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Format: Kindle Edition
This is the first book that I've read by this author and I will be reading more! I loved this book! There are more in this series, but this is the first book and can be read as a standalone. I'm not sure about the rest, but I will let you know, when I'm done reading them. This book is about a post-war era, and is set in the City of Alba, in California, which is on the ocean. There are people who are high society that live inside the walls of the capitol, and then others that live close by, like merchants, and farmers, which all are considered Alba citizens, but have different bracelets so they can only go to certain places. The Virmortus or Reapers, are the protectors of Consul (almost like a President), soldiers of Alba, and executioners. Now that you have the basics, lets get into the good parts! There is an attempt to assassinate Consul Julius on Founder's Day. The Virmortus takes care of the problem, but there's one issue, a Senator's daughter is accidentally caught up in this. A Reaper ends up just knocking her out to let the Consul deal with her fate. Aerina Delacroix lives in the walls of Alba, and is of the high class called Patrician. She's the daughter of a Senator and she's very feisty, but never feels like she belongs anywhere. Marcus Trent is a Reaper, he also lives in the walls, but like all in his job, his house has/is a bare minimum. He is also the Virmortus Alpha Leader. When everything goes down at Founder's Day, Aerina is an outcast, which leaves Marcus as her friend. Except Reapers don't have friends, feelings, emotions, and/or anything that can impact there duties. Still he can't turn her away, but he does keep insulting her to get her to leave. However, she can take it and give it back. Due to both of their pasts, his is unknown, hers is known, plus their class, they can't be together. He wants better for her, not knowing how she's treated. She doesn't care about anything, except being with him, which is forbidden and his class can't marry. That's just part of it. The bigger part, someone is out to assassinate Consul Julius, frame Aerina (which would lead to her execution), and kill anyone who may know. There's also outside groups who are thieves and drive "Mad Max" type vehicles. Also, there's another huge city called the Southern Empire. There's a lot of secrets, twists and turns, and why the original war started. Is everything happening now, to start another war? Will Aerina and Marcus even survive to think about a future together? One thing is for sure, not everyone will make it, if this war occurs! Who can anyone trust, other than themselves?