Friday, December 2, 2011

Review: Worth by Adrienne Wilder

eBook, 204 pages
Expected publication: December 2nd 2011 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 13: 9781613722268
Source: Author, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Dark M/M Fantasy Romance
Series: Gray Zone, book #2
Best read in order: no
Stars: 4
Flames: 4

I absolutely love Wilder’s vision of Atlanta with its Gray Zone, Kin, Lesser-Bred’s and all of the individuals that this world affects. Worth can be read as a stand-alone without having read any of Wilder’s other books. All of her works take place in this gritty dark world where dragons and their half breed and lesser also live. I do think this is one of the darker of her books.

Liam’s life is heartbreakingly tragic. He has never allowed himself anything. His entire life revolves around his two little brothers. He gives them the best that he can provide. He even allows for his stepfather to abuse him to protect Chris and Kevin. The abuse that is Liam’s life is horrific. It has completely taken away all his sense of worth.

Jericho is a Lesser-Bred. Somewhere in his family tree is a Kin. Jericho is not quite a dragon, but he definitely has some of their DNA. I loved Jericho. He is such a perfect much needed person for Liam’s life. His past is a little sad, but he has made the best life that he can for himself. He is not allowed many of the comforts that Humans are allowed. Jericho is the kind of good that Liam really needs in his messed up life.

I liked that Worth was told from Liam’s point of view. I like to read the occasional first point of view book. I do hope Adrienne plans on giving Liam’s little brothers a book, perhaps set several years into the future. I would like to see where life takes them once they are adults. 

1 comment:

  1. Worth sounds like an awesome read. I sometimes really want some darkness action and this certainly fits that bill. Thank you for sharing today.