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The Lost and the Chosen (The Lost Sentinel – Book 1)
by Ivy Asher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Slow Burn, UF RH
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down and Dirty
AMAZING Book! Read this.
What is it about?
22 year old Vinna is a special kind of trouble, one that enjoys a good fight, knocks out Vampires and just happens to be covered with magical Runes that grant her unusual powers. Those runes hold secrets and mystery she is dying to discover, yet those answers evade her amongst the rough and dangerous life she leads. Until the day she quite literally stumbles into a raging battle filled with blades, fireballs, shifters and magic.
Suddenly, Vinna’s world is ripped sideways, throwing her into a new realm where nothing is as it seems and the answers to her very existence may lay just around the corner.
More from the Blurb on Goodreads (Because I like it!):
“Now, I’m looking for answers and trying to piece together what the hell is going on. Paranormal is my new way of life. It’s not going to be easy, and I’m not exactly welcome.
That is, until I meet the boys, and trust me, they are anything but boyish.
I’m up against elders who think I’m too powerful, a family who views me as a threat, and something lurking in the shadows that’s been coming for me my whole life.
There’s not a chance in hell I’m going down without a fight. I’m not lost anymore, and I’m about to show this world exactly what I can do.”
The line I used up there, “Where nothing is as it seems” is the PERFECT way to describe this book. Hailed as a RH series, I was perturbed and slightly put off during the first part of the book as the men she meets are far older than Vinna. While this is not exactly something to scoff at (or out of my wheelhouse), it is unusual in this genre, and considering that she flat out kicks their butts within ten minutes of meeting the middle aged grouping, I was confused.
That confusion built as the pages collected, then promptly dissolved when the REAL, and obvious, harem shows up in CHAPTER 15! So, fair warning…. keep with the story, it snowballs from ‘good’ to ‘bloody awesome’ as it grows! And I am not just talking about the harem here, though those guys are amazing all on their own – I am talking about the plot itself. Complex, woven and far reaching, it paints this book firmly into the “Must Read” category.
First Person, Single POV
- Very well written.
- Very well edited.
- Character development, at least when it comes to Vinna. Her voice literally speaks through the pages, bleeding into every crevice the plot could possibly create.
- Twists and turns…. there are so many! Again, nothing is as it seems.
- The story smacks you, then coaxes you to love it.
- The big reveal is brilliantly ‘BIG’.
- Cliffhanger… painful.
- Some of the twists and turns are tragic… yet tragically needed.
- The guys are very important, but then again… they often are not in terms of plot.
This book managed to surprise me more than once and kept me entertained from beginning to end. I highly recommend this to all fans of RH novels and Urban Fantasy! A definite Must Read.
Published November 17th, 2018
Please note, this is a Reverse Harem novel with scenes and sexual situations more suited to mature audiences. 18+
If you enjoyed this review, please be sure to check out a few of my other ones:
- Destined Darkness by Tessa Cole – A Book Review
- Free Spirit by H.A. Wills – A Book Review
- Don’t Bait Me by Jackie May – A Book Review
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