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- File size : 3346 KB
- Publication date : April 23, 2014
- Print length : 330 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
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- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00JWF19W2
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- Best Sellers Rank: #353,824 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Bryn knows Jolie wants to befriend her, but it goes against everything she's been taught. When Jolie puts her in the care of two bodyguards, Bryn has no choice but to agree if she wants to move about freely. One in particular, Sinjin, rubs her the wrong way. He's a vampire she plans to keep her distance from at all costs. Easy enough, right?
I thought the SINJIN SINCLAIR series would be told from Sinjin's point of view, but turns out it's from Jolie's twin sister, Bryn's. And strangely, I wasn't disappointed in the first novel, SINJIN. I give it 3.5 stars, only for the skipped ahead to ending. I wanted more of the events leading up to the "big event".
However, I very much enjoyed getting to know Bryn. Bryn and Jolie are so different, due to their upbringings, so it's refreshing to see what Jolie might have been like if she'd grew up in Bryn's position. I also enjoy the small similarities between the two and of course, the undeniable connection they share.
While I didn't like Sinjin for Jolie, he's perfect for Bryn. The attraction between them is undeniable. Although, he's still a little hung up on Jolie, it's clear he is coming to care for Bryn. I can't wait to see what is in store for them next.
Twin sisters, Bryn and Jolie are separated at birth. One is raised to be a powerful queen of the Underworld and her fraternal twin sister is raised by the enemy to be a warrior! Known only recently by a twist of fate, the two must learn of each other through enemies eyes. THEIR OWN. Jolie had imprisoned her sister for the safety of her people and has trusted her own bodyguard Sinjin to watch over her by NIGHT and the Fae King to watch her by day.
NIGHT brings Sinjin’s undeniable sex appeal and magnetism, but Bryn hates the vampire with all her being. She was taught to hate everything about the underworld and believes that the Elementals are the key to the future.
What is Bryn fighting? Her attraction to what she hates or the bond that is growing between the people that she is imprisoned by?
HP Mallory knows how to elicit tension and lures the reader into a seduction while reading her books. While this is the first of I have read from HP Mallory I do have a collection of her other eBooks ready to read in my spare time.
I give Sinjin a sultry 4 stars and tip my Nerd Girl hat to her! I will be reading more of your work, Ms. Mallory!! INDEED!!
***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.
SINJIN is set in the world and times of the Jolie Wilkins series by H.P. Mallory. Written as a spin-off series, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Sure, I had read and loved the Jolie series, and sure, early on, Sinjin had been one of my favorite heroes...well, maybe "anti-hero" is more appropriate. But (and this is a big but) I was still having some issues with him from later in that series. Had I completely forgiven him? Was I over the drama he had caused? Did I really want to read a book where it was all about him? Well, this is Sinjin we are talking about. He is like a snarky, steamy sex god come to life. Of course I wanted to read about him, but I was reserving judgment about forgiving him. That is until I started reading, and then I quickly fell for him all over again! But let me back up a smidge and set this up a little bit for those who are not familiar with the Jolie series...
Bryn, the heroine, is the newly discovered twin sister to Jolie, the Queen of the Underworld. While Jolie had only somewhat recently discovered her witchy-ness and her ties to the Underworld people (you know, all the fairies, werewolves, vampires, and witches), Bryn had been raised in a tribe of Elementals (kind of like a witch) and Daywalkers (vampires that can be out in the sun). She had been taught to not only despise the Underworld folks, but to actively seek their death and extinction. You can see why discovering that each other existed was quite a shock and a little disturbing for both Bryn and Jolie.
After being deserted on the battlefield by her tribe, Bryn is captured by Jolie. And who better to watch over Bryn in her captivity then the queen's protector, Master Vampire Sinjin Sinclair? Sinjin had fought hard for Jolie's affection in the past (hence some of my prior issues with him), so is it too terribly cliché, then, to hope Sinjin and Bryn might hook up? NO! It is actually quite perfect that there is chemistry between them. Sinjin still has a bit of the "injured puppy" thing going for him, where he is so dang damaged and screwed up, yet still sexy and cute, and all you want to do is take care of him. Or, in this case, hope that Bryn "gets" him and wants to as well.
Bryn was an interesting heroine. She is SOOO not a carbon copy of her twin, Jolie, which was awesome. Even though I liked Jolie, I've already read her series and was glad this one was different. Bryn was raised in a world where fighting prowess and battlefield smarts are prioritized over everything else. She (like Jolie) never knew her parents, but unlike Jolie, who was adopted by a family, Bryn landed herself in a tribe of Elementals and Daywalkers. In her tribe, no one shows affection or love. I thought that Bryn's emotional awakening to her sister, Jolie, and her physical awakening to Sinjin were well written and I can't wait to continue reading this series to see what happens next. Do these new feelings trump her allegiance to her tribe? Can she and Jolie find a middle ground? What the heck is going on between Bryn and Sinjin?? Gah! I can't wait to find out more!!
Here are my only "disclaimers" about SINJIN:
1) I think the title of this book is a little misleading. The story is much more about Bryn than Sinjin. I have high hopes that SINJIN is setting up a series where we get to see equal parts of them both in the future, as well as watch their relationship progress.
2) Oh - that brings up another point: If you don't like cliffhangers, you might want to hold off on reading SINJIN until the rest of the series is published. H.P. Mallory's books read like episodes (like in a serialized novel) and almost always leave you a little high and dry until the next book comes out. It is agonizing to wait but makes it pretty damn sweet when you can pick up where you left off with the next book.
3) Finally, yes, this is the first book in a series, but also a spin-off series. I do think you could read this as a stand-alone first H.P. Mallory read. It would hold its own and there is enough information given to make sure you are up to speed. BUT (lots of buts in this review, huh?), I totally loved knowing all the backstory and history of these characters from the Jolie Wilkins series and found that it made it feel like coming "home" to read.
Loved it! I got all the joy and happiness of a new H.P. Mallory series but set in a time and place I already love, with new characters to fall for and tangents to explore. There was just enough "page time" about the Jolie Wilkins series characters to make those familiar with that series happy, but not too much to confuse new readers. As I'd said earlier, you can read SINJIN first (as a standalone) or last (after the entire Jolie Wilkins series), but for sure you should give it a read! Especially if snarky, sexy vampires are your thing!
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I liked Sinjin and his flirtatious behaviour towards Bryn. I would have enjoyed seeing more of him and Bryn and for her to actually give in instead of fighting him tooth and nail over her attraction to him.
And from that ending, I have a feeling that something quite big is going to happen in the next one and Sinjin will probably hunt her down using the blood connection and maybe end up bedding her?
I do look forward to the next one.