Release Date: October 31, 2013
As Wrath’s fiercest son, Logan carries the scars of fifty years spent in the most dreaded prison of the underworld, for a sin he’d kill to keep secret. Enduring decades of gruesome torture has left Logan feared by and detached from others, until a female Alexi’s blood resurrects his soul from death and, with it, the pleasures he’s been denied for so long.Plagued by shame of her own, Calla is drawn to the ruthless demon, Logan, whose insatiable craving for her touch rouses buried passions and, for once, leaves her feeling desired.A dark and dangerous evil has been reawakened, however, and when Calla is drawn too close to its breeding grounds, Logan vows to summon the violence of Wrath in order to keep her safe. First, though, Calla must save him from a past riddled with deceit and corruption … but only if she can accept the consequences of unveiling a grisly truth.
There are SO MANY reasons why I'm giving SOUL RESURRECTED by Keri Lake a Suped up rating. These babies are about 500 pages long each but it reads like your average length novel due to it's MacLaren like pace. There's never a dull moment, even when the Sons are just sitting around talking shiznit, you better pay attention because those little convos are significant. Personally I don't care if it's as long as the bible because that means I get lots of QT with my boy, Gavin. I swear, every time the eldest Wrath is in a scene, my heart goes pitter patter! Swoon!
Essentially every Sons of Wrath novel is a paranormal romance, there's a lot of noise going on in the background but the focal point is (so far) a Son's Savidon or that time where he's "forced" (I use this loosely) to choose a mate for life. And you know that these preternatural creatures take mating and all that MINE! stuff seriously. So expect a lot of sexual tension, rabid possessiveness, emotional tug of wars, skillful seductions and a lot of sexy hip gyrations thrown in. SOUL RESURRECTED is Logan's mating call and if you haven't read Soul Avenged yet, Logan died back there and was resurrected via Calla's blood. This forced a bond between the two and the crux of the situation is separating real attraction from the connection brought by the blood exchange.
It takes incredible strength and bravery to reveal your true self to others. Vulnerability and weakness are two separate entities, miss Calla. Where one exposes you to pain, the other allows you to be consumed by it.
Logan is a troubled hero, not only is his history messed up, which qualifies him as a tortured soul, he's also emotionally unavailable. His reticence towards Calla was quite entertaining to read because it's futile. As a reader, you know that it's only a matter of time before Calla will brings Logan's proud demon a$$ to his knees in worship of her. And that she did spectacularly with extra honey on top. But don't let Calla's virginal innocence fool you as she's a haunted soul herself. This chick is an Alexi, a warrior, and she's got revenge on her mind and more than capable of carrying it out. Watching these two's journey to mate-dom was enthralling because of the check and balance that happened along the way. The emotional development of said journey was consuming especially the parts where Logan and Calla allowed themselves to be vulnerable and kissed the boo-boos away.
That's essentially the romance part of the equation. As for the paranormal and urban fantasy aspect, the world building is masterful, the pace heart pounding and the superhuman feats and mishaps exhilarating. I also love that we're not barraged by a slew of Supes in the process. Each kind is infused carefully into the plot and each camp has a role to play in the overall plot. For SOUL RESURRECTED you'll have Nephilims and werewolves to contend with on top of our demon heroes and their incubi/succibi friends. The werewolves in particular I liked because they're wild cards and from the looks of it, they'll be around to stir thing up some more shiznit in the future books.
Sons of Wrath as a series is electric. KLake brilliantly wove this spectacular story with lots of colorful threads that perfectly complement each other. You get a tapestry so rich with extraordinary characters with vibrant personal stories coupled with awesome adrenalin rushes brought by great conflicts, she'll make a junkie out of you. I've read a lot of paranormal romance and urban fantasies and before you jump into the conclusion that Soul Avenged and SOUL RESURRECTED is another "next BDB", well you're wrong. KLake may have given us another story about brotherhood but she gave it her own spin and flavor it's a solid and strong series of it's own. The ratings don't lie, Soul Avenged and SOUL RESURRECTED are delectable chunks of PNR/UF goodness you'll be crazy not get your hands on.
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