Series: Servants of Fate #2
Published by 47North Release date : March 24th, 2015
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Source: The Publisher | Format: eARC
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Galena Margolis, a brilliant scientist with a tragic past, is determined to fulfill her destiny and develop the vaccine that could save millions. Yet when Galena’s test subjects meet with foul play, it’s clear that someone is still determined to stop her, and that Galena herself is a target. As the Ferry empire forges a plan to keep her safe, Declan Ferry, the politics-hating black sheep of the family, steps forward to protect her—but the emotional cost may be more than either of them is willing to pay.
As unknown enemies close in, it becomes terrifyingly clear that they threaten to destroy not only Galena’s lifesaving work but also the very fabric of fate. As Galena and Declan race to uncover the traitor, they also forge a special bond that could save both Galena and those she’s sworn to help. Torn apart by the past and hunted by those she trusted, can Galena find room amidst her fears for a passion that could make her stronger than ever? And even if she and Declan can find their way together, will it be enough to keep the future from coming apart at the seams?
I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
It’s no secret that I
have a crush on love Sarah Fine. Her imaginative worlds and writing leave me in awe every time I close one of her books. Not only that; she writes such fun, interesting and loving characters. I didn’t think there would come a time when I didn’t absolutely, whole heartedly love one of her books.
Until now. It pains me to say it – but it’s true.
But before I go ahead and detail what didn’t work for me – I want to discuss the good first.
As with all of her books – the world is fascinating. She always brings out more of the world(s) as the series progresses, and that is exactly what we get here. Do we have all the answers, no. Do we know everything there IS to know about this world? No. But she gives you enough to satisfy yet leaves an aura of mystery to keep you guessing.
The plot also intensifies in this installment. There are more rogue Keres – and the hunt for who is behind all the Marks and who exactly the traitor IS, is on. I think this is bigger than I initially thought and I can’t wait to see how everything will progress in further installments. The action is there but minimal until the end, which is fine.
Now, what didn’t work? The Characters and romance. Don’t get me wrong – I like Declan and Galena. Galena especially. She is smart and has such a big heart. I also appreciated how well she took everything. Her life was not only is on the line, her whole world was thrown upside by learning about the The Ferry’s, the Kere and Eli.
But I don’t think they mesh well. For starters, I was not of fan of how their relationship started out. Not the initial glances and such – but actually “started.” I felt like the push to get them together it was too forced – and I could not jump on it. View Spoiler » I don’t even want to really discuss how she is still dealing with her brutal attack – yet she has to have sex to fully get the protection of the bond. It was a force for her to DEAL, and I didn’t like it. « Hide Spoiler
Another thing that bothered me? It’s hard to explain without divulging in a ton of spoilers so more vagueness from me – If someone did something to me, even when they were “not in their right mind” I would have a hard time forgetting that. It would be hard for me to look at them, or even be in the same room with them, because all I would think about is WHAT HAPPENED. And after this THING happened, the other characters were all, “Yeah, no big deal. I know that wasn’t you.” I can’t. While the love and support is awesome, be realistic here.
My dislike of the romance could be considered small – but since it does rely so heavily on the plot, it’s actually a pretty big deal. Still, overall I did enjoy this installment of the Servants of Fate series and I AM pretty excited for the next one.
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