red headed beauty. Avery's only desire is to secure a good position for her sister so that she is taken care of but when Lord Tristan purchases her as well, she cannot fight her attraction to the man.As Avery and Maya begin their new life, Maya finds happiness in the arms of Lord Tristan's best friend while Avery finds loathing and harsh treatment from the head of housekeeping. However, Lord Tristan is not about to have her abused and when he discovers her secret talent for healing more than just the life of his daughter and nephew is about to be changed.I really enjoyed this book and plan on investigating other books written by Ms. Kelly. If I had one recommendation, it would be that I wish the author would have done more world building and given us more insight into the world of the faeries, Lycan and leeches. This was a weak point in the book for me and would not have added that many more pages.

  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    2018-10-03 03:04

    Lately I've been reading a lot of supernatural romance but after reading Kresley Cole and her awesome Immortals After Dark series, they don't always measure up. The plots are weak, the world building is vague and the characters are cliche and just not complex or unique enough to warrant more than two stars and Red Moon, sadly just followed the pattern.I liked the idea of the world having been changed and who doesn't love the idea of Vamps, Werewolves and Others walking the face of an earth nothing like we know it? Unfortunately it wasn't enough for me.Like another reader mentioned before, the fact that the H always referred to the h as "girl" was so flipping annoying. She has a name Dbag, USE IT!!!! I mean I think I can honestly count on one hand the number of times H used h's actual name. Also didn't care for the whole Slave aspect. I couldn't connect with the jerk H or the dumb h. I wanted it to just end already. This could have been a great read if the author had made the H a little more compassionate and the h a little less of an emotionally starved horn dog. Also could have done without the whole "I have to be naked and all over you to heal" thing. FYI this also includes kissing and touching. And not just the H, the h does this to another man, in front of the H. And of course the author gives us ample description of the kissing and touching and rubbing of naked bods. Nope, not okay!I prefer my romance MCs to only think, touch, kiss and get naked with each other.

  • Jaime
    2018-09-27 02:43

    This is the second book I have read by Elizabeth Kelly and I must say that she is now one of my favorite authors. Her writing style is not only flawless, but it is easily read and very steamy. I really enjoyed the feel of this book because it was set in the future with an old world feel to it with lycans, fairies, witches and leeches. I was so mad at myself for not catching on to what a leech was when they were first mentioned. Oh and the fairies, they were not your cute little fly-around-granting-wishes-and-scattering-pixie-dust fairies. They were bad ass little soul suckers that wielded poison tipped spears. The main characters in this book (Avery and Tristan) were very likable and their chemistry jumped off the page. I loved that Tristan always tried to save Avery and take care of her when she was weak. I really felt for Avery and the way she was treated because of her hair color. Who knew having red hair could be a curse. It started to bother me that most people only saw her as "the Red" and not the strong and kind person she really was and that she would never tell Tristan when she was mistreated. I would find myself wanting to scream at my Nook, "just tell him!" and at one point I wanted to scream, "bite her!" (who am I kidding I actually did yell, "Bite her")...but that is a whole other story, which I will not go into because I don't want to spoil any part of the book. All in all I was pleasantly surprised by this book and I hope Elizabeth considers writing more books about this world because I wanted to know more about the Great War and all the creatures.

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-17 09:55

    This was a great book. It isn't at all what I was expecting from reading the excerpt but I'm glad I didn't over look this one. I loved the characters and the world that was built for them. There were a few quirks that bugged me a little. I feel some of the great idea's the author created to build the characters weren't followed through on. For instance, Avery would often keep an incident of abuse from Tristan, which I believe was to support her character of a good person that wasn't looking to cause trouble for others. But then there was never any point in the story that he found out and realized the extent of her goodness. I think this character description would have been more profound had he seen the full extent of who she was. And it did bug me that he allowed so many of his people to continue to abuse her before he did anything about it. But on the other hand, some of the characters were so well created that I felt like I would have loved to physically assault them myself. If you read the story you will find out yourself who invokes these very strong feelings of violence. I believe that is a mark of a very good story. But even with the few things that could use a little work it's still an amazing story and I have already purchased the next book in the series. It's already looking up to being even better than the first. This is one those series that have you saying, "one more chapter, then I'll go to bed." I've already lost a lot of sleep and I'm sure to lose a lot more before I'm done. But it's well worth.

  • momoko
    2018-09-25 07:44

    I really enjoyed reading this!Red Moon takes the paranormal premise (werewolves primarily) and mixes it with a historical feel.It takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where the society pretty much falls back to feudal times.I found the premise was very nicely written. I applaud the world-building the author has done! I'm able to immerse myself into the realm, so much so that I wish she will explore and give us detail of what happened to human society, and what has brought about the change to present times.(Minor spoilers)It would also be pretty cool to read about a prequel, about how James Hedrin rediscovered electricity and all that.Unfortunately I believe that is beyond the scope of this story (maybe perhaps, the whole series), and all of that sort of gets glossed over.But yes, I fell in love with the characters! I did find their initial attraction a little forced, but in the end, I was rooting for them.It was a little frustrating to read the whole "I shouldn't, I should!" situation. Nevertheless, I did find it enjoyable.The story as a whole is a nice pace, likeable characters. I am intrigued to read the rest of the series (which is the next gen)The only problem I found was that there was frequent mixup with than/then.Someone should proofread it and edit it again.I recommend it to anyone who enjoys werewolves and period romance. Plus there are some pretty steamy scenes :)

  • Arec Rain
    2018-10-02 06:58

    I don’t know what I was expecting going into this book, but it definitely wasn’t to be so impressed. I downloaded this novel on a whim but it was worth it. The reason I don’t give it 5 stars is because I wish the author had told us more about the world. Over the course of the novel, she gives us bits and pieces and it’s our job to put them together. However, I felt there was still much more she could elaborated on. For once, I actually wanted the author to write a couple paragraphs/pages discussing the history.I can’t say I loved the characters, but, despite their faults, I still cared about them. I felt for the female lead even when I thought that the author may be pushing it with all the trails she put her through. I also appreciate the male lead. He seemed a bit slow on the uptake but we can’t expect the characters to just do what we know is best for them. Then there wouldn’t be a story. The side characters were also interesting. I found myself waiting for any progress on the female lead's sister and her love interest.Overall, I thought it was a lovely story. I loved the world the author created and cared enough about the characters that I couldn’t put the book down until I finished it. I am very excited to read the continuation which features their son.

  • Felicia Wood
    2018-10-10 07:44

    Shocked by how much I enjoyed this book. Loved the idea, the setting, and the characters. The idea that society could revert back to slave times was way too interesting. Avery, a former rich girl sold into slavery along with her little sister, is strong determined, and brave, rather than being the bratty, petulant, down on her luck young woman you'd expect. This quote pretty much sums her up "All my life I have been different. My gift, my hair – it has set me apart from others. My father’s wealth and status protected me but I no longer have that luxury. All that matters to me now is keeping Maya safe. In order to do that, I need to blend in and avoid making enemies. Sleeping with you, receiving special treatment from you will not help me protect Maya. Do you understand that? “ I'm obviously missing something about this "Great War" since this series is called (the second generation), but was so well executed that I never felt lost. Tristian called Avery "Girl" and even though some might find it demeaning and annoying, I found it incredibly adorable and sexy; chills every time I read it. I'm a fan!