Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review: Descent; The Immortal Chronicles Book 1 by Sloane Murphy

~Synopsis~

Six hundred years after The Outbreak, the human population stand side by side with the Fae & the Vampyrs to stop the Demon King from starting a second Dark War.

Seventeen year old Adelaide Tate is in her last year of the Academy, with her eyes set on becoming part of the Red Guard.

Who cares that no female has ever joined?

When a dark force develops an unhealthy liking for her, Adelaide needs to fight for her life and figure out what makes her so different from the others.

Betrayal. Fear. Anger.

She must overcome it all in order to turn her world the right way around again.
Adelaide has one choice. Accept the help offered to her by Xander Bane, or face the Demon Hoard alone.

One thing is for sure. The descent will be bloody.

 
~Book Links~

Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

~My Review~

Where do I start? I've had Descent on my TBR list for a while now, but I just never seemed to get round to reading it. Then I saw that Sloane was looking for some people to review for her. So I thought "now's my chance". So I did. And boy am I glad I did.

I finished reading this at 1.20am on February 15th on my break at work and I was genuinely disappointed that I didn't have book 2 to continue with straight away. Anyways I digress... back to my review...

Descent is written in dual POV. It goes between Addie and Xander. Each chapter is clearly labelled so there is no confusion at any point. I really enjoyed the dual POV, I thought it added more depth to the overall story.

I found the characters to be well developed and realistic too; well, as real as a Vampyr can be. They are not portrayed to be perfect, they have their flaws which helps with the realism of them. The bad guys play their roles well and I found that I both loved and hated them for it.

Addie is a very determined young woman, she has her dream of being in the Red Gaurd and is hell bent on proving herself more than capable; even though no females have ever been in the Red Guard before.
Xander is a Vampyr who is trying to keep his real feelings hidden and also trying to protect Addie. Xander knows more than he is letting on about Addie, I can't help but wonder if this will eventually come back and bite him on the arse though!!

The plot is enjoyable, easy to become immersed in and holds you captive until the end, where your left wanting more. I felt completely surrounded by Addie, Xander and their thoughts, feelings and emotions throughout.  Just when I thought I was starting to figure out where we were heading, BAM, I would encounter another twist/turn that I hadn't expected.

Descent has action, romance, humour and plot twists throughout, and Yes there is a cliffhanger ending!!

For me this was a great starting point, and I for one am hooked! I cannot wait to start book 2!!

*stares at Sloane*



~About The Author~

Hi everyone! I'm Sloane *waves*. I'm 27, a total book nerd with a penchant for travel and I probably use the words Dude & Awesomesauce far too often in real life.! I write mainly Paranormal Romance NA & YA, but I'll be branching out into other Romance genres too.

I was born and raised in Peterborough, England along with 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a plethora of cousins, I come from a REALLY big family! I'm one of the clumsiest people you'll ever meet, but I try to stay on my feet *haha*. I still live here with Mr M & our fur baby Arya.

Please don't be afraid to come and say hi! I don't bite I swear


~Places To Stalk Sloane~

Website | Facebook Author Page | Amazon Author Page

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