Review: Undone by Sara Humphreys

Posted May 2, 2013 by Gikany-Una in 3.5 stars, Paranormal Romance, Rating B, Reviews Tags: , , ,

Author: Sara Humphreys 
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Amoveo Legend #4
ISBN: #978-1402258527
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (288 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher

About the book:

      Party girl Marianna Coltari is an unmated pureblood Amoveo who wants nothing to do with the ongoing war that took her father’s life and continues to consume her brother, Dante’s. But when she is targeted by one of the clans, she has little choice but to run and hide in a cabin with Pete Castro, a retired cop from her brother’s security firm. There, Pete and Marianna explore an intensifying attraction between them until danger is at the door and there’s no escape.

What G & U are talking about:

      The fourth novel in the Amoveo Legend series is Undone.  There are a few surprises in store for those that have started the series from the beginning.  Gikany and Una continue to enjoy this series, even though there are noticeable differences in store.
      Undone begins a few months after the last novel Untamed ended with a cliffhanger.  The council has been split; the Purists have created their own faction, taking most of the original council with them.  Now, the Purists are actively seeking pure blooded Amoveos to join them, especially pure-blooded and unmated females.
      Although the plot of the Purists is quite dark, Gikany and Una feel this series continues to be an “on-the-lighter-side” read.  We were surprised by how elaborate and secure the Purist compound was, but it gives weight to them and shows that this faction has been growing for some time, waiting for the opportunity to reveal themselves.  What is surprising is how stratified their group is, and we wonder how it will continue considering how Undone ends.
      One of the great surprises in the novel is the existence of other “otherworldlies”.  Gikany and Una have no recollection of vampires, demons, ghosts or the like being referred to in the previous novels.  At the beginning of Undone, they are not introduced, but shown as fully integrated into the world.  Our heroine, Marianna is hanging out at her friend’s club.  Turns out, her friend, Olivia is a vampire and it is a club that caters to them.  Suffice to say, it was a bit of culture shock for us, but we found the inclusion interesting.  We especially loved Olivia and look forward to seeing her in the spin-off book, Tall, Dark, and Vampire.  Equally adorable were the hellhounds – we wish we could adopt one.
      One of the reasons we enjoy the Amoveo Legend series is the characters.  We enjoy the varied characters and especially the personalities of the couples as they find their way to accepting their mates.  In Undone, we have the chance to revisit with Kerry (heroine from Untouched) to see how she has grown into her ability and truly come into her own.  She is a stronger and more independent woman because of her mating with Dante.  However, Marianna and Pete had moments that rubbed us the wrong way.  We felt there was an instant where Pete truly stepped over the line and was an overbearing caveman.  What shocked us more is that Marianna goes along with it (not that she had much choice) but that Dante, her older brother, did not seem bothered by it.  Now maybe there is a back-story (novella/excerpt short) there that we are missing.  But although Pete and Marianna make a lovely couple, we felt there were moments when Pete needed a reality check.  In the end, Pete and Marianna found the balance that all couples need and their reunion is touching.
      If you are interested in a slightly different shifter mythology, give the Amoveo Legends series a try and hope you like Undone as much as we did.

Their Rating:

Liked it – recommend (B+)
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