Saturday 9 August 2014
Black Rook by Kelly Meade Review!
Title : Black Rook
Author : Kelly Meade
Pages : Unknown
Published : July 15th 2014
Publisher : Intermix
Source : Netgalley
She never saw this coming…
Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people—and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father. After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and stopping them at any cost.
Her target is Rook McQueen, the son of a small-town loup garou Alpha. Despite being the youngest of three, Rook is first in line to inherit the role of Alpha, a duty he isn't sure he's capable of fulfilling. When Brynn finally meets Rook, she doesn't expect the attraction that draws her to him—and him to her.
No longer believing him a murderer, Brynn and Rook strike an alliance to find her father's real killer. But when his older brother is targeted by an unknown enemy, Rook will have to choose between his growing feelings for Brynn and his duty as the future Alpha of his community.
My Thoughts :
When Brynn gets a vision of her fathers murder she knows she has to stop it, even if her father thinks her visions are unreliable and useless! She sees the face of his attacker and now has to go about finding him. When she finds that he is a Loup Garou named Rook McQueen and he lives in a Loup Garou safe village she has no choice but to stop him.
Heading into a village filled with Loup Garou should terrify Brynn but she has a job to do. She is wearing an amulet to mask her Magus scent and she has the ring that will kill this Rook person if she finds he is guilty. She should be fine, right!! Wrong.
What happens next sets off a string of incidents that she has no control over. Brynns life as she knew it is gone and she is thrown into Rooks life with a bang.
When I started this I didn't know what to expect as I hadn't heard of it before. Well all I can say is wow! This grabbed me from the very first page and didn't let go. I love those McQueen brothers!!
From the start you see that Brynn is an amazing heroine. Despite being a laughing stock of the Magus because she doesn't have many abilities, she is strong, determined, loyal and totally kick ass. Her father treats her badly but yet she goes into a village of Loup Garou just to stop the vision. From the start I immediately liked her.
Then we have the McQueen Brothers!! *Sigh*. Bishop is the oldest and has been training since he was young to become Alpha, Knight is a rare White Wolf and is emphatic and the glue that stabilizes the whole group. Rook is the youngest but he is a Black Wolf and first in line to inherit the Alpha title if he wishes. Usually the first born is a black wolf but not for them. Rook struggles with the decision of becoming Alpha or not. Bishop has been training for it all his life so what right has he to take it off him.
I loved the whole mythology of the Loup Garou and loved how the author put her own spin on the werewolf genre. There are so many werewolf books out there that its hard to create your own niche in it but Kelly Meade has managed to. She has created a world that I know I will revisit time and time again!!
I also loved how she named the characters after chess pieces because the whole book is full of moves and counter moves that have characters constantly shifting. It truly is a master piece!!
So overall I fell in love with this world and all the people in it. I loved the brothers and Im glad to see that it looks like each brother gets his story. Personally I cant wait for Knights one, he stole a piece of my heart. Everything about Black Rook was amazing, from the colourful characters to the fast paced plot, it is a must read. Its a breathtakingly action packed book. The romance is slow to get going but I loved that fact. I loved how they took time to think things through despite their sizzling chemistry. Parts of the book broke my heart and parts had me on the edge of my seat! I flew through this and I absolutely cant wait for the next installment!! Highly recommend :)