Series: Juniper Unraveling #4
Also in this series: Juniper Unraveling, Calico Desceding, Kings of Carrion
Published by INDIE SELFPUBLISHED on September 22, 2020
Genres: Dystopia, Romance
Review Copy Provided By: Author
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I’ve heard stories about the Alphas. Violent soldiers, bred to kill both humans and mutations, whose sole purpose was to balance our survival against the infected.
Until they turned on their masters.
Held as subjects of the Calico research facility, they were forced to endure the gruesome experiments that transformed them into callous savages with hearts as impenetrable as their defenses. More terrifying than the monsters that decimated our world with disease and famine.
In the aftermath of Calico’s collapse, many of the Alphas fled, only to be hunted by our own Legion army. And in their absence, the balance has shifted.
I thought they no longer existed.
Until I met him, the god of monsters.
Now I don’t believe in the stories anymore.
To fall in love with the unyielding heart of an Alpha is said to be impossible.
But to fall in love with a god would be a tragedy.
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
❝A god can’t be held in chains.❞
A relentless, take no prisoners ending to the Juniper Unraveling series, ‘God of Monsters’ is a riveting and brutal story of how love can provide hope even in the darkest moments.
❝Bravery is simply learning to control the fear inside of you.❞
Deemed one of the prestigious Daughters, Thalia is expected to prove her virtue by having her virginity taken by The Shepherd. Then, after five years of helping build the community, her service would be complete. But, Thalia longed to continue her studies in the medical field, not become a vessel for the good of the community. So, when her mother refused to help her, Thalia took the matters into her own hands. But when her actions got her banished from the community, she was sent to live with Mother Chilson at the Sisters of Mercy.
While traveling to the Sisters of Mercy, her convoy was raided, and she was taken and sold. Her outcome depended on the fighter who, if any, could win against the mutation.
❝I will kill anything that tries to harm you with my bare hands. I will burn down what’s left of this world to protect you.❞
Titus had been living off the land and enjoying his own solitude when one day, he was brought down by a poison so strong, his Alpha gene was unable to rejuvenate against it. He was kidnapped by a psychotic and brutal man. He was used as a weapon when needed, and shackled and starved when not. Having lost the will to live, he fought and followed orders without argument. It wasn’t until he saw Thalia up in the glass room that he found a reason to fight.
❝Believe me, I didn’t want to kill him.❞
❝I believe you. It’s not who you are. How many times do we have to revisit this?❞
❝Until I no longer feel like a monster.❞
I’ve been blogging and reviewing since 2013. I have read many books. I have many favorite and many not so favorite books. But, I’ve had only one favorite series: The Bronze Horseman Trilogy.
The Juniper Unraveling series is smart, well-written, and filled with spine-tingling scenes, and fascinating characters. Book One Juniper Unraveling Review, Book Two Calico Descending Review, Book Three Kings of Carrion Review
These books parallel real life. One of the things I love most about this series is how, within the scenes where humanity is at its worst, Keri Lake gives us examples of how it is and can still be, good. Lake gives us love. She gives us hope.
Lake’s stories are character driven. Her alpha, anti-heroes and feisty, strong heroines are given stories that support them. She’s undeniably talented. Keri Lake has mastered the art of storytelling.
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