Transcend by Scarlett Dawn – A Book Review

Posted October 23, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Dystopian, Fantasy, Reviews, Romance / 3 Comments

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(Origins – Book 2)

by Scarlett Dawn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dystopian Fantasy Romance
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Transcend is a wonderful romance, though there is a questionable and slightly painful arc in the Metaplot… it’s a good story and worth reading. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

The bestselling, groundbreaking Origin series continues with Transcend. Women are disappearing in New City, and the Corporate Army assigns their best soldiers to the case. In a world still recovering from war and death, every woman is needed for the survival of the human race.

Mina Kramer is a socialite in New City. She smiles for her father’s business associates, laughs at all their jokes, and acts the perfect daughter. When she’s suddenly abducted from a party at Baker Corporation, her whole world turns sideways. The kidnappers aren’t asking for her family’s money, the one item her parents have plenty of. With only confusion and captivity in her future, she prays for a rescue by her parents.

Except her saviors come in the form of the all-power Mr. Finn Baker and Poppy Carvene, a tiny sprite of a woman. And they don’t return her to her parents. Mr. Baker decides he wants to keep her and use her as bait to flush out the kidnappers’ leader.

Mina must push her fears aside or dive deeper into them. Does she want to run to her parents, who are safe? Or will she transcend to a woman who fights criminals bent on destroying New City? And can she overcome her startling feelings for the sexy Mr. Baker, a man who harbors secrets of his own?

Thoughts on Transcend

I don’t know. I really don’t know.

I loved the romance between the two main characters, their snark and attraction is delightful…. but taking the main characters from book 1 and throwing them…. heck, I don’t know what they were thrown into.

I won’t spoil anything, but this book made me nervous for characters I’ve grown to love. Things are heating up, the original, tainted six are mobilizing and the villain behind the darkness is whispering.


  • It’s Scarlett Dawn… enough said.
  • World building is expansive.
  • Great main characters.
  • The meta plot becomes a little clearer here.


  • Poppy and God…..
  • Cass…. what the what?
  • Main romance felt like a throw away or superfluous to other aspects of the tale.


First Person, Single POV

Ending Type

HEA, Episodic



Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range



4 out of 5 Stars

A fantasy romance with a dystopian aura – well written and vital to the Origins series. TBR today. Free on KU.

Published June 17th, 2017
232 Pages

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Your Turn

What are you reading today? Have you read this series yet? What’s published of it, at least? Fair warning, it is NOT complete, and there is no publication date for the next book. Still a great series to sink your teeth into. What other Scarlett Dawn books have you read? Leave a comment, I would love to chat!


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