The Unleashing,Shelly Laurenston,

The Unleashing,Shelly Laurenston,
Genre: Romance, Sci Fi & Fantasy
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Having not read any of Shelley’s novels I wasn’t sure what to expect, what her writing style was, and TBH I found this read really confusing to begin with. Once I got to around 12% I went back to beginning as I’d kind of lost the plot ( literally!) and I found that was a good move as I’d an idea by then of how the world and characters was shaping up.
Kera – I really liked her, and especially the way she was so anti killing just for the hell of it. She needed a reason, it was no good telling her that Crows kill, and she just had to do as she was told, and I’m with her there. It made some the others feel she was a bit of a wimp, and they were angry with her. I can see their point when the people and creatures they sometimes deal with won’t hesitate to kill them, and there isn’t always time to stop and assess, and if Kera couldn’t kill when she had to then she risked all of their lives. They needed to function as a team and support each other. Kera had reasons though, mot just the morality of it, though that played a part but something else too that comes clearer further in the book, and once they understood that their fears were less. Her sister Crows: there were some mixed characters, but their creed was Crows look after each other – can’t exactly recall what it was, but it meant whatever their personal feelings they always had each others back. Kera’s dog, Bridie Hawaii – she was a real star and I loved her. Vig and his  Raven friends were a good mix. He was a fun person, so attracted and gentle to Kera and yet others were terrified of him and his “1,000 yard stare”! Loved it.
Its a big undertaking setting a new series in a world so different to the usual paranormal reads, but it makes for a fun story, and one I enjoyed. It didn’t have that 5* can’t pout down feel but as a first book delivering the beginnings of a new series it was certainly a good read, and makes me want to consider more of the series. Its got a great mix of characters, an exciting storyline with the potential for lots of new and unusual plots and some terrific snippets of humour that lightened some of the darker moments.  –
Stars: Four, a great start to a new series. Its possible once I’m further in to the series, that if I go back and re read I’d rate this a five. That’s happened before for me!
ARC provided by Netgalley and publishers.


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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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