Thursday, June 12, 2014

Review: Soul Resurrected ( Sons of Wrath #2 ) by Keri Lake

Soul Resurrected by Keri Lake
Excerpt

As Wrath’s fiercest son, Logan carries the scars of fifty years spent in the most dreaded prison of the underworld, for a sin he’d kill to keep secret. Enduring decades of gruesome torture has left Logan feared by and detached from others, until a female Alexi’s blood resurrects his soul from death and, with it, the pleasures he’s been denied for so long.

Plagued by shame of her own, Calla is drawn to the ruthless demon, Logan, whose insatiable craving for her touch rouses buried passions and, for once, leaves her feeling desired. 

A dark and dangerous evil has been reawakened, however, and when Calla is drawn too close to its breeding grounds, Logan vows to summon the violence of Wrath in order to keep her safe. First, though, Calla must save him from a past riddled with deceit and corruption … but only if she can accept the chilling consequences of unearthing his vilest skeleton. 

Sons of Wrath
Never gamble with vengeance …

Genre

Urban Fantasy

Review

A kickass follow up for the Sons of Wrath series. This time we got Logan, the asshole extraordinaire who just hates everyone and spoiling for a fight. He was a damaged character with an awful past, but instead of being reclusive, he just want to go out and hit something. 

"If I could kick your nuts up into your throat right now, I would."

"Get off of me, shithead, before I slam you into the wall."


In order to really understand the world building and the player in the plot, you will have to read Book 1 because there is no info dumping or recap by Keri Lake. 

*contain spoiler from Book 1

Calla is an Alexi aka Lycan slayer who used her virgin blood to resurrect Logan from death. He was in the predicament due to saving Calla from Draven. It sounds romantic, yet when Logan recover, he was pissed with the situation. He hates Calla and make sure she knows it. 

This is the first time whereby I actually find myself enjoying the multiple POV and even dying to get back to Zeke's scene. Zeke was captured by the bounty hunter in the beginning and all the brothers were trying to locate him. Meanwhile, we get some insight into what is happening with Zeke and *wink wink* his potential new romantic interest.

"I'm thinking of ditching the vengeance biz and starting my own brand of therapy. Ride your worries away. A shot of vitamin Z and you'll be feeling hella good." ~ Zeke

I'm loving each of the Sons of Wrath was being featured and it kind of gave me the BDB vibe. I'm only slightly disappointed that Ayden and Kane have such a low influence in the plot. They were practically extras, instead of supporting characters. 

I felt like Keri had an affinity towards haters to lovers story line. This is just a role reversal to Book 1. Previously it was Ayden hating Kane because he is a Lycan. Now is Logan hating Calla because.... well, he just hates everyone.

Initially, Calla was afraid of Logan because he was menacing as hell. But later she did learn to stand up to him instead of getting bullied. Her presence unsettled Logan, as he found out that he can feel her touch. Logan's past was a mystery that was slowly being revealed to us, apparently he had been cursed. 

I'm not really buying Calla as the heroine even after I finish the book. She came off as weak and naive in the beginning and I didn't see much growth in her character towards the end. She is not even that kickass compare to Ayden. I mean she did try to fight for Logan, but only in a very minimum sense. As compare to Logan who once he admitted to fell more for Calla, I felt he really give in his 100% to make the relationship works and survive through the ups and downs. 

"I want to tear you open and sew myself inside of you forever."

Honestly, there were so many things that happened in this book with the lycan, the Alexi, the shady pharmaceutical company and the creepy invisible flashing monster, Sang. This make the romance lack a proper build up, but Keri Lake manage to make it work and sold it by just having some incredible sex. During the first kissing scene, I swear I can't breath. It was so freaking intense. Same goes to the sex scenes. This is why I love PNR, the sex is obviously beyond normal mortal comprehension. 

"You own my heart, Calla. It's damaged, bandaged fuckin' mess, but it belongs to you, and only you, eternally."

I'm really looking forward for Gavin's book with Sabelle, the succubus, and then there are Zeke and the female Fallen, and of course Ferno who had an affinity to mutilate himself. 

Rating 4.5/5

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