Prescott (Pea) and Beat (Nate) are an unlikely pair for various reasons, but Shen develops their strange and unique connection into...more. Soulmates!
Shen is a 'must read' author for me and someone who can communicate easily. If you haven't read her other two books, do yourself a favour. Tied is edgy, Sparrow is dark, but Blood to Dust is much darker. I missed the release of Blood to Dust and only found it when I was browsing - subscription to the newsletter asap 😲
Shen's writing is sensational and individual. Her books are keepers imo. However, her style is not for everyone - no sunshine, lollipops and rainbows romances here...seriously!
Anyway, back to this book: action, crime, violence, murder, depth, shocks, links, desperation, questions, darkness, challenges, twists, explosive imagery, etc. Added to all that, Shen creates great characters, a well-developed plot, good pacing, clever dialogue and even humour. All the elements needed for another raw and powerful read. However, I admit it reaches my limit because it's so graphic. Despite a couple of flinches during the read, I was 'invested' in all of the above and was completely hooked.
Blood to Dust kind of spins in different directions at times, but it works. Maybe, that reflects the feel of the whole scenario. The book's strongest features are the storyline, the good writing and the flawed, damaged and multilayered Pea and Nate. She is strong, attractive, shrewd and fiesty. He is a hero (or is that, anti-hero?), bright, perceptive, handsome and a protector. Both are solitary souls, but find an unbreakable bond with each other.
I highly recommend it to readers who like this genre.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1031 KB
- Print Length: 266 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01IE06X26
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 424 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #675 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)