Wounded, Volume 1, Amy Lane


Wounded, Volume 1,  Amy Lane
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre:  New Adult,Sci-fi and Fantasy
You really need to read the earlier book,  Vulnerable and Wounded book one to understand all that goes on here or you’ll be lost. I bought Vulnerable  and reviewed Wounded  one and loved them both. Its a fabulous series, full of the best of the supernatural world, vampires, shape changers, elves and all sorts of strange people living hidden in plain sight in the “normal” world. I love the way Fae in a book lets in so much beautiful fantasy, the way it can be so magical and unexpected.
So Cory, Green and Co are still working out what to do about the enemy facing them. They’re still recovering from earlier losses, especially Cory, Green and Bracken, for whom Adrian’s death left a huge gap. Cory is still very weak from that last fight, and there are times when they struggling to feed strength to her and scared she won’t pull through. Enemies don’t give in though, and while they’re regrouping there are some terrifying events that have severe repercussions. Green people though are tough, they don’t cow down to bullies and there strength is that they aren’t afraid to fight for what’s right, to protect their people, whereas the enemy are selfish and don’t look after theirs so they don’t have that unswerving loyalty born through love and respect. That stands the group in good stead, but they still face a hard task, trying to do what’s right, what’s just, and not to let those suffer who don’t deserve it, even if the are on the “wrong” side. They want peace with a few causalities as possible.
Its another great read, so full of emotion and drama, magic and mystique. Its got ( for me ) a perfect ending. I miss Adrian – hates his death and so wish for some way of him coming back…he’s left a legacy of love though and that helps. I hate when good guys die, but that does keep things from being predictable…still, I wish he wasn’t the one to go – but I love Green, and of course Bracken, and Arturo – oh damn…there’s no-one I wouldn’t miss :- (
There’s sex here, lots of it, in multiples and without regard for gender. It fits though, is part of the story, part of the love and isn’t graphic, sometimes just being a simple touch that brings about the ending…so don’t be scared if you don’t want In Your Face, graphic sex., this isn’t that.
Stars: Five, another great instalment and I look forward to more.
ARC supplied 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 amazon.co.uk 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.

One response to “Wounded, Volume 1, Amy Lane”

  1. jeanniezelos says :

    I wrote to amy about the confusion and she was kind enough to explain what happened.
    Originally these books were self-published–starting with Vulnerable ten years ago. The editing was heinous and the books were really oversized. By most publishing standards, 100K is plenty long for a book an 140K is where everybody but the epic fantasy publishers top out. Wounded was 190K. Bound and Rampant were both around 210K words per book. So when my publisher offered to edit and republish the books (which is a HUGE endeavor!) they needed to cut the longer books in half.

    If I rename the books, I’m afraid people who have already bought their copies will buy them again–and that’s really a horrible thing to do to the consumer. We needed to have the name identification to be exact– but we needed the smaller books because the larger ones were breaking the price points. (I’m told this is BAD, really really BAD.)

    The original order was: Vulnerable, Wounded (1&2), Bound (1&2), Rampant (1&2), and Quickening (1&2) (NEW and being released in 2017)– but there are also some “satellite” (sic) books that will help understanding the books themselves.

    Here’s a post I wrote after Rampant came out– it might help. http://writerslane.blogspot.com/2011/05/little-goddess-unwrapped.html — Hopefully it will hep you 🙂

    As for the covers, I’ll suggest we make them more disparate–but right now, this is the fix we have for taking this old series and making it new again.

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