Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Review: GRIT Sector 1: Elias by Rebecca Sherwin

~Book Details~

 Title: GRIT Sector 1: Elias
 Series: GRIT
 
Genre: Dark romance/suspense

~Synopsis~

I thought I was safe.
I FOUGHT TO KEEP THEM ALIVE.

I thought I was good.
THERE WAS NO GOOD LEFT HERE.

I thought I was just a girl.
I WAS MORE THAN JUST A MAN.

I didn't see it coming.
I SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT COMING.

Destiny had brought us together.
HISTORY WOULD TEAR US APART.


Twenty-first century London - daytime

Freedom is non-existent.
Self-expression is confined to sunlight hours.
Happiness is on a schedule.
Safety is a temporary fixture.

Twenty-first century London - nighttime.

Blood cascades over cobbled stones.
Criminals emerge from the shadows.
The depraved, the deviant, the morally corrupt, own the streets.
Happiness comes in the form of final breaths.
Safety is found in the shrills of death.

A love story emerges inside the barricades.
A story played out many times before...
But not like this.
It's evolution of tradition.
It's insanity fighting to break the cycle.
It's history's repetition with hope for a better outcome.

Can love survive in a drowning capital?
What if the good guys aren't the good guys?
What if the heroes have become the villains?

Trixie Ashford has been living a lie.
Elias Blackwood has been creating it.
It is their destiny to meet.
It will be their downfall to fall in love…??


~Book Links~

 Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

 
Watch the YouTube trailer here!

~My Review~

Disclaimer: I received a free ecopy from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


Where in the name of all that is holy do I start with this review?! This book has left me absolutely gobsmacked, it has taken me days to sit down and write a review. Even now it's 4.30pm and I originally sat down at 10.30am to start this post, I'm still not convinced I'm 100% happy with what I've decided to type but I have to write something. I only hope that I can do this outstanding book justice.


Here goes...

I have read everything that Rebecca has written, and I would read anything without even reading the blurb first. But with GRIT I had read the teasers that Rebecca had posted on Facebook and the blurb, all of which had me practically begging to get my hands on Elias. When I did I wasn't disappointed.

This book; this fantastic book is NOT under any circumstances for the feint hearted!!! There are some disturbing scenes; which made me question Rebecca's sanity! :) But my word are they good.

I found the characters to be multi layered, twisted and complex. They are depraved, warped and so very real. Elias and Trixie have a twisted and warped relationship which at times seems so fragile and almost doomed. The other members of their families are all key parts but whilst some seem sweet and good they all share in a very twisted lifestyle, others are just out right mindfucks!!

The plot weaves an intricate web of secrets, lies and twisted truths. All the while feeding you the important pieces of a complex and intriguing puzzle, which holds your attention until the bitter end. The plot is smooth and well paced, it follows a unique path that has been skilfully laid out by; the oh so very warped/disturbed; Miss Sherwin.

Rebecca has obviously invested a lot of time, effort, energy, emotion and probably blood too into writing this book, I believe that it is clear to us readers just how much by the way her writing flows seamlessly from page to page. The emotion is evident in the way the characters act and behave, how they come to life and develop (or become more deviant).

GRIT Sector 1: Elias has been an very different but very enjoyably warped read and I'm incredibly pleased that I have been able to read it ahead of release day! 

Bravo Miss Sherwin! In my eyes this was an outstanding book! Well done and by the way; where is the next book in this series?? *taps fingers and waggles eyebrows* :) :) <3 <3 



 
~About Rebecca~

Rebecca is a London born and bred mother, writer and psychology student. She is the mother of a superhero (who is currently growing his hair like Thor!) and spends her days with her nose tuck in a textbook, her fingers tapping away at the keys…or she’s building forts and eating gummy bears.

She is the author of summer romance, Second Chance Hero, and the psychological romantic-suspense series, Twisted. An avid reader and lover of stories that keep you guessing, Rebecca writes tales that will challenger your perceptions and toy with your emotions. Rebecca’s stories invite you to open your mind and dig deeper into the meanings of the lives of each and every character you meet. She entices you into their world to feel with them, grow with them, to love with them.

She asks you to become a part of them and allow them to become a part of you.

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