Monday, July 4, 2016

Review: "Avenged" by Marnee Blake (Sci-Fi/Paranormal Romance, New Adult)

Avenged, #2
by Marnee Blake

Publisher: Entangled Publishing - Embrace
Series: Altered
Altered, #1 (affil.)
Genre: Sci-Fi/Paranormal Romance, New Adult
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Description from Publisher: Three terrifying months.

That’s how long Kitty Laughton has been at the mercy of the scientist who experimented on her town, killing over a dozen people and giving the rest of them unique powers. But Kitty doesn’t feel powerful, especially when she learns the crazy man plans to test his research on more unsuspecting people. She refuses to let anyone else die, but trapped with no one to help her she’s out of options…that is until sexy and exasperating Nick Degrassi arrives.

Special-ops soldier Nick blames himself for Kitty’s capture, and he’ll do whatever he can to free the quiet beauty, but close quarters and a shared secret bring an attraction that neither of them expected. With the organization that started it all making mercenaries for hire, Nick and Kitty must save themselves and stop a madman…before it’s too late.

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I received a digital ARC from the publisher through for an honest, unbiased review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is my 100% own.

I liked this even more than "Altered", and that is saying a lot! Kitty and Nick are both so GOOD and sweet... And I love how similar, yet different, they are.

The action is cool, but I really enjoyed the Telepath and Telekinetic truly getting to shine in this installment. The discovery Kitty makes and her ability to use it adds another layer that is downright fun.

The relationship between Kitty and Nick is a nice, slow build, and I loved how they get to know one another. The attraction is basically there from the start, but their emotional connection grows and then blossoms beautifully. The intimate scenes are sexy and very natural.

I loved how Kitty could see how Nick saw her in his mind. It was an amusing to consider that aspect of her powers, and how different her perspective and his were. Seeing her opinion of herself grow and change, in part because of how he saw her was a real highlight, as well. Very fitting of a New Adult story.

This has a very X-Men First Class vibe to it, complete with a former ally turning on them because they are "superior" and "evolution is the next step". I happen to be a big X-Men fan, so I thought it was awesome. :)

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