Saturday, March 31, 2018
Review for The Secret Heir by Siobhan Davis - 4 out of 5
SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -
Is it her destiny to save them … or destroy them?
Now that Tori finally understands who she is and what’s expected of her, she’s in full-on freak-out mode. How will she save the galaxy from General Arantu’s clutches when she can’t even control her powers?
Add that to the lack of retaliation by enemy alien forces, and everyone is on edge. Especially when they uncover evidence of a strange alien symbol with possible links to humans, and the mystery deepens, along with their frustration.
But that’s not the only thing keeping Tori awake at night.
Confused over the horrific vision she experienced the night of the Herassan attack, Tori is terrified of revealing details of her protectors’ supposed fate, so she says nothing. Keeping stuff hidden never ends well, and as evil forces conspire against Tori and her four protectors, secrets and lies threaten to destroy everything they hope to achieve. While Tori grows closer to Coop, Maddox, and Beck, Dane remains distant, creating more tension and jeopardizing their bond.
Then an unexpected newcomer arrives, casting suspicion over everything they believe they know.
When Tori finally figures out what’s going on, will she have time to warn the guys? Or is their fate already sealed?
MY REVIEW -
Wonderful writing. Interesting storyline. I love Siobhan Davis' take on alien species, and I can't wait to read more! I'm enjoying the reverse harem aspect, and am really looking forward to seeing that storyline progress. I liked getting POV's from the 4 boys, the story is mainly told in Tori's POV, but it's great to get those chapters from the boys. There's some action in this book, and I absolutely love battles, so that was awesome! I'd love more of that!
Tori isn't my favorite of Siobhan's heroines, but I still like her. She has lots of room to mature and grow in this series, so I look forward to that. Hopefully as the story progresses she'll become one of my favorites. I hated that she expected honesty, but kept secrets of her own. She also seemed selfish a lot of the time, and would make remarks about how intelligent she was, or how she was always the best at everything, and those comments rubbed me the wrong way. Also at times, she doesn't seem genuine in her feelings for the boys. As I said, I'm enjoying the reverse harem aspect, but I'm not fully feeling the emotional connection between Tori and the guys. The romantic scenes felt misplaced at times, and some of the relationships felt forced. As with Tori growing, I hope the emotional connection between Tori and the guys grows much deeper in the next books.
I'm also hoping that the setting will change soon, I'm ready for this story to progress further. I wasn't in love with the twist, and I really hope it isn't going to turn into some redemption type of thing, but it added an interesting element to the story. The book was exciting and entertaining from beginning to end, and I'm really looking forward to reading more! Siobhan Davis is one of my favorite authors, so I'll definitely continue to read more from her! Her Saven series and her True Calling series are my favorites!