Friday, May 3, 2013

Bitter Disenchantment: Coveted Novella

I previously read one of Ms. Madison's books and it was OKAY. It didn't light my socks on fire, but it wasn't bad by any means. I picked up this novella, not knowing about the rest of the coveted series. It turned out okay, b/c this is a prequel to the rest of the coveted series.

"Werewolf Natalya Stravinsky's outspoken sidekick, Aggie McClure, is featured in this prequel novella. Before Agatha set foot in South Toms River, New Jersey, she had the fight of her life to face. Destined to be the alpha female over her Manhattan pack, Aggie was fully prepared to take on her role until her father arranges a marriage without her consent. She wants out–but the only way is with money–something her new controlling husband won't give her to escape. But such odds never kept a wolf like Aggie down. To sever the twisted tie, she finds herself pitted against raging wood nymphs and backstabbing brownies in an underground supernatural fighting ring. With every victory, the sweet taste of freedom is closer, but her husband isn't willing to let her go that easily. Until the very end, Aggie must fight for the one thing she's never had: a choice"

Right away, I loved Aggie. We all know I have a thing for an alpha female who can kick some ass. I knew that this character had swagger in spades just a few pages into the story. Seriously, this woman is married off to a raging A-HOLE. Then trapped in her apartment. So she defies everyone and becomes a pit fighter to earn money. She climbs down the side of her building to escape her guards, she is pretty much a bad ass. The story was a little predictable but Ms. Madison told it very well.

I give it a solid 3.5 cups of sugar.

What this story did do was entice me enough to pick up the other coveted novels. I recommend them very much. I think both of those deserve a 4/5 cups of sugar. but that's another review for another day.

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