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Trigger / Content Warnings: Torture, Torture mention, Stabbing, Blood, Poisoning, Fighting, Fighting to the death, Beheading, Beheading mention, mentions of Child Abuse, (rough/’normal’) sex scenes, detailed sex scenes.
They lied to me. All of them.
I was raised to believe that I was a warrior witch, someone who made the world a little safer. On my sixteenth birthday, I found out that I’m nothing more than a monster myself – a fae abomination created to protect the queen of the Fallen.
For eight long years I ran from the fae who’d have me take up my place at the queen’s side. Then I found him, my light in the darkness. Someone I could trust. Sean was my chance at a normal life. At freedom.
He was the worst of them. He gave me everything I thought I wanted. I gave him my heart, and in turn he sold me to the queen.
The court is a cold and cruel place. There is no kindness for a creature like me. They tried to break me, to make me into one of them. I endured far more darkness and punishment than I’d ever have thought possible. I was lost, broken.
One day they threw me to the wolves. Little did they know that those beautiful creatures were my fated life bonds. Three incredible predators who would take on the world to keep me safe. To see me smile.
The court wanted me to be a monster, a creature forged of blood and shadow. Now, with my life bonds at my side, I will show them just how monstrous I really am.
Fallen is a darkish paranormal reverse harem romance not suitable for sensitive readers. It features a strong heroine, and three devoted men who’d take on the world for their lifebond.
This book was previously called Fallen. The content is exactly the same. Only the cover and title changed.
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.
First opening the book and diving into Feral, I had high hopes for the story. Not gonna lie.
Feral felt like an incredibly long book–but is one of those books where, when you manage to reach the last page of the story, everything that you had just read didn’t feel like much at all.
There are a ton of fighting scenes within Feral. So for those of us (sometimes myself included) who like reading and enjoy a good action/fighting scene, Feral is definitely a book to take into consideration.
However, if you are someone who doesn’t like reading about sex, I highly suggest you not read Feral, since there are probably the same amount of sexual scenes as there are fighting (scenes), if not more (sexual). — For me personally, I’m okay with a sex scene. Hell, bring ’em on. Bring the heat, the smut, whatever you call it, I’ll probably read it. Which is why I’m saying that even I had trouble reading the sex scenes in Feral.
I can’t recall if I’ve ever read a book wherein the main character could shifter into two other forms. Two forms which are completely different in nature to one another. Somehow the viciousness of each animal truly compliments the main character, and the way that she does things.
If there was something that I wished would have had more of a focus on within Feral, it would be the main character’s dream. I love that our main gal here wants to learn as many Olde languages–shifter languages included– as she can. I’m ticked off that there’s the smallest of mentions in Feral.
However, if there is ever a second book (since Feral is a standalone), I hope that the plot line would have more focus on the main character’s passion in life.
The different views were cool to read from, if a bit bland.
Overall, I’m giving Feral, 1.5 stars.
Have you read Feral? What did you think of it?
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