AGE GROUP: Mature YA, New Adult
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2016
PAGES: Approx. 254
COPY PROVIDED BY: Purchased
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RATING: 4 Stars!
You know that group of people in school that everyone fears? Popular. Beautiful. The in-crowd?
That was my family. Kind of.
We were above that group. We held court over everyone else. We were the best looking. We were the mysterious and elusive ones. Most of the girls wanted to (and did) date the guys, but they didn’t want to be one of us. They couldn’t be. They were our prey.
We were the feared.
But like every family, nothing is as it seems. That was my truth.
Kellan was in his own league. He was our leader and he was the one no one messed with. No one dared. He was ruthless, powerful, and no one could match him…
Except for me.
I was about to find out just how different I was from my family.
**Evil is a full-length paranormal romance stand-alone.
Keep reading. It’s worth it!
After a rocky start and a bit of confusion as to where the story was taking us, I can honestly say I enjoyed this read a lot! I’m a huge fan of this author and can binge read her series’ like no other. I was excited to get my hands on a new book from her, especially one with a paranormal/supernatural theme. And I wasn’t disappointed.
Kellan and Shay have a complicated relationship to say the least.
Kellan is intense and mysterious and has a darkness inside him that aches to be set free. But he also has a sliver of good in him that wants to be happy and protect what’s his and make sure nothing ever comes between him and what he loves. I enjoyed getting to know Kellan and all his different sides.
Shay often contradicted herself by saying she loved Kellan but didn’t trust him. Then would say she trusted him, but only a little. She was conflicted and struggling with both her human and supernatural side and the war being waged on her and Kellan only made matters worse. I liked her character but I do think she liked keeping her head buried too much, keeping her from acknowledging what was going on in her own life. She had all this power but her character was weak.
This author never disappoints with supporting cast. They are always conflicted and complex. Giuseppa (Gus) and Vespar were filled with darkness and Vespar especially, didn’t mind setting himself apart from the humans he surrounded himself with. He enjoyed tormenting and hurting them and it was an interesting mix to watch him, Gus, Kellan and Shay interact. Then there’s the big hitters in the story that I won't go too much into details about. (I don’t want to give anything away!) But each and every character was unique and played their parts well, weather it was good or sinister!
Like I said, the beginning was a little confusing and it took me until about twenty percent before I fully got into this read, but once I did, I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. Tijan writes with a dramatic flare with lots of anticipation and excitement. Her characters are always complex and her stories are always enticing, intense and full of wonder.
This was a great read. And it’s a stand alone. So if you need to get your Tijan fix with a creative backdrop filled with magic and fun but also without committing to more than one book, this one will definitely hit the spot!
On a side note and a bit of ranting...
As much as I grew to like this one, the beginning put me off and to be honest, if I wasn’t such a huge fan of this author... as in, if I didn’t know this was written by Tijan, I wouldn’t have guessed it was her work and I would have put it down after the first few chapters. It was choppy, the editing was pretty bad and the overuse of the characters names in dialogue in the beginning was annoying. If I’m not mistaken, this story was written in pieces and published separately at one point. And it shows! However, if I am mistaken and it wasn’t, then it reads like it was. But as I said before, after the twenty percent mark, it picked up pace, the plot and story became more clear, the writing more fluid and the characters started to make more sense. That’s when I really began to enjoy this read.
So keep on reading... it’s totally worth it.