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I am a twenty-something, happily married, mother of one who loves books. I love reading them. I love looking at them. I love their smell. Libraries and bookstores are my holy places... No I'm not being blasphemous. Books are my religion and if you don't like that then you're probably reading the wrong blog I love ebooks too. I love how my Kindle can hold thousands of books and wherever I go in the world they can come with me. I love how the emergence of ebooks has resulted in more books being published than ever before - for better or for worse My love of books is the reason for this blog. I want to share it with other people who love books, I'm opinionated and passionate and I want to share those opinions with you and see what you think, do you agree or disagree? I want to hear your opinions and your recommendations... Basically I want to share the book love! I will pretty much read anything that is a romance but I mainly read paranormal romance, urban fantasy, new adult, young adult, and erotica... Plus the odd book here and there that is not a romance of any description! So that's what to expect from this blog. If you like what you see, please follow!

Unchained (Nephilim Rising, #1)

Unchained - J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout
I was granted a free copy of this book by the publisher in a prize draw on twitter. Thank you entangled publishing!

This is book one in a new series by Jennifer L. Armentrout's adult writing alter ego J. Lynn.
It focuses on a divine war between the heavens and Fallen angels with the half-angel, half-human offspring of the Fallen (aka. the nephilim) being used as pawns and cannon fodder in the war.

Lily is a kick-ass Nephilim hunter who hunts the fallen angels, corrupted nephilim and the mindless zombie-like - "deadhead" - creatures that they create in their quest to destroy souls and I don't know.... Take over the world or whatever. That part is never quite made clear.
Lily is spunky, snarky and generally thinks she knows everything, but despite this you like her.

Julian is a Fallen angel and he is quite mysterious, sexy, powerful and protective. However, I found him... he was/is.. Well... A bit boring *ducks projectiles*. I'm hoping we get to see more of Julian in other books and that a distinct personality develops for he really faded into the background for me (in respect to the fact I wasn't all that fussed by him) despite being a major player in this book (I mean, hello! He is the love interest).

The background characters in the novel got a fair bit of "screen-time" and I hope to see more of them and learn more of their stories in books to come (cough - Adrian - cough - Nathaniel - cough - Michael).

I'm not sure where this series is headed from reading book one but I enjoyed the ride enough to want to continue down the road when the next one is released.

Not quite sure what else to say about Unchained really. It was good, it wasn't great (it wasn't gripping from the get go like the Lux or Covenant series) but it was good and I'd recommend it to people that like their Urban Fantasy with a good splash of sexy and to anyone who has read and enjoyed other books by J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout.

3 out of 5 stars