A very disturbing story. very well told and believable after previous London riots. My husband has always pointed to the regular occurrence of riots in the UK's history, and the fact that social ills were addressed afterwards, as a reason, possibly, that unlike most of Europe, we still have a monarchy. And have not had a real Revolution. I saw a play created from interviews with our last London rioters, and it is clear that a significant portion of our youth feel very disenfranchised. And the increase in knife crime in 2019 emphasises this. So the social unrest that is The background to this story is a viable a believable extrapolation. I am not sure if Chloe's back story added a great deal apart from muddling stories up. I would have left it out. Its riot experience was enough. And the final twist was one I never saw coming. Excellent.
I am reviewing here 2 series by the author Renee George. She writes humorous stories with fun heroines and cosy in style – not too graphic but..
I read 3 books in the Hex series. They were 4 stars but could have been 5 stars if they were longer. The opposite to other books – I found these too short! The story telling was sharp, funny with good characterisation and the story moved along at a good pace. Just needed some more events in the whole storyline..
I then read 4 Books in Barkside of the Moon series :
Really cute series. Cosy but plenty of murders, some suspense and romance – thwarted and unresolved.
So, 2 shifters move into a human town and try to conceal their differences. Buzz is a short order chef and Lily, his niece, works part-time as an assistant in a pit-bull rescue centre and has a pit-bull softie herself.
|The answer is simple – nowhere. They are all still here – just hiding in plain sight. Which is always the best way to hide. Except that the Government knows about them and even has contracts and treaties with them. This was a fun book in that it was basically an RPG with an extra side of plotting within plotting. Christian Warren Freed puts himself into the game as the author Daniel writing about Elves in high fantasy novels who becomes embroiled by accident in the elves’ plots, along with his family especially his wife, who shows herself up in an excellent light and clearly is going to become a feisty warrior when the series continues. Which I am sure it will. I felt very sorry for the dragon. He should be out and about flying as an UFO over Area 51 – I felt the same in Game of Thrones with the 2 chained up in the dungeons. No wonder they are unhappy and angry at humans. I am not really an RPG person so I found the battles just a few too many for me, I would have preferred some subtlety and high treason through poison or… but it will appeal to a more bloodthirsty person than me. 4 stars|