Format e-ARCPrint Length 208 pages
Publisher Lyrical Press, Inc
Published December 22, 2015
Their love is a ticking time bomb.
Juliet Sawyer was born to save the world. Gifted with incredible powers, she’s the only one standing in the way of The Great Extinction, the prophesied battle between Supernaturals and humans. In order to keep her sister safe and avenge her father’s murder, she’ll have to infiltrate the ranks of the Supernatural leaders who wish to destroy her. But the one thing she didn’t count on was falling in love…with someone who wants her dead.
The gorgeous and dangerous son of one of the Supernatural leaders, Riley West is in charge of training the group for war—now including Juliet, whose father is responsible for killing his family. But the more they train together, the more intensely their passion for each other burns. The deeper Riley is drawn in by Juliet’s beauty, the closer he gets to the secrets she keeps: one that will challenge everything he believes in—and one that could lead to her death. Together, can their forbidden love help stop the war? Or will one of them be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice?
Humans and Supernaturals live together not in perfect harmony more like mutual wariness. Juliet has been living as a human. She isn’t one though. Her daddy was a scientist and well let’s just say her DNA is not normal- for humans or Supernaturals. Her dad was in charge of the rebellion, he died. Juliet has taken up his cause, even protecting mix blood children. All Supernaturals have a service requirement, Juliet is about to be drafted.
Riley West is the head of the Probation Officers, his dad happened to be the leader that Juliet’s dad opposed. It falls to him to train Juliet. Juliet’s dad is responsible for the deaths of Riley’s mom and brother. Riley’s dad is who killed Juliet’s dad. Riley is next in line to be king. Since Juliet’s daddy was not loyal to the king she has to train away from her family at “The Camp.” There is a lot of animosity between these two.
Juliet is a strong female character with high moral values and does not deviate from them. She very clearly sees right and wrong. Because of this, she is willing to risk her life to save that of the mixed bloods. She would also risk her life for that of her sister, Maisy. Maisy is in hiding since she is a mixed blood- a royal decree mandated that she be killed.
It is interesting to watch her relationship with Riley develop. While the physical attraction is instant, the emotional attraction is a slow burn. It is nice to see that these two high school students don’t just jump into a relationship. They have a lot of mistrust for each other- a lot of warranted mistrust. Riley fights the attraction even hard than Juliet.
With the threat of the Ragespawns, the threat of the humans and the threat of the council this dynamic duo have a lot on their hands. Sacrfices will be made, lives will be lost. Will Riley and Juliet be on the same side? Or will the war forever separate them?
Revenge is an engaging tale. It does end in a bit of a cliffhanger. One that leaves you satisfied with the first book and wondering about the next one.
My Rating 4 out of 5 stars
Favorite Quote “Bitterness is a poison, you know.”
Other PeopleGordon- Juliet’s best friend
Andrea- Juliet’s cousin, mediator
Stone- Supernatural, protector of the mixed bloods
Maisy- Juliet’s sister
Rick Simmon- FBI agent, Friendly Alien Division
Rebecca- mean gal, in lust with Riley
Ide- Riley’s brother