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(The Breaking Series – Book 1)
by Persephone Steele
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Medium Burn, High Fantasy RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
This is a strange mix of High Fantasy and Modern Snark – wrapped in an intriguing bow that doesn’t really tell you much. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Just a small-town girl, living in a…dangerous world.
Tyrannical psycho running the world? Check.
Loyal and bloodthirsty followers? Check.
Somehow becoming Arcantens most wanted criminal? Check.
I don’t really know what is going on, but the newfound interest in me probably has something to do with my gift somehow manifesting itself into a sassy sentient tornado. And this bitch is needy! She’s cool and all…but what am I supposed to do with all the unwanted attention she’s bringing to me? And I’m not just talking about the power hungry Vojka forcing me on the run. She seems to think she can start zapping sexy men and claiming them for herself, no questions asked.
But I have a lot of questions…and unfortunately not a lot of answers.
I guess I’ll just keep fumbling through life, laughing at all the penis jokes, and getting into as much mischief as I can while I still have my head.
My Thoughts on Defied
This is a high fantasy, but imbued with all the snark and verve of a modern paranormal or Urban Fantasy. Set on a different world with multiple suns, it dances with familiar mythology while carving out its own path – one that seems to be leading to an epic battle of both the past and the future. Oh, and it is very much in line with the hero’s journey – even starting with a tragedy.
I had fun with it, even if some of the events felt jarring in their placements.
First Person, Single POV (With limited Multiple POV)
Soft Cliff, more of a “To Be Continued….”
Adult – R
MFMM (This means there are 3 male love interests, 1 female and there may be M/M in future installments)
Character Age Range:
My Final Verdict on Defied
This book is just flat out fun, even as it plays with heavier topics and a world that is subdued. The characters are lively, entertaining and enticing in their pseudo immaturity. In a way, their attitudes and nuances felt misplaced in the meta story, yet it just works – and I am eager to see what happens next. Free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published January 19, 2021
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