Title: Brand (Books of The Fallen, #1)
Author: N.C. Thomas
Published Date: July 24th 2012
Genre: PNR/ Dark Fantasy
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
A year ago Jenni was brutally tortured by the same creature that murdered her family. She fled to the bustling city of London in the hopes of disappearing amongst the masses of the capital. Her plan is simple: save enough money so she can escape further from the cursed British Isles which hold nothing but memories of the nightmare that still haunts her dreams every night.
One night whilst working in a club as a dancer, she meets Dylan who offers her an opportunity to advance her plan exceedingly – one week of her company for £25,000. However, events unfold that suggest their meeting is not just chance but connected to Jenni’s past and future.
**WARNING Explicit Language and Adult themes are present in this tale**
I’m conflicted over this book. On the one hand it’s a very intriguing tale that keeps the reader guessing. On the other hand there are so many spelling and grammatical errors it’s really hard to read.
Once you get passed the errors the story is just awesome. It’s kind of like Pretty Woman meets Legion. Jenni gets to spend the week with a very gorgeous, very wealthy man, Dylan, in exchange for £25,000. I really liked the fact that at first they couldn’t stand each other, it was quite comical, but as the disasters started happening they came together to try and save Jenni from whatever it was chasing her.
It is never clearly defined as to what the creature is or what anyone really is, just that they are not human. This kind of irritated me only because I like know what I’m dealing with in terms of the paranormal. They came really close to saying what one of the guys was but then Dylan shut up before he could give it away.
Another thing I liked was that I was completely thrown for a loop at one point. I was left with this “I can’t believe that just happened!!!!” feeling. I was so pissed at the situation I almost threw my Kindle. I like it when an author just throws a huge twist out there because even though it may piss me off it makes the story that much better.
Overall the book is great but I can’t give it a 5 star review due to the amount of errors that distracted from the story. I do recommend this book if you don’t mind wading through errors.
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