Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Mythology, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Published by Patchwork Press on November 15th 2015
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Wizards. Shifters. Murderers.
Welcome to Woodland Creek where one family of wizards gives new meaning to organized crime.
Evie Scarlett wanted two things: marry Parker Drake and leave Woodland Creek.
But when Hugh Prince, a dangerous crime boss, is mysteriously murdered while awaiting trial for her father's murder, all eyes turn to the Scarlett family.
The arrival of Hugh's youngest son, Avalon brings a century-old feud to a dangerous climax. This vengeful wizard gives Evie's older brother a choice: die or give Evie to him.
When Evie's plans for escape are broken by familial duty, she must find a way to protect those she loves and win back her freedom. What she finds is an ancient power that she never knew she had.
A power that might change everything she thought she knew about her family.
This book took me by surprise because, I admit, I judge a book by its cover. I’m human, I let my eyes deceive me a lot. However, the cover shouldn’t discourage you because this story is amazing. So good, it’ll leave you begin for more after the last page is turned.
One thing that had me toying with my emotions was that the description, after I read it, it made me think that Evie would surely fall for this evil person, he’d redeem himself, live happily ever after, you know the rest. In reality, we are introduced to Evie’s “simple” life where she’s madly in love with Parker and is about to marry him. I thought “Pfft whatever, move to the other guy” but the story really grips your heart when this evil person comes that you don’t want her with him because, in fact, he’s actually even more evil than what you imagined, and he’s gonna cost her all her dreams and hopes.
The author presents a very interesting family theme among the Scarlett. If you are a Scarlett, you are loyal until death, no matter what you did, no matter what could happen, you all stand together. Even when I wanted to smack every single person that messed things up and had Evie sacrifice herself, I could appreciate that brave and sacrificing nature of her for her family.
Woodland Creek is a weird place. It has shifters, wizards, werewolves, and many more things that are all somehow attracted to this place by some force. I was in awe with the many magical and mythological things in the story and loved every moment of it. I think that, even if they are elements widely used by many, K.N. Lee managed to give it her own style to catch readers with her paranormal characters and small-town setting.
With sweet and semi-steamy romance, strange mythological creatures, and evil plots, this story is one for lovers of anything paranormal and romance. I started to read this by curiosity while I was doing a final work. Instead of do research and finish it, I was reading this until the wee hours of the night. Definitely worth trying. And maybe even some of the other Woodland Creek novellas by others authors too.
Rating: 5 stars
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