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Written by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Nephilim Rising #1
Published by Entangled: Edge
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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.
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I seriously wanted to love Unchained: Nephilim Rising so bad but honestly, this book is not up to par to Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other books!
As you know, I was mad in love with Wait for You with all the amazing characters and a freaking AWESOME brave heroine, but Unchained: Nephilim Rising failed in all the things that matter! First, we have a SUPER IMMATURE heroine who made all the stupid decisions which also didn’t make sense! Plus, she was THE ONLY female character in the book! Aside from that one dead female that was mentioned multiple times, there weren’t ANY! Gaaah.
Second, we have this stalker alpha hero fallen angel that was attracted to the heroine Lily but we never knew WHY she was super special! Also, I don’t get his motive for doing what he did. I seriously don’t get it!
Third, there was a lot of sex that didn’t really move the story along! I’m not a prude or anything, but the sex didn’t really mean anything to the whole plot. It also didn’t make me believe that Julian and Lily were in love at all! So, the scenes, while not really that explicit, wasn’t even that important.
Fourth, was the confusing plot about a traitor Nephilim and a newly found Nephilim that didn’t really play a huge role in the overall plot? It did feel like it was all over the place with multiple plots. Yeah, it was pretty confusing.
It was really obvious that was Jennifer Armentrout’s earlier work and it really shows! I read her author’s note and this was the second book that she wrote and apparently, it was published in 2013? I thought this was a new release!
Also, is this book a series? The ending felt a little rushed and if she wrote this in 2013 and there hasn’t been a book 2? I’m absolutely confused!
Overall, I was disappointed and I just couldn’t give this book a high rating. It just didn’t work for me. As someone who loves strong heroines, this book DID NOT have one.
I honestly can’t recommend this book. For fans of Jennifer L. Armentrout/J. Lynn, if you have read her other books, I don’t advice you to even read this book. AT ALL.
Did you ever read a book from your favorite author that disappointed you?
Did it stop you from reading that author?