Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Soulfire by Juliette Cross

Title:  Soulfire
Series:  Nightwing #1
Author:  Juliette Cross
Published:  October 20/14 by Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing
Length:  109pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  paranormal romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In a world divided by prejudice and hatred, only love can bridge the chasm.

Tensions are rising in the Gladium Province. The boundary between humans and Morgons has begun to blur. While the human aristocracy strives to maintain distance between their daughters and the dragon-hybrid race, fate has other plans.

As the daughter of the corporate king, Jessen Cade is duty-bound to honor her arranged marriage to a man she detests. Feeling trapped by family duty and a loveless future, she longs for more, straying to the Morgon side of the city.

Lucius Nightwing is the eldest son of the powerful Morgon clan, and the greatest enemy of Jessen’s father. When a bar-room brawl thrusts Jessen into his arms, his dragon roars to the surface, craving to sate his carnal hunger in the brown-eyed beauty. The beast in Lucius recognizes her as his own, even if the man refuses to admit the truth.

My Review:

I just love the world that this author has built. Cross’ very visual descriptions give you a tour of the land and its inhabitants. Her concept of dragons and Morgons is very well developed, inviting readers to get to know this race even better. She back this up with an original storyline that stimulated my emotions and my imaginations.

The well put together, 1st person narrative really draws you in. It makes you feel like you’re listening to a friend tell you a story rather than reading a book. Cross also switches perspectives between the two main characters so you get to know them both, and both sides of the story. It’s very well done so readers don’t get confused, but also gives you the low down on what the characters are thinking.

This was a captivating novella that I couldn’t put down. I’ll definitely be following this series (and author) from now on.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the read and review, Jonel. So happy you enjoyed Soulfire. :)