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“Good addition to the series.”Roxhill wrote this review Monday, January 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Self-published by Ms. Anderson, this installment is full of distracting typos and grammatical errors. The overall plot feels like a desperate attempt to prolong the series, along with surprise added Kindred breeds. The characters reflect too often over the events that have just happened in the novel, making many scenes repetitive. Character introspection is also heavy handed, basically allowing you to skip entire pages without losing any of the character development and plot. The foreshadowing is laid down with the force of a sledge hammer and the love scene felt superfluous. The background story of Merrick and Elise was of more interest, but not enough to carry this book into a higher enjoyment level.
To this point, I had been enjoying this series as a light read with a no brainer plot and steamy intimacies. It seems that Ms. Anderson is attempting to force this into mainstream sci-fi, which unfortunately, is not well imagined enough to challenge more sophisticated readers.
In all, my least favorite of the series. So much so that I may not continue reading it.
Reviewed by Suz & posted at Under The Covers Book Blog
Another Kindred book! This series was my favourite of 2011, it has started many fantasies about being transported to an alien space ship and...probed by a sexy Kindred warrior (or Warriors!) and this book has furthered my obsession with all things Kindred.
Revealed is about Nadiah, Sylvan's cousin and Adam Rast, the human detective who has made a career out of finding the lost. Nadiah and Rast's attraction has been growing since they first met at Sylvan's Bonding, but despite starting off on a tongue to tongue basis things have gone down hill since then as Rast accuses Nadiah of being a fraud when she has her visions, only later to find out that her Sight is genuine. But despite their differences their attraction has grown, but nothing can come of their mutual desire as Nadiah has been blood bound to another as a child. But when Rast sees the cruel way Nadiah is treated by her betrothed he is determined to break the bond, no matter what the cost to himself.
What I loved about the romance in this book, was that the hero and heroine knew they loved the other pretty much from the start and it was other people putting obstacles in their path, not any extremely irritating and unnecessary Misunderstanding. Also as this series has gone on, the heroines have become much more likable, Nadiah was pretty cool, I loved how she stood up for herself and her man. And Rast was HOT! I love the whole possessive she-is-mine thing. This book was also incredibly hot, I love how the Kindred males love their females and I love a man who talks dirty and Rast's mouth was filthy!
This book also introduces a brand new threat to the universe, and I can't wait to see what happens with that and how they can stop them. It is also great because I know there will be more books in the series. I am really hoping that Merrick, Sylvan's friend and a Hybrid, is next, I LOVE the tall, dark and dangerous ones!
“This is really closer to a 4.5 but again, the half star omission on all sites. I LOVE the Kindred Series. It is a becoming a formula series that has the *exact* recipe I love. I feel confident, as a reader, when I begin a Kindred installment I'll enjoy the following: hot romance, alpha-males coming out of my ears, action, intrigue, sci-fi and evil plotters who get theirs in the end. How could one ask for more?
What I loved: the Alpha males! Wow! They're just so over-the-top male and I especially loved the introduction of the less-than-perfect Merrick and the twist at the end that makes me want the next book. Now they're the kind of couple I want to read about! I also enjoyed the "new evil" that Anderson has foreshadowed. The plot turns and twists kept the tension right where I like it to be; taut. I don't like "boggy" reads and Anderson never disappoints, keeping the pace on a tightwire throughout the entire read. Love it!
What I wasn't as keen on: Rask and Nadiah. Meh. They were okay and I loved how Anderson did a slow reveal on his background but there was something kind of "blah" with Nadiah and their whole romantic entanglement didn't read "true" enough for me and seemed rushed (even though the book is 130K!). But, that said, Anderson is terrific at giving a spotlight to other characters via introduction in the storyline, making us want to see the continuation of their story. I can't wait to read Merrick and Elise's' story!
Fans of the Kindred Series are going to love this installment!
Readers that like J.R. Ward and the BDB Series and also want that sci-fi vibe should really love these stories. They can't be beat for the price!”
““Revealed” is an engrossing read that will leave you with a desire that nothing of this world could ever satisfy.
Once again this author has created a wonderfully imaginative and unique new world of aliens. The worlds and new creatures that we continually learn about in this series keep getting better, more ethereal, and deadlier. The beautiful worlds that this author comes up with never cease to amaze me and the descriptive imagery makes me feel as if I am there with them discovering these provocative new lands.
The new threat will be revealed along with a long held secret that will turn the kindred world on its axis. We get to see a glimpse of the new enemy in this story and what is sown is even worse than the scourge. I liked reading the Villains point of view and how much depth he had. This villain was not only evil, but had a purpose that extended far beyond that.
The main characters Rast and Nadiah are two characters that I was hoping to hear more from for a while. They are both wonderful people and their story is one you will not want to miss. Rast is an incredibly noble and courageous man who doesn’t back down from a fight. When he made the decision to fight for Nadiah no matter the cost it only endeared him to me more. He goes through a lot on his journey to save Nadiah and it really shows how brave he really is and how much he truly does love her. His story was not all serious however. There were plenty of hysterical moments that happened on his journey that will stick with me forever. Let’s just say Fear Factor has nothing on the Tranq. I also loved reading from his point of view. How he handles everything and reacts to the different situations was highly amusing to me at times.
Nadiah was a great character as well. She was so sweet and so full of life even knowing what may happen to her. I also liked that she grew a lot throughout the book. I was able to see her transformation from a young girl into a fully fledged woman. She had more than one transformation and I must say how she gets a new eye color was one of my favorite parts of the story and Rast was a wonderful lover (Warrior angel is a perfect description of him).
Fans of her series are sure to love “Revealed” which is even better than the first 4 books. I also highly recommend Evangeline Anderson’s Kindred series and be warned this series is extremely addictive.