Monday, May 11, 2015

Review: Beta: An Urban Fantasy Novel (War of the Alphas Book 2)

Beta: An Urban Fantasy Novel (War of the Alphas Book 2)Beta: An Urban Fantasy Novel by S.M. Reine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Looking for more gritty urban fantasy in an addictive world? Look no further than this series. It is filled with oodles of messy violence, dirty betrayal, and enough mystery to keep everyone guessing throughout the book.

We meet back up with Deirdre who is the unlucky member for Stark's rebellion. At first she wanted to infiltrate the group, but as the killings pile up and her world gets turned upside down, it is no longer clear where her allegiance lies. Throw in some drug use, fairies, abusive situations, and super weird sexual tension and you've got a pretty confusing situation.

While Stark's mission to take Rylie's place appears to continuing at a steady pace, there are a lot of other questionable activities that lead you to believe he's up to something more nefarious that even taking over the alpha spot. It is a little weird to even contemplate Rylie being a bad guy, but Stark makes a pretty decent case for it. Sure, there's mitigating circumstances, but this book did a good job of selling both sides. We even got some cameos and references thrown in to keep the fans happy as we struggle to reconcile our feelings.

This book took us to some dark places and it will probably only get darker as Deirdre is forced to make her own decisions. With the action so ramped up already, I can't wait to see where we go from here.

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