From Goodreads: Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and otherborn- humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA-still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills.
Bought for myself
Overall Rating 4.25
Story Rating 4.50
Central “Romance” Characters 4.00
Note: I initially bought this book because the lead character shares my name. I stayed with the story because it was richly detailed and fantastically written.
What I Loved: This is going to be one of those rare occurrences where the side characters are really who made me love Chosen by Blood: O’Flare, Dex, Wraith, Lucy, and Mahone were all fantastically written. I felt they were all a nice combo of tortured souls and good solid backbone. I cannot wait to see how they flesh out as the series unfolds. The other part I loved was the thought of all these different creatures coming together to form a special-ops unit. They each brought something unique to the table (talent, ability, strength, weakness) and that made the organizational unit outstanding.
What I Liked: Felicia and Knox both were great core characters and were a spectacular first in series couple. They were both leaders, stubborn, and their chemistry was smoking hot. It took awhile for me to warm up to them but in the end, I thought they were perfect for each other!
Why I Gave it a 4.25: I thought this was a very strong first in series book and they are usually my least favorite. This had great character building, story arching, good villains, great twists, and a solid beginning for a series!
Who I would recommend this too: PNR readers who like contemporary special ops twists and turns.
During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.
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