Title: Redemption Author: C. J. Barry Source: Review Copy from Netgalley Synopsis: Reya Sinclair is a Redeemer of Souls. Her mission is to give Earth’s most depraved sinners a shot at redemption just before they are slated to die. Her own redemption is on the line as she fulfills her duties, leaving a trail of dead bodies in her wake. It’s all going perfectly well until one detective takes notice, possibly bringing her salvation to a halt. Thane Driscoll is a good cop who’s seen too many bad guys get away, including the man who murdered his father. He exacts his own style of justice, even if it costs him his humanity. A string of mysterious deaths leads him to a woman who’s not quite human and might hold the key to finding his father’s killer. When death and shadows descend, New York City becomes a battleground for the forces of light and dark. As the body count rises and sparks fly between them, Reya and Thane race to uncover a terrible truth. Can one man hell-bent on revenge and one woman determined to save her eternal soul be enough to keep the planet from spiraling into darkness?
I got this book from the publisher (through Net galley), free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.
Firstly I would like to thank C.J Barry (author) and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this awesome book.
This book is just awesome and I totally loved it. Reya is a kick-ass heroine and she stole the show for me on the other hand I liked Thane but got a little frustrated when his Legacy abilities didn't come up for more than half of the read so I waited for the great Legacy powers to unravel but couldn't find any such revelations regarding great Legacy powers and it seemed that he just remained a mere mortal accept for the occasional unearthly glowing of the weapons he held. Orson is awesome and sometimes his comments made me laugh while the other times it made me irritated just like Reya. And oh my God, the ending is really fabulous and breath taking and I didn't see that coming and it surprised me as well as shocked me as hell.
The characters are developed and not sketchy at all and I liked the side characters as well like Thane’s cop friend Martin was great. The action scenes were amazing and the detail descriptions of the dimensions made the read an intriguing one. The scientific descriptions and logical explanations made the read believable and I really believed in the other dimensions, the soul council and the process of reincarnating over and over again to experience and learn from the past mistakes and for the redemption of the sins so as to save your eternal soul and move to a peaceful and perfect dimension.
The mystery regarding the ulterior motives of Surt (villain) kept me reading on and on till the end and I couldn't stop it in between and completed it in one go. The steamy romance between Thane and Reya was really great and I enjoyed it a lot. The writing style of the author is great and the use of third person POV really made the read crisp and smooth and the dialogues were delivered perfectly without creating any confusion which often happens in case of third person POV.
A great read and would love to recommend it to ya all. Hope that you’ll like it as much as I did.
RATING: 5 Rose Hearts
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