War surrounds him, yet for vampire Kaden Gaspard, there is no greater battle than the one his mind has waged against his heart. He knows he should stay away from her. Reysa. The half-breed vampire warrior who had risked her life to prove his innocence for the seven murders for which he was accused, but had not committed. This stubbornly loyal woman who dedicated her life to her family of misfits - immortals shunned and abandoned by their clans for their impurity of blood and genetic mutations. This courageous and valiant African warrior who Kaden fears could never love the monster that he is destined to be. As Kaden and Reysa struggle to accept the undeniable bond between them, they must come together to stop the emerging terror that threatens to destroy all immortals. The lesser immortals – witches, sages, shifters, demons, hybrids, charmers and foreseers – have declared war against the pureblood vampires and lycans who have used their purity of blood and greater strength to enslave the weaker races. No immoral is safe. This is a fight for freedom and a fight against genocide. There can be no true victor as death looms for them all.(courtesy of Amazon)
Book 2 in the Misfits of the Lore series – see Book 1, Lover’s Betrayal reviewed by us earlier this year.
When you find your true love, your mate, there is nothing that will keep you apart, or isn’t that how all the fairy tales go? Hopkins gives us the real life fairy tale. Your mate may not be the person you expected, and you may have to work through your issues before you can be together. I think that’s why I enjoy these books so much, it’s something that sucks you in.
The Lore that Hopkins has created, gives us mixed breeds, and it works. These misfits are thrown in together and uncover the makings of a war. In order for strong, independent mates Reysa and Kaden to be together they have to lay out their weaknesses and accept each other. I could feel the tension between them as if I was in the same room. The heat Kaden literally puts off was enough to keep me warm J
Hopkins keeps the story moving with quite a bit of battle action. Rey truly holds her own as she saves and protects her family and friends. Gripping my reader as the book twists and at the end, I couldn’t believe it. I’m hanging by a rope. I figured it would end with just the final comments from Kaden – never expected more…
I am hoping for Julian next, but I wonder if Hopkins will keep us waiting for him and give us someone different as the war begins to unfold.
5 slices easy