Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Review: Blade by Alexandra Ivy and Lauren Wright


About The Book
Sexy Suit, Blade was held captive and abused for decades. Benson Enterprises was desperate to use his superior blood to create super soldiers. But when he’s finally rescued, he can’t return to the Wildlands with the other prisoners. Not without the female he was forced to watch being impregnated. The female who has gone missing. 

Beautiful and broken, Valli just wants to run away and never look back. But with the shocking news of her pregnancy fresh in her mind, she wonders if that’s even possible. Told by her captors that one of the caged animals assaulted her, she knows she must do everything in her power to keep her unborn child safe. But when a glorious male tracks her down and claims her and her baby as his own, will she have the strength to walk away? 


(Review copy granted by InkSlinger PR as part of a publicity tour for the book.)

Format
ebook

Story Length
Novella

POV
Third Person.

Triggers?
Possibly.
The female main character was impregnated against her will by crazy scientists.

Background Knowledge Required?
No.
The novella is part of a series but I haven't read any of the others and followed this one just fine.

Cliffhanger?
No.

HEA?
No.

Infidelity?
No.

Love-Triangle?
No.

Violence?
Very mild.

What I Liked: 
I liked how Blade was determined to find the woman impregnated against her will, with his child, and his determination to protect her from further harm despite having been held captive and abused himself for a long time by humans.

What I Didn't Like: 
 I know it's a frequent complaint of mine with novellas - and it's really hard to get the balance right - but this felt incredibly rushed. 
It was a perfect example of a story with so much promise lacking depth due to the constraints of the word count.

Other Thoughts:
All in all, I enjoyed Blade, it was a great little book for inhaling in a couple of hours and it kept me entertained but sadly I probably won't remember it a year from now. 

However, I'd not be opposed to reading other books in this series as the world - what we saw of it anyway! - had potential and the writing was pretty good.

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4 comments:

  1. So is this 1001 Nights a series? I always thought it was an anthology O_o. I'm going to have to look it up.

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    1. This book is part of the Bayou Heat series.
      1001 Nights is a... I don't know! lol. They all have the same introduction, they are all novellas but each story within the 1001 Nights 'theme' belongs to different authors / series. It's weird and if I had to guess, I'd say it's just a marketing thing to expose readers of many different kinds of books to new different authors & genres.

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  2. Novellas... I feel your pain but love them for the quick reads.

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    1. Perfect when time is an issue! :)

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