Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Primed Son Review

Primed Son
written by: Eden Ashley
Published:November 26, 2015

Goodreads synopsis:

Kali’s maturity into the warrior she once was could not have come at a better time. Still haunted by his gruesome punishment in Golden Mountain, Rhane is slowly coming undone as the pressure mounts to save this world and preserve the lives of those closest to him. But given a miraculous chance to fix mistakes from the past, Rhane and Kali soon realize that the undertaking may be beyond the reach of even their combined powers.

The battle lines have been drawn as evil marches toward their doorstep. But who fights for which side has never been more unclear. And time is running out to separate friend from foe.

Torn between saving their family and saving the world, Rhane and Kali are faced with impossible choices…and devastating consequences. Because sometimes, a little evil is necessary to protect what is loved most…and sometimes, even that may not be enough.

My thoughts:

This is the final book in the Dark series by Eden Ashley. Rhane is still adjusting after his torment at Golden mountain. Kali's warrior skills have improved immensely and her control over her power has also. They will both need each other at top notch for the enemy they are about to face. Will they be able to do what is necessary to save their family or will that love destroy them?

This book was an amazing finale to a wonderful series. I was overjoyed with Bailen's love for his brother and his parents. Rhaven was a wonderful addition to the story.

Do not read this book unless you have read the rest of the series!

Blood Chained Review

written by: Eden Ashley
published: November 18, 2014

Goodreads synopsis:
Sometimes great evil is necessary to keep what you love most.

After centuries on the run, Rhane can avoid justice no longer. Primes have called him home and now he must finally answer for the sins of his past. But the situation in Rhane’s homeland is far worse than anyone could have imagined, and the judgment Rhane faces is a brutal one. Even relying on the strength of the immortal Banewolf, the man he has become may not survive.

Kali and the other kin work tirelessly to secure Rhane’s freedom, but many obstacles stand in their way. Wesley offers a solution that hinges upon resuming a dangerous search for the Siren’s Heart. Trusting him, she and the kin set out once again to find the elusive artifact, believing Rhane and Warren’s freedom can be bartered in exchange for the statue. But other creatures are searching for the Heart. And with greater resources and a head start, their enemies may reach it first.

My thoughts:

This is the third installment of the Dark Siren series by Eden Ashley. Rhane has decided to go home and let the Primes doll out their punishment. He tells Kali he will be back and doesn't come back when he's supposed to. Kali becomes very melancholy during rhane's absence. When rhane gets back home he see that the situation is much worse than he feared and is unsure if there is anyone he can trust. As a last resort Kali goes to Wesley for help in getting Rhane back from the primes. Kali and the other kin set off on a dangerous journey to secure the siren's heart in hopes of securing rhane and war's release.

I love this series, with each book I fall more in love with the charcters and the story. I still love orrin, he is very dedicated to those he loves and his and kali's relationship is that of brother and sisiter or best friends and gets really strong in this book.

Again do not read this book unless you have read the first two in the series as you would be very confused.

Banewolf Review

written by: Eden Ashley
Published: November 19, 2013

Goodreads synopsis:

New enemies are made.

New allies must be forged.

Kali is beginning to regain her memories. In doing so, she discovers old secrets and betrayals that threaten to unravel her present and shake the foundation for Rhane’s belief in her innocence. While her maturing abilities present unique challenges, a bigger problem arises when Kali learns her ex-boyfriend has made a misguided deal with the enemy in order to win her back—a decision that may ultimately cost him his humanity.

Keeping Kali safe has become a full time job for Rhane. And struggling to gain control of the immortal Banewolf isn’t making that task any easier. The power to eliminate the growing threat against Kali lies at Rhane’s fingertips, but using it means risking his friends to the insatiable blood lust of a monster. So Rhane is forced to forge a shaky alliance with creatures he has sworn to destroy. Despite these new allies, the danger pressing on their borders intensifies, culminating in a heartbreaking and shocking finale.

The strength of the bond between young and ancient lovers will be tested…and if Kali and Rhane are to survive, they must find a way to be unbreakable.

My thoughts:

This is the second book in the Dark siren series by Eden Ashley. Kali now stays with Rhane, as it makes it much easier for him to protect her.  Rhane decides to make allies out of the kindred so that Kali is properly protected, even though as banewolf he was sworn to destroy their kind. Two kindred join the ranks of Rhane soldiers at the behest of Ian the leader of the kindred pack. Callhan, Kali's ex has forged a deal with one of Kali and Rhanes enemies in an attempt to win her back.

I love this book just as much as the first, the story develops well and has very loveable characters. I love how all the charcaters seem to grow throughout the series and none of them just stay stagnant in their development.

I wouldn't recommend reading this book if you have not read Dark siren by Eden Ashley because without the information in the first book you would be lost.

Dark Siren Review

Written by: Eden Ashley
Published: July 4th 2013

Goodreads synopsis:

                     To survive, their bond must be unbreakable.

When the mysterious and passionate Rhane rescues Kali from an attacker in the theater parking lot, they form an immediate, smoldering connection. But Kali doesn't remember Rhane or anything from their past. As far as Kali knows, she's just a seventeen-year-old kid coping with an insatiable hunger for the “spark” or energy of others, feeding on classmates to survive.

A unique artifact—one that may hold the key to returning Kali’s memories—is uncovered by the archaeology firm where she works part-time, sending Kali and Rhane on a dangerous journey that leads them to the Forbidden City, into the unforgiving Gobi, and into the ruins of Rhane’s ancient homeland. As they fight for survival, Kali begins to discover who she really is and the true power she possesses.

But Rhane still harbors a secret that could destroy Kali…unless old enemies kill her first.

My thoughts:
This is the first book in the Dark Siren series written by Eden Ashley. The story follows Kali who has an unusual  need to feed from human boys. Her peers are not to fond of Kali and her shennagins with the boys of the school. Kali gets rescued by Rhane in the movie theater parking lot and she's instantly intrigued. Rhane shows up again and again and he seems to know Kali but Kali doesn't know him. When the archaeology firm Kali works for finds a one of a kind artifact Kali is thrown into a dangerous journey to self discovery. Rhane has finally found her and he refuses to lose her agin, now he is in a race against old enemies to get to Kali first.

This book was very good, I love sirens and you don't see a lot of books written about them. Kali is a seemingly normal girl that feeds of the energy of the boys in her school, but you soon find out that her need to feed is linked to the immense power that hides inside her. Rhane is a dominant caring guy who seems to know more about Kasli then he's letting on. I love the charcters they are well developed and the story is very hard hitting, Inlove all the action in the book. My favorite character in the book though is Orrin, he is very protective of Kali and is a good soldier to Rhane.

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy novels.