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Sin & Salvation (3) (Demigods of San Francisco) Paperback – March 19, 2019
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Valens has noticed his two missing employees. It won't be long before he knows who is responsible.
It won't be long before he claims his vengeance.
The race is on. Kieran and Lexi must scrape together an army worthy of taking on the Demigod of San Francisco before he destroys them all.
But Valens isn't Lexi's only problem. Mordecai's rapid recovery has been noticed, and he has once again become a threat to his old pack.
Lexi's little family is in jeopardy of being torn apart, and to save them...she must finally embrace what she is.
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- Publisher : Hazy Dawn Press, Inc.; 2nd edition (March 19, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1732798990
- ISBN-13 : 978-1732798991
- Item Weight : 1.01 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.96 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #106,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2019
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Kieran and Alexis' relationship takes a sharp turn down Serious Street as they further to each other physically, emotionally and magically. I've seen a couple of other readers mention that there was too much sex, but I actually really liked the extra steam added in this book. The platonic relationship vibes only take a reader so far and I loved the decent splash of raunch. The one thing that did let me down a teeny bit was the dialogue from Lexi during some of these scenes. There's only so many times I can see words like 'oh', 'yes' and the like thrown around in the hotter scenes before I either roll my eyes a bit or find it cheesy. BUT, the scenes were still great for me as long time fan. Kieran became even more dominant and possessive and I LOVED it. Lexi took a while to commit to the point I felt sorry for Kieran, but the feelings were intense. Va va, voooooom!
Lexi continued to get stronger and I've loved her learning to use her powers. To me, her character didn't move along quite as much as I would have liked, especially after how fabulous she was in the last book, but that might be because I found this book a little slower. The end few chapters more than made of for this, however, as it was amazeballs and I didn't want it to finish.
We get a greater insight into the Six, including what their powers are and I must say that I loved this. It added to the story and gave me more information about a bunch of characters I really enjoy reading about. Mordecai continued to learn about life as a shifter and when his former pack enter stage right with the intent of making sure he isn't a threat by tearing him to pieces, Alexis really shines. Daisy continues to be a fantastic, spit-fire of a character. She shows a little vulnerability in this book as she struggles to fit in with the magical crew, but continues to come into her own by utilising her best skill - her cunning mind, playing an integral part in going against Valens. Bria was also great in this book. I found her funny and still slightly crazy and I love the friendship that's developed between her and Alexis as they support each other. As with other Breene books, it's always refreshing when there are supportive women lifting each other up rather than the jealousy, rivalry, etc. we see when there are other strong female characters in a novel.
I really enjoyed how this book had a few chapters from Valens' point of view, giving a different perspective. I'm not sure if that was the intentional or if was to show how callous Valens actually was, but I found myself feeling a bit torn about how I felt about him, ranging from thinking he was a giant a-hole to feeling a bit sorry for him for having his heart broken by the love of his life. I won't ruin anything, but after reading about Valens and where his story went, I just felt sad. All I could think about was how in Book 2, Valens had a picture of his love Lyra on his nightstand and a photo of Kieran as a boy on his dresser and it just made me sad. Still, no excuse for murdering thousands, I guess lol.
There was a bit more of Kieran trying to line his ducks up in a row in this book and I didn't feel it had as much action as Book 2, but it was still really entertaining and a great follow up. Lexi embracing her role as a Spirit Walker was awesome. One of my favourite quotes is towards the end where she says that not even the dead are safe from Valens, and it's the dead that she's sworn to protect - such a great moment and line in the story.
A lot of the story line is tied up neatly in this book, making me wonder how the next plot thread will fill out, but knowing this author as well as I do (I devour and reread her books all the time - sorry, not sorry), I have compete faith she will make it fabulous. I was hoping the storyline from the epilogue is where things were heading and I'm already peeing myself in excitement for the next book. I reread a lot of parts in this book, needing to take it all in as much as I could and not wanting to leave anything out which is always a signs of a sure winner. It will be going into my favourites folder where the other two books already sit. I love Kieran and Lexi - they are a close runner up to Darius and Reagan, something I never thought would happen.
Just a side note - did anyone else notice that the name 'Magnus' mentioned in the first couple of books has been written as Magnum in this book??? Not sure what's happened there.
Ms. Breene pulled out all the stops with this series in developing these characters with their unique personalities that are always snarky and fresh and usually have me laughing so hard on some of their one liners that I have to “share the story” to my co-workers, once I stop crying and can breathe again, that is.
