January 8, 2018

5* Review: INIQUITY by Amy A Bartol


Author: Amy A Bartol

Source: KU


I gasp as my body curls toward Brennus like a flower to the sun, for the pleasure of it. He holds me close to him. His nose grazes the length of my neck. He breathes me in. I feel the roar and rush of my heartbeat. I’m his toy; his energy streams into me. He winds the invisible key in my back and the euphoria ratchets and coils inside of me: tick…tick…tick…

Another wicked surge of energy flows from him into me. Pain. Pleasure. Bliss. My jaw unclenches as my lips part. I make a small, breathy sound as we dance. Brennus responds with something close to a growl. “Ye’re killing me, mo chroí,” he murmurs. His hand moves down my back infusing me with a golden glow of power. My wings punch violently from me, tearing a hole in my day dress. They spread wide, like a red stain beyond my pale skin. I’m dancing now for the thrill of it. I follow his lead.

As the song comes to an end, Brennus kisses my throat. He whispers in my ear, “When ye get back, come find me, mo chroí. I’ve healed ye…now wake up and banjax whoever banished ye here…”

My take…

If nothing else, all this ends today. Something about that gives me the confidence I need to face what’s ahead. There is no going on to my next life. This one is it. I have to make it count.

Evie is tired of the fighting, the lies, the not knowing...all of it. She is ready for it all to end so she can live out her eternity with Reed without the fear of dying at the hands of some Fallen angel craving her soul. But when she learns the truth of why she is here and why she exists, she soon realizes she may not get her happily ever after after all.

From this book alone, my heart was elated one second and fuming mad the next. It was ripped open, twisted, and charred to itty bitty ashes of nothing. There was not one emotion I didn’t experience with this book or this series. I will say however, that I expected a bit more of an emotional breakdown towards the end that surrounded Evie and Reed. I was surprised by how quickly that scene went and wished it would have been a bit more dramatic, maybe even traumatic. But in the end, I was still very happy with the story the way it concluded.

And why the heck am I flip flopping on my feels of Brennus. Seriously. One book I hated, with another I loved, then loathed, then back loving. Does Bartol find humor in doing her readers this way? I kid. I actually enjoyed the way this series toyed with my emotions and made me question my sanity regarding him. ;)

One of my most favorite series ever, I honestly hated to see it end. But with the end, I was given a bit of hope that the author may go a different route or even a spin off? I really, truly hope she does. 5 Stars!!

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