Friday, January 24, 2014

Unchained (Nephilim Rising #1) by J. Lynn, Book Review


By: J. Lynn
Published by: Entangled, Edge
Released on: 9/17/13
Series: Nephilim Rising #1
Source: purchased e-book
Rating: 5 Stars- It Was Hot!
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Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just...wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can't shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.

Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.

Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything--and she'll need Julian's help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her...and not destroy her.

Yeah, being a Nephilim isn't everything it's cracked up to be.

This is an adult paranormal romance worth picking up! 

I'm a huge J Lynn / Jennifer Armentrout fan. This book was fabulous. The snark, the sizzling character chemistry, butt kicking characters, and the banter I always love with her characters is very much apart of this book. For being the first book that she wrote, this book definitely set a great standard for all the other books that were written after it. YES, with the other books all the elements I mentioned above that I love have only gotten better. 

Lily is a character I loved. She's tough, holds her own, and isn't afraid to stand her ground or kick some demon butt. Lily is a layered character whom I enjoyed getting to know as her story goes on, and little by little I got to see what really made her the character she is. That friction between her and Julian is HOT! Like really hot. I love the way Julian ruffles Lily's feathers. He knows how to get under her skin. At first I wasn't sure what to really think about him. It's evident these two have some history together. That history just makes things all the more sizzling, and interesting. Julian and Lily have an undeniable attraction to each other, and boy do things heat up between the two of them. Especially in the bedroom.

The twist in this book is awesome. I did not see it coming, and yeah, it's a killer of a twist, considering it's a character I liked too. I have to give huge props for Jennifer for driving the dagger in on that one. The action in this book is just as awesome as the action is in all of Jennifer's books. She doesn't shy away from letting her characters do their thing, as well as getting banged up a bit in the process. I just hope Jennifer writes another book in this sequel. I need more. 

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