Friday, 9 October 2015
Review: The Scars That Define Us by M. N. Forgy
Series: Devils Dust (Book 2)
Publication Date: 31st October 2014
The Devil's Dust MC has a list of new threats to the club's lifestyle. Dani, to prove her loyalty, is trying to embrace a part of herself that she never knew existed until now. A sinful beast lurking beneath her surface has been awakened and is ready to eliminate anyone that stands in its way. Looking at her stained hands, she rinses the blood from them. She resigns herself to innocence lost and welcomes her thirst for more blood.
After a breathtaking turn of events, Shadow is looking at life in a different perspective. Not knowing who he can trust or who he can forgive has left him feeling desolate and alone. As Shadow is laying behind his rifle, he wonders if he can pull the trigger to eliminate the threat. He takes a deep breath and squeezes the trigger, the rifle recoil ignites the fuel that drives him.
Retaliations will be required.
Boundaries will be shattered.
Redemption will be lost.
Betrayal so deep, yet they still yearn for one another. Can Shadow overlook Dani’s transgressions? Can Dani overlook the mistrust that Shadow has placed upon her?
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
I read this book immediately after reading the first in the series, What Doesn't Destroy Us, and much like the first book, I liked it but didn't love it.
The story was still a little bit dark, a little bit gritty, and a little bit all over the place and the characters alternated between likeable and unbelievably annoying....
The book picks up days after the first ends and it ties up everything that was left flapping in the last book; namely closure on the storyline with Dani's mother and a happy resolution with Dani and Shadow (despite Shadow being a complete and utter douchebag for at least half the book).
It didn't give me any feels, surprise, thrill me or make me forget to eat but it didn't bore me and I'm really glad I read it to finish off Shadow and Dani's story.
If you liked the first, definitely read this. If you're looking for a new MC series, start this one from the beginning and see what you think. If you don't like dark, gritty stories with rough and ready alphas at the helm... Read something else.