Friday, September 19, 2014

Unchained by J. Lynn - Nephilim Rising book 1

I have apparently been on a Jennifer Armentrout kick lately. I'm ultimately looking forward to Stay With Me coming out September 23!

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Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just...wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can't shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.

Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.

Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything--and she'll need Julian's help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her...and not destroy her.

Yeah, being a Nephilim isn't everything it's cracked up to be.

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Well.. this is one of the first books ever written by Jennifer, so I wasn't hoping for much. Although it was way better than I thought it would be! I really enjoyed this story. I never found the connection to Lily, but Julian was a well written character. A fallen angel that isn't evil, and is in love with a Nephilim. He is a well rounded, complex- not to mention- swoon worthy specimen of a book boyfriend. I really continue to be awed at the perfection that Jennifer writes male characters. The world building is well done, with the Nephilim having a private governmental building in our nation's capital. I wasn't impressed with the names of the supernatural creatures- deadheads and minions- and they were pretty cheesy all in all. The story line was typical for an angels vs. fallen angels type of story, but there were definitely twists and turns that I was not expecting. Especially the ending- was not expecting who the traitor turned out to be at all, so thanks for the epic plot twist Jennifer! Michael was another twist that I saw coming, yet was still surprised at the actual outcome. I am hoping Jennifer continues this series, but I haven't heard anything about a release date for the next in the series. I really did enjoy this book, and would recommend it to anyone that loves Jennifer Armentrout's writing style.

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“It was like a date - a weird, twisted date that would probably end with them killing something”. -J. Lynn

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