Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Review: Blood Lust (The Sentinels #3)

Blood Lust (The Sentinels #3)

by Alexandra Ivy

Blessed and cursed by their hidden abilities, the Sentinels have no choice but to live, and love, on the edge of humanity…
The Sentinel assassin, Bas, is facing the greatest challenge of his outcast existence. His young daughter, Molly, has been kidnapped. But her disappearance has brought the return of her mother, Myst, whom Bas has never forgotten--or forgiven.
Haunted by a vision that she's destined to create a weapon that will destroy thousands, Myst was never impulsive--until she met the irresistibly handsome Bas. But with the Brotherhood, the enemy of the high-bloods hunting for her, Myst had to stay on the run, to keep her child, and the world, safe. Now, with the most important thing in both their lives at stake, she and Bas must embark on a treacherous journey to save Molly, to confront the truth of Myst's fate--and to face their fierce desire for one another.
Themes: magick, paranormal
Rating: 4.25 stars
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The story of the magickal world hidden within our own continues as the Sentinels find themselves faced with the destruction of their world as they knew it. I have looked forward to learning more about Bas since his last cameo in the series, where admittedly he wasn’t exactly a good guy, but it was obvious he loved his daughter and needed to have a chance to tell his story.  Bas has been living on the fringes of his society and making his fortune with the help of other high-bloods like him that are not cut out to live within the confines of their leadership.  But the one person that he will destroy the world for is his daughter Molly.  But Molly’s mother Myst is right up there on the list as well, especially when she storms back into his life and he refuses to lose her again.  Myst left her daughter, the hardest thing she has ever done, because she feared she would be the one to destroy their world.  But the time is drawing nearer and if she doesn’t find a way to stop it, she will have to stop herself.  Seeing Molly, spending time with her precious daughter, is the only way  Myst wants to spend her last days, but she never imagined that coming face to face with the man that helped make Molly would destroy her heart and bring her defenses crashing down.  Myst was such a sweet woman, loving to those around her and shining with true goodness even as she worked to keep the world from ending because of her.  I love seeing her come into her own as a woman and mother the more time she spends with her little family.  Bas on the other hand is kind of a jerk a lot of the time and arrogant all of the time, but as we get to know the reasons he is the way he is we come to understand that he is a product of his past and only a future built on love can change a man like him. These two were obviously made for and destined for one another and when they both accept the inevitability of that there is nothing that will separate them, not even a deadly plague or the psychotic enemy that is out to destroy their world. I loved this story from beginning to end and cannot wait to find out what happens next in the world of the high-bloods and the sentinels that keep their society safe.  And never let it be said that I neglected to mention the chemistry between the Mave and her Tagos, because that was so off the charts hot that I needed an ice bath and gelato to cool down after their scenes together.  Whatever comes next I promise to be the first seeking a chance to read the story and see what’s coming.

*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided.

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