Thursday, June 1, 2017
Review for Complication by Katie Salidas - 4 out of 5
SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -
Narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Magistrate, Mira travels west, toward the coast. With three weakened human fugitives accompanying her, she searches for the mythical land of Sanctuary.
After encountering a pack of wolf shifters, headed by the charismatic—and brazen—Stryker, Mira learns that Sanctuary is real after all. Caldera Grove: home of the Otherkin. Hidden in the mouth of a dormant volcano, it has protected its residents from humans since the early days following the great cataclysm. For Mira— a vampire— Caldera Grove is a land of peace; an escape from the relentless persecution of the humans who once enslaved her, and an end to the daily struggle and bloodshed of being a gladiator.
For the humans accompanying her, Caldera Grove means death. Humans, greedy and untrustworthy creatures, are destroyed before they can penetrate its borders.
To plead her case for entry into Caldera, Mira must abandon her companions, albeit temporarily, and follow Stryker into the heart of the city. What she finds within Caldera Grove presents her with an unenviable decision between her own desires for freedom and peace, or honor and the human companions who risked it all for her.
MY REVIEW -
Love the action and the unique world that Katie Salidas has created! This book picks up right where the first one ended, so definitely read that one first, and is told in Mira's POV. Mira is a vampire, who has just escaped slavery with 3 humans that have helped her, they are in search of a place called Sanctuary, that is said to be a safe place for supernaturals, but the journey won't be easy because there are those out there who wish to harm Mira and her friends. Along the way, Mira comes across some new people, and she needs to figure out if they are friend or foe. I love that Mira is a tough chick, and she stands up for herself, and those under her care. I can see her character growing as this series progresses, and I like that she's willing to put herself on the line to help others. There's some new characters that I'm interested to see how their story will play out, and I like the direction this series is going in. I do wish a bit more happened in this book, but it's a fairly short read, so I understand that there couldn't be too much story progression. This story is entertaining, and kept me reading, and I'm definitely excited to see where Mira's story is going to go! Katie Salidas' stories are always unique and interesting!