Saturday, November 17, 2018

Week 46 Review: Shadow and Ice

From Goodreads:
Gena Showalter, the New York Times bestselling author who brought you the Lords of the Underworld, introduces a scorching new paranormal romance series… Gods of War.

Knox of Iviland has spent his life competing in the All Wars, where vicious warriors with supernatural powers fight to the death to claim new realms. One winner takes everything—and all losers die. Enslaved as a child for his ability to control shadows, the most ruthless champion in history will stop at nothing to kill his king. But first he must win the battle for Earth. When a fearsome weapon imprisons every combatant in ice, centuries pass without progress…until she walks in.

Vale London craves a fun arctic getaway with her foster sister before settling down to open a bakery. Street-tough but vulnerable, she is unprepared to find ancient gods escaping a frozen cave—merciless beings who target her when she inadvertently enters their war.

Though Vale is now his enemy, Knox is consumed with lust and a fierce need to protect her. But only one combatant can prove victorious, and he will have to choose: live for freedom, or die for love. 

My Review:
Yeah, this book was really awesome! I really enjoyed the idea of Earth being a realm to claim, I have read something similar in the Watcher's Quest series by Margaret Buffie, but that was YA, and otherwise, hasn't been something I've read in other books, yeah!

Both Vale and Knox are pretty fierce, and fight for what they want, and to fight to protect who they love. They start off clashing a lot, but as their interests align, the clashing becomes more personal in nature. But keeping up with all the strategies made to keep them alive along the way, of course.

One little thing that I loved was that Vale and Nola were from Strawberry Valley, the town from Gena Showalter's The Original Heartbreakers series, that was just a nice little cross over thing! It was just a nice little detail that we didn't need, but was so awesome to have!

Right now, I'm not totally sure whether this series will have a different hero and heroine each book, or the same for the series. I'm leaning towards the former than the later, because Vale and Knox seem to have found a balance that works for them, and there's other couples who need to do the same!

This book was really fantastic, and I can't wait for the next one!

Author: Gena Showalter
Series: Gods of War #1
Read: November 14th, 2018
Source: Edelweiss/Bought
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: HQN
Published: October 23rd 2018
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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