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- Print Length: 176 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 152171097X
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- Publication Date: July 2, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B073PHTLNG
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Genre: Young Adult Romance/Fantasy
Recommended Age: 16+ (slight mature content, violence)
I was contacted by the author to review this book and then bought my own copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Destined to be enemies, bound by fate... Prince Ariston rules over the Allegiant - an elite faction favored by the Greek Gods. Separated from his family at a young age, he became a prisoner to the rebellion. Marylyn O'Conner is a rebel, forced to do the rebellion's bidding until an unforgiving family debt is paid. A pawn in the war for rebels to gain their freedom, she is obligated to become a spy, or her family will suffer. Driven by revenge after returning from captivity, Prince Ariston makes it his mission to hunt down rebel spies, capturing Marylyn O'Conner in the process. Desperate, Marylyn knows she needs to escape her alluring captor, or risk the safety of her family. A fast-paced romance that will have you fall in love with each character and keep you turning the pages for more! - Amazon.com
Can you imagine being seperated from your family and being put behind enemy lines? That's the reality faced in this exciting novel! In all honesty I thought the book was really good. The writing was extremely well done and it flowed very well throughout the whole book. The character development was fair and the plot and pacing were well done as well. The book didn't lag in any area from what I saw and there was a natural flow throughout the whole book.
However, I did have some slight nitpicky issues with the book. I didn't feel like there was enough world building in the novel and that the issues between the Alligence and the Rebels could have been better explained. I also felt that the book suffered from instaromance. I think if the book took time to build the characters relationship it would have been better and I don't find instalove believable in books. I also thought that some of the characters in this book could have been better developed, but there is time for improvement since this is the first book in a series.
Verdict: I thought this was an intriguing read with a realistic female character who cared more about her family throughout the novel then finding or keeping a love. I highly praise this book for that and recommend it for readers who love fantasy and are looking for a quick, good read.
A Quick Summary
-Marylyn is a spy. She has been tasked with spy inside the palace of the King to get layout and other information or her family gets hurt. She runs away to avoid discovery, when she gets captured by the Prince.
-The Prince holds Marylyn captive and require her to go to state functions so she can’t escape.
-They fall in love and battle the villain together against the King’s wishes.
My Take on the Book :
A good start to a series, but not a book that you have to read again.
Full Disclosure: I was emailed by the author and asked to review this book.
I’m not sure I would have found it on my own, but it was a decent read that I did finish and didn’t out right hate. You can tell that Erin McDermott can write.
Let's Talk About the Girl...
Marylyn is a rebel spy. She is too busy trying to atone for her brother’s deceit, taking orders, and dreaming of the day where she can finally be reunited with her mom and dad to make friends in a place where she can’t be herself. She is a survivor. She goes from a follower, to a take charge woman by the end of the book.
Let's Talk About the Guy...
The character the surprised me the most in the book was Prince Ariston. After being held captive himself for several years, he rides home the very night the Marylyn has to flee and he captures her. But Ariston isn’t the evil minion she imagines him to be. He actually is kind to her. He shields her from his father’s torture. Marylyn recognizes he has also experienced pain and despair, as she has. You can feel her connection to her sworn enemy slowly build throughout the story.
‘I may be an Allegiant, and you a rebel, but those are only meaningless words in the grand scheme of things. They don’t determine who we are.’
Let's Talk about the Story...
Marylyn O’Conner must serve the rebellion to free her family. She is trained as a warrior and goes to live in the Allegient King’s household as a spy. However, Ariston, Prince of the Allegient, escapes from rebel captivity and seeks out the rebels who have infiltrated the castle. Marylyn makes a valiant effort as she flees but is captured.
Ariston treats his captive with kindness. They bond over their history and the pain they have endured over time. However, despite Marylyn’s growing feelings for Ariston, she has to escape. Her family’s lives depend on it.
This dystopian fiction novel is a mix of fantasy, mythology and romance. Yay! Marylyn has a necklace that her mother gave her and on it is the Statue of Liberty. So the author definitely lays hints about the past. With this being the first book in the series, I can’t wait to see how the world came to this point. I also want to know how they came to worship Greek Gods. I love Greek mythology and this just made more interesting but created even more questions about this fascinating world.
Are you a Rebel or a part of the Allegiant? Imagine that you are a rebel spy living in the royal palace as the prince is being held captive; and now he’s headed home earlier than expected. Now you must run before you are caught or risk yours and your parent’s lives. Erin McDermott, author of Captive Rebel, takes you on a wild chase and captivity as you follow Marylyn O’Conner on her journey away from the Allegiants.
Marylyn O’Conner is a Rebel spy living in the royal palace and the prince, Ariston is to arrive any day. But when the princess threatens that he will be home sooner than later, Marylyn must leave immediately or be caught. She leaves with her fellow spies but right behind them is the prince. Prince Ariston makes it his mission to find the Rebel spies and therefore captures Marylyn. Read the book to find out the ending!
I would recommend this book to any readers that like Young Adult Fantasy & Romance. It is a quick read as the book is really easy to follow. At some moments I felt like it was going too quickly and wanted more detail, plot and character building. McDermott’s writing is in my opinion, similar to Sarah J. Maas. As this is the first book in The Allegiance series, the second book, Immortal Rebel, will be released November 4th, 2017. I will most likely be following this series as I enjoyed reading this book.
Note: I was asked by the author to read and give an honest review for this book.
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