Wormwood / Wormwood #1

Rating within series: N/A

Individual rating: 4.6/5

Series rating: N/A

I received a free copy of this book so that, in return, I could write an honest and unbiased review.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Synopsis:

Against a devastated landscape, a legion of one hundred fierce half-angels is hell bent on purging the Earth of all humans. But one of them, the tormented Tiamat, struggles against his mission, and when he rescues a beautiful woman named Kali, he finds the attraction as troubling as it is dangerous. Can Kali trust the one creature who could be responsible for her ultimate demise?

Review:

“Oh, the perils of love… someone always gets screwed over on an exponential scale.”

It took me a while to digest this book completely. I was not expecting to love this book that much. The author and I communicated a bit before I was offered the book in exchange for an honest review, and I wasn’t sure what to think. I’ll try to sum it up quickly for you. I also want to say that the author is the sweetest person who genuinely wants feedback about her book. She takes time out of her day to respond to messages and seems excited to talk to her fans. She is a good-hearted person, and I encourage you to reach out to her with any feedback, constructive criticism, or other, because I’m sure she’d appreciate it.

Starting off, I had a really difficult time trying to get into the book. Mostly because it was a lot of imagery and I had no idea what was going on. It seemed like we were following around someone at the end of the world, but I really didn’t know, and I didn’t like that I was so clueless. However, when the book started and more dialogue was introduced, I immediately fell in love. I was cautious of this book because I wasn’t completely sure what it was about because the synopsis is pretty vague, but I actually kind of liked that I was surprised. I have read books with vague descriptions that absolutely tanked, but I thought this was wonderful.

I loved how it was written, I loved the characters, and I loved the dialogue. Tiamat and Kali are honestly my favorite book couple. Kali was strong willed and badass throughout the entire book and didn’t let her beliefs get thrown out the window because of a guy. She fought for what she believed in, even if there was a chance it would kill her. I fell in love with Tiamat just about the same way Kali did: very slowly. He proved to be ridiculously difficult the entire book, even going crazy lengths to make her hate him, but he also made it up to her every time. I thought their relationship was amazing, and I loved them throughout the entire book, even when I was ridiculously pissed off.

This book actually made me throw my Kindle across the room three separate times. I will not disclose which times, due to spoilers, but that just shows how AMAZING the author is at catching you off guard (in both good and bad ways!) I could see how some could get upset with the actions of certain characters in the book, but speaking from an unbiased point of view, I felt that everything that transpired throughout the book was spot on, even the parts I hated. Honestly, words cannot describe how much I absolutely loved this book and how unbelievably excited I am for the sequel. The book was wrapped up nicely, but still left us with a cliffhanger! I was wary about reading it because the second book has not yet been released, but I was pleasantly surprised with the ending.

This will be one of those books I will read over and over again because of the protagonists, antagonists, the setting, the story, basically all the characters, and the world they live in. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good book with a struggle of good and evil. This post apocalyptic fantasy novel is sure to make your head spin with all of its crazy twists and turns.

“If you’re looking to validate your existence by belittling ours, you’re not better than the worst of us.”

 

Other Information:

Publisher: Black Wraith Books

Release Date: October 10th, 2011

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Fiction, Sci-Fi

Author: D.H. Nevins

Synopsis: Goodreads

Price: $2.99 Kindle / $14.99 Paper

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