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Today I have my book review of
Captive of Wolves, by Eva Chase.
Captive of Wolves is the first book in the Bound to the Fae series.
Trigger / Content Warnings: Bullying, Torture, Torture Mention, Cut mention, Blood mention, Blood, Self Harm mention, light sex scenes, Death, Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, Abuse, Physical Abuse. Stockholm Syndrome.
My blood is their salvation… and my ruin.
For years, the monsters who killed my family have held me in a cage. Brutalized and half-starved. Only kept alive so they can steal my blood.
Until one evening when four eerily gorgeous men break me out of my prison.
They give me a soft bed and delicious food. They say they’ll protect me—but their generosity may come at a price.
My rescuers are monsters like my captors: fae who shift into wolves. A curse gripping the faerie realm turns them wild under the full moon. Only my blood can cure their rage.
These fearsome men need me, and not just to lift the curse. A tragedy left them outcasts, and offering me to their rulers could win them back the home and the power they lost.
No matter how kindly they treat me, no matter how their smoldering eyes and strong hands stir unfamiliar desires in both my body and my heart, their castle is just another prison. As long as I’m a prize more than a person, my life will never be my own.
I’ve survived this long without giving up. I won’t roll over now. But how can one damaged human girl hold her own against the savage fae?
*Captive of Wolves is the first in a new paranormal romance saga featuring possessive wolf shifters, fraught fae politics, and a wounded heroine coming into her own. Grab it now and get swept away in the fantasy!*
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
Captive of Wolves was, for the most part, interesting and a pretty enjoyable read. There was one point in the story that really surprised me. Yet once that scene ended, and that character was no longer a problem, the story truly seem to expand and flourish into a warmer story.
Unfortu-fuck-antely, Captive of Wolves is a Stockholm Syndrome story. Our main character doesn’t fall for her captors. At least, not right away. Actually, to be frank, and completely honest with you, once I realized that this story was pretty stockholm syndrome-ish I was completely turned off by the story. I didn’t want to finish it, but I did, in hopes that the main character would have a different outcome in the end. She didn’t, and that’s why I’m not going to be continuing on with the series.
A bird in a cage is still a caged bird; even when the bird is moved to a better-looking cage, or when the bird wants to stay, in the end.
I ended up giving Captive of Wolves, 2 stars.
To be fairly honest with you, I’m incredibly tempted to read the second book. I’m at war with myself over this, because this book is just that. a book. Complete fiction at it’s best.
Have you read anything by Eva Chase?
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