Young Adult - Paranormal
392 Pages
Reviewed on 05/25/2017
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Author Biography

Restored is the culmination of the Refuge Trilogy. The entire work is intended to be a reflection of God's transformative power in our lives. This book is written for the Glory of God.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Restored by Jason K Macomson is a stunning conclusion to the Refuge Trilogy, a story that features very compelling characters with an enormous conflict. This one will be a delight for those who love tales involving vampires and paranormal creatures. Eric runs the terrible risk of being executed by Demetrius and the Coven in a ceremony to mark the summer solstice. The clock is ticking. Will and Carol are back in Strongfield, desperately looking to save him, but where have the bad guys hidden him and can they find and rescue him before his time runs out? It’s a race against time, fraught with danger and numerous challenges as the duo runs from one dead end to another.

Restored by Jason K Macomson begins with three travelers arriving in the evening, all drenched. They are two tall vampires, “dragging another between them as a prisoner.” This is when I got hooked. I wanted to know who the prisoner was and what would happen to him. It is interesting to note that I felt pulled in from the start and didn’t have any trouble getting into the story without having read the two previous books in the series, thanks to the fact that the author doesn’t waste much time on unnecessary backstory. There is backstory, but it is trimmed down to what is essential. The plot was well-imagined and written with skill and style, with numerous surprises and moments that virtually made the reader jolt with surprise. It is intense. Expertly written, and exhilarating with the action.

Rabia Tanveer

Restored by Jason K. Macomson is the third and last novel in the Refuge series. Although I have not read the previous novels in the series, I had no problems catching up with the story and understanding the dynamics of the characters and their relationships. I really liked the relationship between Will and Carol and I loved the friendship between these two and Eric. It was very obvious that Will and Carol are partners and that they have mutual respect for each other.

In this last installment, Carol and Will are coming back to Strongfield to find Eric before it is too late. Eric is a captive of Demetrius and the coven and they have big plans for the future ahead. Demetrius is planning on holding a blood sport and sacrificing Eric, the rogue Vampire, to mark the beginning of his complete leadership over the coven. Will and Carol must race against time and accept help from anywhere they get to save Eric. They are even ready to accept help from old allies, but when they reach their destination, things are not as they seem. Their quest to save their friend is difficult and becoming impossible with each passing moment. Can they save Eric? Or will they be too late?

Restored was very intense, fast paced, and packed with action. There is never a dull moment in the novel and you will thoroughly enjoy it for that. Jason K. Macomson wrote the novel effortlessly and in a way that just simply clicks with the reader. His writing style is very familiar; I had no issue with understanding the characters, their dynamics, and their relationships. This was actually a pretty quick read and I loved every single moment of it. Brilliantly constructed and entertaining.

Sefina Hawke

Restored by Jason K Macomson is a young adult paranormal fiction novel that would appeal most to an audience of young adults who enjoy science fiction, supernatural, and paranormal stories, as well as those who have enjoyed the previous books in the Refuge Trilogy series. Demetrius has planned a ceremony to mark the winter solstice where he will turn pledges into new vampires and will sacrifice the rogue vampire. Will and Carol are desperate to save Eric from Demetrius, but they struggle to not only find the coven, but to destroy it. Will the duo manage to save Eric in time, or will they arrive only to find his cooling corpse and Demetrius as the powerful coven master?

Restored by Jason K Macomson is most certainly designed to be read after books one and two in the Refuge Trilogy. I personally found the book to be a refreshing change from the normally stagnant vampire sub-genre as the book was nothing like the Twilight series. I did find the book a bit confusing initially as I had not read the previous books, but that did not detract from my enjoyment of the richly developed characters, the riveting plot, nor its suspenseful conclusion. Carol quickly became my favorite character because I felt like I could understand her character’s motivation and choices the best; she just had a way of making me become invested in her choices and wanting to know what would happen to her. Overall, this is one of those books that is packed full of fast paced action that kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire read.