Saturday, July 28, 2018

Review for Brave by Jennifer L. Armentrout - 5 out of 5!


Ivy Morgan hasn't been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine... and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart.

If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies.

Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves--and, ultimately, to save herself.

Because behind every evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen….


First off, the audio is terrific! The narrator does a great job, and I loved her for the main character Ivy. She narrated for all the previous books too, and she did great the whole time.

This is the third book in the series, and despite it saying it's a trilogy; it isn't. There is a 4th book coming, but what is different is a different main character. Don't read the synopsis for the next book if you don't want some of this book to be spoiled some. If you haven't read the previous books, you need to start at the beginning first before reading Brave because this a continuing story. There may be spoilers for the first books, so beware!

Ivy is dealing with PTSD from her time with The Prince, and she's pushing people away because of it. She was forced with Fae compulsion to feed from humans, and is having a difficult time not blaming herself for it. She's also staying at the Good Fae compound, and it's definitely weird for her. It's hard for her to trust any type of Fae with how she grew up in The Order. Ren and Tink are there too, and are doing what they can to help Ivy. I loved that Ren isn't letting her push him away. So, Ivy is dealing with a lot, but she doesn't have the luxury of wallowing. The Prince is upping his game, and not everything is as it seems. Ivy will discover there's a lot more secrets she doesn't know. Loved the action in this one! Loved the twist! The romance is super sweet, and I love the connection between Ren and Ivy. They are too adorable! Of course, they have sexy times too. It was great to see the support they have for each other.

The only thing I didn't like was that Tink was sexualized. This is sort of a spoiler, so beware. Tink enters into a sexual relationship with someone, and I just cringed every time Tink and sex were mentioned. He is mostly in his normal human size, and I missed him being small Tink. He's not much of a comic relief in normal human size. Also, I wanted Ivy to have her comeuppance with Breena (Unsure of the spelling since I listened to the audio). That was scenario was disappointing.

Overall, I have really enjoyed this series. I loved book 1 and 3, and I really liked book 2. I'd definitely recommend reading the series. It's entertaining and the direction the story takes isn't always expected. Also, definitely do the audio books! They added to my love of the series! I'm definitely going to read the next book, but I'm not sure about the female lead for it. Hopefully she surprises me!

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