Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds
In case you are wondering, this book has a Glossary of Terms.
Leo Alvarez has a first scene that’s quite violent but don’t let that stop you from reading this book. You just may not want to be eating anything at the time. Marissa Anderson is still trying to get used to her blending. Her husband, Jackson, is good friends with Leo. Faith is there to help them fix a problem that involves Jackson.
The first chapter shows the reader that this is part of a series that must be read in order. In order to understand the world of the Nightwalkers it is best to not think that this is a stand-alone book. It shows that in order to survive in this world, violence exists. It also had me wondering how hard it must have been for the author to write some of the scenes.
In book two, the reader meets a character that has Down’s syndrome. But for this story, our author has created a character that’s a man in a woman’s body. How interesting – a woman writing as a man who happens to be in a woman’s body. This shows you how creative this author is.
One thing I was glad to see, no matter how short, was that SingSing was back. And she’s still a scene-stealer. Knowing that there is going to be book coming out in April, I’ll have to watch to see if she makes another appearance. Jacquelyn also knows how to take a serious moment and then adds in something that will have you laughing.
The author has written a story that shows to what lengths a friend will go through for someone he cares about even though he is more than human. And even though Leo’s around with those that have some special abilities he does pretty well about keeping up – not bad for a human. And just because we have a couple of characters that are polar opposites doesn’t mean that the reader doesn’t get some really hot sex either.
Leo appears to be the “hero” of this tale but that doesn’t mean that he’s also not an ass – especially where Faith is concerned. Jacquelyn shows her readers that in any world prejudice can exist. It makes you wonder if we will ever get it right. But she also shows that sometimes even stubborn people can change their minds.
I hope you enjoyed this book as much as I did. It mixes just the right amount of suspense, action, and romance into a tale that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. There’s a quick book trailer of Forsaken if you wish to check it out: