Monday, April 14, 2014

Review: Complication by Katie Salidas

So Today I'm sharing my love of the fantastic author Katie Salidas. Complication is the second book in the Chronicles Of The Uprising and is released on April 14th. I got my copy directly from Katie in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. I have to say I Love everything about this book!! I can't wait for book 3!!!


Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Magistrate, Mira travels west, toward the coast. With three weakened human fugitives accompanying her, she searches for the mythical land of Sanctuary. 
After encountering a pack of wolf shifters, headed by the charismatic—and brazen—Stryker, Mira learns that Sanctuary is real after all.  Caldera Grove: home of the Otherkin. Hidden in the mouth of a dormant volcano, it has protected its residents from humans since the early days following the great cataclysm. For Mira— a vampire— Caldera Grove is a land of peace; an escape from the relentless persecution of the humans who once enslaved her, and an end to the daily struggle and bloodshed of being a gladiator. 
For the humans accompanying her, Caldera Grove means death. Humans, greedy and untrustworthy creatures, are destroyed before they can penetrate its borders. 
To plead her case for entry into Caldera, Mira must abandon her companions, albeit temporarily, and follow Stryker into the heart of the city. What she finds within Caldera Grove presents her with an unenviable decision between her own desires for freedom and peace, or honor and the human companions who risked it all for her.

My 5* Review-

Complication sends us right back to where Dissension left us!

Mira and the 3 human companions have headed west towards the coast, in search of a place Mira isn't even sure exists. On their search for Sanctuary they run into a pack of wolf shifters. The alpha of this pack: Stryker certainly knows how to make an entrance:
"Before she could finish her sentence a lone naked man appeared from behind some large boulders and walked unabashedly toward her." (location 358 kindle).
Stryker tells Mira that indeed Sanctuary does exist and that it is the home of the Otherkin. Mira asks for sanctuary for her and her 3 companions. She is told that no humans are allowed near let alone into Sanctuary; Caldera Grove. Mira decides that she wants to plead her case to the Council of Caldera Grove, but to do this she must temporarily leave her 3 companions behind and follow Stryker into the heart of Caldera Grove.

Once there Mira has a decision to make. She must decide between her dreams of freedom and her companions who have risked everything to help her get this far. What will she choose??

I totally LOVED this book! Which is no surprise as I LOVED Dissension too.

This continued in the same manner and style as book 1, a gritty page turner. Mira is still being hunted by the humans from the Iron Gate.

The characters are growing and developing as the story unfolds. 

Mira is still as ballsy as she was when we first meet her if not more so, in this instalment she seems to allow her personal boundaries to be pushed a little further. Mira appears to have a little more emotion breaking through her hard, bad-ass warrior exterior! 

Lucian tries to be a little braver than he was in book 1. He doesn't appear to feature as much in this book and I'm still with holding my judgement of him for the time being. There were a couple of times in Complication when I felt that Lucian maybe harbouring some feelings for Mira.

And Stryker... Wow!!... What a man/wolf! What a way to make an entrance, he definitely made a lasting impression on me!! The mental image that my mind created from Katie's words... Yummy!!!

For me Katie has done it again, she has created and written another fantastic book which had me hooked from the synopsis. Once I begun reading the book I was pulled further and further into both Mira's mind and her world.

I can't wait for book 3!! :)

If your a fan of Katie's other books and a fan of vampire or shifter books then I strongly recommend Complication; but only AFTER you've read Dissension.

Complication for me was definitely a WHOOPING 5 STARS!!!!

About The Author-

Katie Salidas is a Super Woman! Endowed with special powers and abilities, beyond those of mortal women, She can get the munchkins off to gymnastics, cheerleading, Girl Scouts, and swim lessons.  She can put hot food on the table for dinner while assisting with homework, baths, and bedtime… And, She still finds the time to keep the hubby happy (nudge nudge wink wink). She can do all of this and still have time to write.
And if you can believe all of those lies, there is some beautiful swamp land in Florida for sale…
Katie Salidas resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mother, wife, and author, she does try to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing books is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.

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