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Redemption (The Captive Series Book 5) Paperback – October 1, 2020
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A year has passed since the war against Jack’s father freed the humans from their roles as servants to the vampire race.
Having left the palace to ensure the outer towns are obeying the new laws, Jack struggles to come to terms with his haunting memories of the war. He’s content to lose himself in the obscurity of the isolated lands… until he encounters Hannah.
Hannah long ago accepted she would never leave the small town of Chippman. When Jack walks into her life, she can’t deny her attraction to him. However, afraid Jack will reject her if he learns the truth, Hannah is determined to keep her distance from him.
On the outside, Chippman appears normal, but its residents harbor secrets they’re determined to hide—secrets that force the town to live under the rule of a vampire who could tear Jack and Hannah apart forever.
***The Captive Series is mature YA/New Adult. This book contains some language, violence, and sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.***
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- ASIN : B08KH3THZJ
- Publisher : Independently published (October 1, 2020)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8692660459
- Item Weight : 11.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.65 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #725,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jake and Hannah's story is beautiful and endearing. I didn't want to put it down. I loved that their story was their own, and not a retelling of Braith and Aria's with the names changed. Yes, there were some similarities, such as the "bloodlink" bond, but the story was definitely original.
As I read more about Jake, aka Jericho, I grew to like him more and more. He was sweet, compassionate and fiercely loyal. The story provides many details about his time with the rebels through Jake's flashbacks. It was nice to have those holes from the prior books in the series filled in, and to see these events from his perspective.
Hannah was immediately likable and seemed to be the female version of Jake in many ways. It was gratifying to see each of these wonderful characters find the love and adoration they so deserved. I am so glad that I went along for the ride!
I love The Captive series! This book picks up a year after Salvation ended and gives us the story of Jack, who is travelling with William to the outer regions to ensure that the new laws are being adhered to. Their travels bring them to the town of Chippman, and into the life of Hannah - a vampire who is labelled an "Undesirable" due to her not being normal. Jack and Hannah are immediately attracted to each other, and amidst much chemistry, hot litlte moments and fighting of feelings, a beautiful love story unfolds. But danger is still lurking in the guise of an evil bad guy who has declared himself leader of Chippman and who refuses to let go of his claim on the town - or on Hannah herself.
The story moves at a quick pace, and kept me enthralled the whole way through. The ending had my heart racing, with lots of action and a couple of big twists which are clearly leading to at least one more book – hooray! Although rest assured, this one is definitely cliffy free, and ends beautifully.
I loved this book! I loved being back in Erica Stevens’ world, I love the characters, and I loved Jack and Hannah’s story. I can’t wait for more.
This book picks up about a year after book four left off with Jack traveling throughout the country to make sure that his brother's laws are being enforced. He is using this excuse as a means of escaping his grief and it isn't until he arrives in an isolated town that he finds purpose and a reason to move beyond the grief he felt after his father-figure and mentor dies. He meets Hannah and feels an almost immediate connection to her. She is reserved around him, however, as she and many other vampires living in the town are considered defective in one way or another. They keep to themselves and don't trust that Jack, and the king's laws, will protect them from further persecution. However, they are being ruled by a tyrant that controls the town and, when Jack steps in to help, others, including Hannah, begin to trust him.
There is plenty of action and romance in this book with characters that the reader can relate to. Stevens also writes with enough humor to temper the darker sides of the plot. I wouldn't mind seeing a book 6 in The Captive Series.
If you are looking for something to keep you turning the pages and make you forget about the here and now and take you to another place. This is the series for you!
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Jack, Braith's younger brother, is still with the Rebels, although now they are visiting the outlaying towns and villages to ensure that Braith's laws are being followed, with the abolution of blood slaves. some are not taking the new laws so well. Hannah is an inn keeper in such a town, but this town is putting on a front, with a leader who SAYS he is abiding by the new laws but isnt wuite. Calvin has his sights set on Hannah, ut Jack's reaction to Hannah makes him bring his plan fast forward and everyone lives are at stake. Also the town is keeping a secret, one that Hannah fears could force Jack away, and leave her in Calvin's sadistic hands.
i will be honest, i didnt write reviews for the other 4 books, but rated them all 4 stars, and i did think i might struggle to remember the story, but I didnt! Its laid out with enough information to bring it all forward, and then some, but not in a retelling sort of way, its all very well written, so you get Jack's story, with Braith and Aria popping in for some time too!
i loved the interaction between Hannah and Jack in the beginning, well ll through, but especially in the beginning as they both have no clue whats going on between them, and once Jack bites Hannah, there is no way either can fight it. Jack's discovery of Hannah's secret (so not saying!) is a good one, and Hannah's reaction to Jack's reaction, or lack thereof, made me smile.
i starred this 4, but i'm upgrading to 5. its all wrapped up in this single book, and thats why. but i would love to see what William, Aria's twin brother gets up to now he....well, again....so not saying!
For those who haven’t read the earlier books, the series is set in a world where Vampires and Humans live side by side openly. The ruling family are vampires, but a recent revolution has seen the sadistic king overthrown by his son Braith, who has abolished the laws repressing humans and married Aria, who used to be human.
Redemption tells the story of Jack, or Jericho, Braith’s younger brother. In this book we see Jack in a new way, through the eyes of Hannah, a girl who lives and works in a bar in a small town far from the Palace.
As Jack and Hannah give in to their magnetic attraction and begin a tentative romance, they are plagued by Calvin, the law enforcing bully who has set himself up as the strongest man in town and has his sights firmly on Hannah. A testosterone fuelled standoff takes place between the two male vampires, with the stakes rising each time they clash. When Braith and Aria make a surprise visit, they discover Calvin has hidden secrets and the conflict passes the point of no return.
I love the characters in this book. Erica Stevens has a wonderful ability to write irresistible characters and she worked her magic again in Redemption. Jack is fabulously charismatic and absorbing, and though Hannah is a vampire, she is a normal girl doing her best under difficult circumstances. Calvin is also wonderfully creepy and brings a chilling shadow into the town and the book.
Redemption was just the compulsive read I was looking for and I can’t wait for the next instalment in the family saga!