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Sunday, January 31, 2016

ARC REVIEW-SYMBOL OF TREASON BY NATALYA OREKHOV

My rating: 3.25 out of 5 stars

***Please note, ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***

Symbol of Treason is Alice's story. Her past, present, and future all coming to a head leaving her in a tailspin. This debut novel comes out swinging with a powerful prologue that really sets the tone for all of the demons Alice faces at every turn. She's an abomination and there are some who will not stop until they see her dead. She only begins to allow herself to truly feel when she comes face to face with an alluring stranger named Logan Snow.

I found myself yet again, torn on how to review this book. On one hand, the storytelling was vivid, the characters and storyline interesting and held my attention. Then on the other hand I felt like this book should have been split into two with more build up added to the love story and the threat they faced. Even though, for the most part, I enjoyed how the story unraveled, I felt there were sizable pieces missing. I couldn't fully invest in the love story and still have more questions than answers.

With that being said, Ms. Orekhov  has a unique writing style and even though it can get a bit too 'lyrical' at times, I always appreciate an author that is able to show me, verses tell me. While there is a love story element here, it carries more of a 'fade to black' tone. The heat factor is, for the lack of a better word, limited. I personally prefer a little more, especially when the leading male is written with a dominant personality.

The follow up is due to release in July of this year and I'm very curious as to what Logan has up his sleeve!

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