(Hive Trilogy #1)
By Jaymin Eve & Leia Stone
Narrator: Dara Rosenberg
Length: 8h 30min
Are you an Ash?
*Lack of appetite
*Insatiable thirst*Beauty & Strength*Male
Call the hotline if these symptoms come on suddenly!Turns out Charlie Bennet was all of those things except the last. Don’t let the name fool you, Charlie was all woman and she wanted nothing to do with the ash … until the day she found out she was one.It all started when infected bats bit a small group of humans and created what are now called vampires. Then, the male vampires knocked up some female humans and the result was a gorgeous race of all male ash. Superhuman freaks that had looks to kill.Charlie is the first female ash, aka unicorn of the Hive – the gated compound in Portland that the humans have designated to isolate vampires and ash from society.Problem? The Hive is full and only a select few will be allowed to live there. To live at all, really. If Charlie wants to earn the right to become a citizen of the Hive, she will have to survive the culling – a series of fights to the death. And guess what? Just because she’s a girl doesn’t mean she’ll get special treatment.Good thing there’s Ryder, the mysterious lead ash enforcer, who seems to always have her back. But when secrets bubble to the surface, it will take more than one guy to save her.
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*Affiliate Link: AmazonMy Review:
The premise of this novel seemed amazing, but half way through it I realized something was missing and even after finishing this novel I still can't put my finger on it. I wanted to love this book, but it just didn't happen and it wasn't for lack of trying.
I liked Charlie's spunk and how she fought for what she believed was right. Her path wasn't easy and with help from a few friends she made along the way she came through to the other side in one piece. I didn't really think that she and Ryder had chemistry in the first half of this novel.
Ryder was like a stone in all aspects for most of this book. It was only around 80% that he seemed to show actual human emotions. By then it seemed a little too forced for me, considering that the author made Charlie seem like the only one interested and childish toward him in the beginning. Overall he did eventually win me over, but I'm still skeptical.
I enjoyed this novel, but I didn't love it. I'm not sure I want to continue on in this series, but the ending made the thrill level kick into high gear, so I will consider it.
The Audio Book:
My only problem with this audio book are the male voices because they sounded very feminine to me. I would appreciate Dara Rosenberg (narrator) taking the male voices in another direction.
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