A mental hospital.
Reese Salt doesn’t know where she is or where she came from. She’s battling a darkness inside that makes her do things … inhumane things. This is how Reese wakes up after being locked away in a hospital for the mentally insane for over a year.
A year of being away from everything.
Reese’s next journey takes her across the world for training she needs to fight her greatest enemy—Dermetheus. The man who destroyed her life and plans to destroy the world. Can she find the strength to battle the beast inside to be who she needs to be?
With Reese being absent, things are chaotic for everyone left behind in Jackson. Shayla is forced to step up as leader and can’t seem to catch a break from the forces moving against them. Are they fighting a losing battle? Will Reese ever return?
Hope seems lost.
All they can do is believe in themselves in a time of despair. No matter what happens.
War is coming.
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I didn’t really find this book very easy to read, even though the blurb had sounded very intriguing. While it could have been easier to read if I’d read the previous book/s in the series, I wasn’t really able to connect emotionally with the characters.
There was a lot of potential, especially when it came to the darkness… but the constant switching between the different first person POVs was really distracting and I didn’t feel the characters were different enough for the multiple POVs to really work.
I didn’t really follow what any of the characters’ relationships with each other were like. I’d thought that some of them were friends, but there seemed to be a distinct lack of caring, especially when many of the characters were captured and the response from another character was, ‘They’re probably dead’.
I would have liked some more details about the history of the characters and what they could do. I only really saw three different kinds of supernatural creatures, but there wasn’t much detail about what the Snake Demons were like, for instance. There could have been a lot of potential in the interactions between Shayla and Lyric… but I was disappointed to see all of that glossed over.
There were some really cringeworthy moments in this book and I felt that the characters came across as really over-the-top. I didn’t really understand why Reese was apparently faking her own death… or why no one apart from Shayla seemed to be really concerned about that.
There was too much in the way of telling rather than showing and I found this book did drag in places. There were also too many insta!love connections. I was rolling my eyes when Harley confessed his love for Reese at the end of the book, despite there being hardly any conversations between them both.
I did find this book to be really difficult to read and I didn’t really enjoy it. I don’t plan to read any more books in this series.
About The Author
R. S. Broadhead lives in Jackson, Alabama with her husband of ten years, their two little girls, and a pug named Wednesday Love the Duchess, or Winnie for short. She has a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in business administration. She loves to snowboard, travel (Australia is her favorite place so far), and dance (not professionally, just whenever she feels like it). When she was sixteen-years-old, her and her friends would take pictures and make up funny stories about them. Fourteen years later, UNVEILED was born. UNVEILED, her first novel, is the first book in a four book series.
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