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Series: Unborn #1
By: Amber Lynn Natusch
Published on August 26th 2014
Published by 47North
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Born into mystery. Shackled to darkness…
Khara has spent centuries discovering everything about the Underworld―except her place in it. But when she’s ripped from her home, solving the riddle of her origins becomes more important than ever. With evil stalking her through the dark alleys of Detroit, she finds salvation from an unlikely source: a group of immortal warriors sworn to protect the city. Khara needs their help to unravel the tangled secrets of who and what she is—secrets many seem willing to kill for. But time is running out, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer necessity binds her to an arrogant fallen angel.
Can their shaky alliance withstand that which threatens her, or will her soul fall victim to the unholy forces that hunt her―those that seek the Unborn?
From the author of the bestselling Caged series comes a pulse-pounding new series of supernatural romance.
Khara is the adoptive daughter of Hades, she has spent centuries living in the Underworld. Where she learned to be indifference, learned to not to feel fear, and learned to adapt in order to survive in a harsh environment. But then she was taken away from her father, and dispose in the human world. There she would learn not only she may be the only living daughter of Ares, but she has many half-brothers and one true brother as well.
I don’t want to give too much away, because I really think this is a book worth of your time. But I’ll give you another hint. Aside from the offspring of gods and goddess, there are also different types of Angles, Light One, Dark One, Fallen One, and an Unborn.
To be honest, at first I was skeptical of how the combination of Greek Mythology and Angles would work out. But then this book really taken me by surprise. I can say I really enjoyed reading this book. I liked the setting of this book, the concept of offspring of Ares were like the supernatural polices in the human world. I enjoyed reading about all the characters in this book, they were well-written and developed. I liked how the author didn’t overload you with all the information on gods and goddess, which could easily overwhelm you. Although the pace of this book wasn’t fast, but there are loads of intriguing information and tons of anctions that will keep you well-engaged with the story.
Khara’s character was kind of unusual, she talked like she lived in an ancient time. At first she seems cold and too logical that she was almost inhuman-like. But at the same time she can be quite native. I thought she was a very likable character. While reading Unborn Khara really grown on me, I especially enjoyed reading the small changes in her throughout the book.
Khara’s brothers really stood out in the Unborn, they each have a very distinctive personality, and not everyone was nice and amiable. And Oz, must not forget about Oz. Oz was definitely a force in this book, I couldn’t help but wonder the story behind his attitude and behaviors.
In case you were wondering, you won’t find much of romance in this book. Potential love-interest? Yes.
Even though the concept of modern mythologies and angels aren’t exactly new, but I thought this book managed to have a fresh intake of the subject. I thought Unborn was a great start of a Urban Fantasy series, and I can’t wait to read the next book!
Happy Reading!! XO