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Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite
J.E. Hopkins spins an action-packed tale of the world of immortals...specifically, misfits. They are those who are not pure of blood, ostracized by those who are, fitting in only with themselves.
Kaden is a tormented soul, having been treated brutally throughout his childhood by a father who hated his very being alive. Julian, Kaden's brother, was treated the polar opposite while their mother took the brunt of the abuse for her oldest child.
Reysa and Christian have been friends since finding one another as young children and have been inseparable since, along with their ever-growing family of misfits.
Kaden and Reysa fight their natural urges until at last they realize their destiny, all the while trying to fit the pieces of their own puzzles together.
Meanwhile, ELM, a movement is launched to destroy the pure breeds that have made lesser breeds slaves, whipping posts and the heel of their shoe for as long as the memory could go. Stealing children and killing their parents, they seek to destroy by testing a cocktail of drugs on the innocents. Their drug, although not yet perfected, has fingered its way out into the world, ruining victims in its path.
The war has begun and the band of Misfits of the Lore, with their powers and strength, fight back to stop this violent and destructive revolution.
The book has several very steamy and explicit scenes that are not appropriate for younger readers.
I found this book to be a real page-turner. The plot is well-developed as are the characters. In saying that, a lot of editing issues had to be overlooked; I suggest the author have the book professionally edited so its visual quality matches the quality of the story.
Any adult who enjoys fantasy, especially vampires, lycans, witches, shape shifters, sirens and so on will get into this story from the start!