Top positive review
4 Stars for Book One and 1 Star for book Two
Reviewed in Australia on 26 January 2020
Firstly, YAY finally some new books in the series, exciting, do I think there were other more known characters that I would loved to have seen get a book first, yes definitely but at this point I'll take what I can get!
Snow - 4 Stars
I certainly enjoyed the first book heaps more then the second one and that's mostly due to the characters themselves, not so much what was happening, I LOVED Snow, he was just adorable and I want him for myself hehehe! He was just such a great all round character that I couldn't help but love him, I loved how he was with Mel and it was great watching the quick journey to the mating stage.
Mel herself was an amazingly strong, capable character that you could easily admire. She got what needed to be done with no hesitation to protect those she loves. I liked everything about her really.
I didn't feel that this one progressed the world building all that much, which was fine but it was still great to be back with the New Species, must say I do hope Jaded gets his book in the not too distant future, loved the snippets of him we got!
Lash - 1 Star
Hmmmm, I find this one hard to review as I like some parts and not so much others.
Firstly lets address their first encounter, it was border line cringe worthy for me and kind of set the tone for the book.......is the choice between sex and being alive unharmed or being mauled/killed really a consensual thing????? (when she wouldn't have chosen to begin with) I struggled a bit with it and it doesn't sit all that comfortably with me.
I don't think I have read a more annoying character then Mary, I get that phobia's are real and very debilitating to that person, which doesn't seem rational to those of us who don't have them BUT still I just couldn't stomach the whining, cowardly behavior all...the...time. But then when she tried to have a back bone, towards the end, it was against her best friend who has always been their for her and accommodating for her fear, didn't like it and made her seem even worse.
Lash, where to start, I guess I had really, really, REALLY high expectations of another Wild Zone Species as Valiant is my all time favourite, no one can beat him! But Lash fell wayyyyyyyyy short for me.
He simply had a really crappy, annoying attitude, again I get what he went through, as did most Species, was horrific and would certainly change how you viewed things, but he came across totally rude and extremely spoiled, not very attractive characteristics in my opinion.
Overall it was good to be back with the New Species and I while the second story was a tad disappointing, I think the first book was a nice way to ease us back into the world after a long break and I really hope that the next book is not too far away and only on one couple so that we get more of a story and not just their mating.