However, the best part [for me] about the characters were that they weren’t your usual hum drum, done a million times <insert stereotypical shapeshifter here> type of character. Oh no, not Ms. Breene. She threw that box away and found a prettier, shinier one to open up and play with. Her characters and world building are so detailed and enriching, you feel like it’s somewhere you’ve been before. These don’t feel like ‘fantasy’ books to me, I’m so immersed in her storyline, it feels tangible. *sigh*. Then I put the book down. She has the most diabolical imagination of any writer I have the privilege of stalking Amazon’s upcoming releases for and I always look forward to what she’ll put out next.
This book starts with a bang and finishes with a believable wrap for these characters. I had a great time, start to finish and I’m about to re-read it again.
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Zorn continues to train Daisy or 'the gremlin' as the Six have affectionately nicknamed her, because of her devious fighting style 😂 Mordecai continues to benefit from most of them training him, but Jack seems to have taken point as the other shifter 👍 The psycho shifter who killed his Parent's decides to make his move on Mordi 😢 Its actually illegal to challenge anyone under 18yrs and at 15 he certainly isn't allowed to be challenged, but how did he even find out he was still alive??😕
There are some non shifter Mate type happenings continuing to go on 😉🔥💘🔥 How there's no contraception failures in this book with the amount they have going on but all of the sexy times Kieran & Lexi fit in I just don't know 🙈🔥 Awww, they're seriously in love & it's gorgeously imperfect!💘😍🎉
The slow background unravelling of what has happened to Demigod Valens 'Spirit Trappers' is excruciating, not knowing when that hammer will drop & what will happen when it does? Yep, it's nail biting, but then knowing he hasn't realised everything else that Kieran, Alexis, the Six and Bria have been putting in place & planning actually knots your tummy. But the real underlying terror for me came from knowing he is as yet unaware his Wife's Spirit has been freed - Omg it's enough to make you pee your pants!!😱😭😳
There are many, many laugh out loud & giggle fest moments throughout this book. Even during the most dire & extreme times you can always rely on Bria or Daisy, usually, to say or do something that will lighten the atmosphere to bearable again!!🙏😃 I was really impressed with Lexi bolstering Daisy when she became overwhelmed with being 'just human' surrounded by magical people 💕 It obviously sank in & stuck with her, it was really inspiring!!😍 I love how proud Zorn is of her too, he's such a magical bad@ss but truly sees her potential!!🌟
I understand the Author plans to write more in this world, thank you K.F Breene 🙏💕 I feel so utterly invested in these characters I feel like there's so much more to know, especially after that epilogue!!🙈🔪 However, I can't wait to get back into the DDVN World although I hope it's not too long until we return to San Francisco 😎✨🔥
Debbie, 1970, UK
Alexis improved upon her magic in ‘Sin & Magic’ and we get to see more of what she’s capable of in ‘Sin & Salvation’ and if we’re lucky, we’ll get to see more of her journey in the future. Alexis is definitely the sort of hero I can get behind, she’s smart, loyal and doesn’t take herself too seriously. She’s also incredibly kind hearted, moral and fiercely protective of those she loves. She makes for the ideal heroine in my eyes, but that’s hardly surprising given that Breene creates some truly exceptional characters in her novels and Alexis is no different. Kieran has already proven himself a better man than his father and he’ll continue to do so in ‘Sin & Salvation’ but what I like most about him, is the fact that he’s truly a good guy deep down and that he appreciates his pseudo-family for who they are. I enjoy getting to see the odd chapter from his perspective and the fact that those chapters feel organic. Yes, they help carry the plot forward, but they also give us a look into the man himself. What more can you ask?
So, if you’ve been following the series you’ll likely know a little of what’s coming next. Valens is a threat - not only to Alexis and Kieran but to the magical community - and the fight for San Francisco is about to begin in earnest, the question of Alexis’ lineage will be answered and the pack will learn that Mordecai is alive and well. With that in mind… enjoy!
This is one jam-packed story, with a fast flowing plot, lots of action and adventure, myriad plot twists, jaw-dropping reveals and some seriously sexy times squeezed into the mix. To be honest there is so much story that I already feel as though it needs a re-read as I'm sure I missed some important stuff.
Oh and I've not even mentioned the banter yet. The banter between the members of The Six, between Daisy and Mordecai and between Bria and, well, just about everyone. I'm pretty sure that wasn't all of it either!
We get to see Alexis trying to learn how to use and control her powers before Valens realises just how close to home his biggest enemies are. We also learn more about the six and their magical abilities, along with Daisy and Mordecai coming into their own. In fact I would love these guys, and the six, to have their own books sometime in the future.
Full of feels, this book really touched my emotions, as well as making me giggle. It held my attention through out and wrapped up all the loose ends, whilst dropping a few new threads to lure us into future books. However it's the softest of cliff-hangers, and rather more of a segue into another adventure. One that I will only be too happy to journey along with.