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Battler (Battler Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Battler was unique and a bit of a gritty read. This book surrounds itself on rich, privileged and unsupervised young adults with clearly too much time on their hands. For a first time author the writing style was very well developed and it flowed fluently throughout the story. The characters albeit different were very well defined. I’m still not sure how I would describe what the game these kids played was, but it will leave you entertained and fully immersed into this story.
Riletta Kasonite is more than the crazed and bratty teen we are introduced to in the beginning of this book. My heart broken for her character and the treatment she received at the hands of her parents and sister. Riletta was different in the sense that unlike having to maintain the perfect image to appease her parents she was the opposite. She didn’t want to live in that lifestyle. She came to realize that regardless of all she accomplished her parents would always have a problem with her. I normally don’t hate parents but these two took the cake. I cringed at the verbal abuse and the constant put downs. Riletta never belonged to anyone and never felt wanted but when she meets the Wolfe brothers, especially Drasko things start to change for her.
Drasko hides behind his entitled life. He and his brother have everything and can have anything. But the truth behind their eyes is a life of pain and torment. It took so much for me to understand and get to like this character because he was cold, distant and aloof, but his POV gave his character a much needed reprise. He never cared about his actions but as he got to know Riletta he noticed the same pain in her eyes that he hides.
Riletta is a stubborn person. She’s had to be strong and uncaring for years, opening herself up to Drasko took so much of her. Drasko is a total alpha male. Never showing weakness is something that was drilled to him since he was young. I loved having Riletta POV but what really made me love this book was Drasko. His raw and emotional feelings, thoughts and his turmoil had me never wanting this book to end. In this game of life these characters never imagined they would find each other but they also weren’t prepared for society’s cruelty. There is a moment in the story that left me with my mouth hanging open. This society doesn’t play fair these characters are the unwillingly pawns in their game of secrets and manipulation. I would highly recommend this book filled with secrets, games, self journey, acceptance and love.
What happens when two extremely broken and emotionally shut down but terribly beautiful people are forced (by fate or others) to meet? Will they heal each other or drive each other insane? This is the question C.L. Masonite raises in her first book, Battler.
The book is written from Riletta Kasonite’s point of view. In fact, it’s written as a kind of stream of consciousness as if you can hear Riletta’s thoughts. I found it a bit hard to read at first, mostly because I didn’t take to the main character, Riley. She is extremely angry, violent and shut down emotionally. She’s disrespectful, violent, and doesn’t think through her actions and often appears surprised at the consequences.
But, as I kept reading, I found myself rooting for her. I liked her voice and her courage. She’s surrounded by the worst people on the planet including unloving abusive parents, horrible siblings and just plain jerks. Every adult we meet in this book is a horrible person. Every person, is someone who will harm her, either physically or emotionally in her mind. So she closes her heart to everyone until she meets Drasko Wolfe.
In Drasko she sees her own pain. Not only is he just as emotionally scarred, but he’s walled himself off in much the same way. Their mutual pain draws each other near and they seem to find comfort together. This would be a fairly typical YA romance novel if it ended here. Two emotionally damaged souls find and heal each other, the end. But, CL Masonite takes it further. Are they healing each other or causing more damage? And right when you think that it can’t get any worse for her characters, she cranks up the dysfunction and drama to 11 and I found myself asking – how will it end?
There’s something raw and horrible and overwhelming about these characters and Riletta’s story. Sort of like watching a train wreck or auto accident. You don’t want to watch but you can’t help yourself. CL Masonite has created some memorable, albeit, extremely damaged characters that grab your attention and make you want to see more– even if you have to watch through your fingers.
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The mystery pushes the plot forward, maybe even more than the INSANE chemistry. Why Riletta has such weird eyes, why her parents verbally abuse her and treat her...Read more