Book Review → Vengeance Born

11475952Title: Vengeance Born
Author: Kylie Griffin
Series: The Light Blade
Publication Date: February 7th, 2012

Synopsis: Annika, half-blood daughter of the Na’Reish king, longs for more than a tormented life among her father’s people. Conceived in hatred and bred as a tool of retribution, she’s gifted with a special talent that can heal as well as destroy…

With the Na’Reish vastly outnumbering them, Kalan, a Light Blade warrior, knows the future of humankind depends on him alone. Incursions into human territory and raids for blood-slaves by the Na’Reish horde have increased. As chosen leader, he faces the task of stopping the demons—and convincing the Council of aging Light Blade warriors that change is necessary for survival.

When Annika learns Kalan is a prisoner in her father’s dungeon, her dream of escape seems within reach. She agrees to free him in exchange for his protection once they reach human territory. Now, marked for death for helping him, Annika must learn to trust Kalan as they face not only the perilous journey to the border but enemies within the Council—and discover a shocking truth that could throw the human race into a civil war…

Review: Oh man this book is BAD. The author had a pretty decent idea but she didn’t do anything with it, I know this is the first in the series but it was a major let down and I was bored halfway through it. I was really put off with her terminology and lack of index/glossary to define the difference between them. Also a lot more world building could have been done, it really felt half assed and like her main focus was on the ‘love story’.

Speaking of the ‘love story’ it is probably the biggest turn off I’ve ever read. Kalan absolutely hates her at first and then after two days he’s all lovey dovey, let’s shag, I’m going to make doe eyes at you, I know you’re turned on and attracted by me don’t pretend like you aren’t. I wanted to throw my book when I read this but alas, it’s an ebook and I like my Galaxy a lot.

Stars: ★★
Recommendation: Don’t waste your time with this book. Or series.

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