Author: Joss Dey
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (Amazon Rating)
Without warning, the magical realms of dreams and nightmares collapsed upon us, shredding our safe existence. A violent civil war erupted between a ruthless queen seeking revenge and a dark prince collecting power, leaving a broken world of stunted magic, fantastical creatures, chaos, and a drug called Undertow.
Dragon was sold by her mother to a shady clinic that altered her, leaving her mostly human and able to fix the flaws in people. Her “gift” infuses her with life-changing confidence as well as an unnatural euphoria…but also is literally killing her, slicing her soul bit by bit to nourish her fixes. Worse, the power fueling these transformations appears to be overtaking Dragon’s body, turning her thoughts and actions towards savagery and murder.
When she meets Fel, a banished fae warrior suffering from PTSD, she’s instantly drawn to him, the one man who doesn’t need her to fix him. Is it his addiction to Undertow, or is it something else? Whatever the answer, Dragon dives right into a steamy affair—love optional…or so she thinks.
But all is not what it seems with Dragon’s adoptive family. When she chooses Fel, the love and acceptance she’s found in this patchwork household is threatened, unleashing a devastating secret that could deliver Dragon into the hands of the two most powerful and deadly creatures in the world.
As betrayal from friends and frenemies alike dog their every step, Fel and Dragon find themselves in the middle of a centuries-old blood feud that will change the course of their lives, bringing them closer to love—and death—than they ever imagined.
Joss Dey has created a mythical world all her own. It is rare that an author can pull me in so deeply and quickly. She has a melting pot of different mythical characters and it works! Dragon is our heroine who is currently trying to find a man who she can use her powers on to help fix him AND herself. Her powers allow her to see someone’s true potential and can craft them in that image. The only issue is everyone she helps always leaves her. And it is also killing her. Dragon’s struggle to find The One who would be able to help her achieve her own full potential is something I’m sure most women can relate to. Our hero Fel is a flawed but beautifully written character. His struggle to reclaim what he had lost made me pity him but he was still someone to root for. Even though Dragon and Fel had different life experiences, the struggles they faced were similar to each other in a way. I felt a deep connection to the characters that has lasted even though I have long since finished this book. The story is that good! The intensity of their connection and the fire in their chemistry was why I was completely drawn into Dragon and Fel’s story and you will be too. Here’s to hoping the second book gets released soon because I can’t wait! Joss Dey, you’ve made a fan out of me.
**I received an ARC for my honest review**
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