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Justice For Skylar

(The 12 Olympians #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  1,365 ratings  ·  120 reviews
Skylar Foxx has been on his own for years, ever since he had been kicked out of his home just shy of turning sixteen. He worked the streets for food and warmth, certain that one day his life would take a better path. That day arrived in the form of a flyer smacking him in the face after enduring a particularly rough trick. Walking through the front door of the Pride safe h ...more
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Published December 24th 2013 by Skull Blaster Publishing (first published December 16th 2013)
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Jenni Lea

OK, let me start by saying...


Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way I can tell you about this book. This is book 1 in The 12 Olympians series, a spinoff (spinoff, people!) of my beloved Assassin/Shifter series. In this book we finally get to see Justice Salvatore and Skylar Foxx come together. Now, if you have been following the A/S series (like you should be!) you will know who I’m talking about and you will say along with me, “Yes! Finally!”. If you haven’t read the Assassin/
I am really disappointed. I didn't know it was a spin-off series I didn't read. And in this case it could have mattered.

First, I'm not delighted with the writing style. And that was what disturbed me the most at first. There are too many truisms and strangely awkward dialogues. Showing, not telling, for God's sake! For example, Skylar at some point tells Justice "I'm not worthy of love." It's really a weird thing to say aloud to your lover. You can think that but just say it? It's unnatural. And
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
This is NOT a stand alone series and it probably should be mentioned somewhere in the summary. I wasn't interested in the other series from this author but this one looked interesting and it had high rating so I thought I would give it a try. I was inundated with characters with a brief sentence or two description then off the book went, and I had no clue where they fit. Unfortunately it wasn't just a couple of characters there are more than a dozen popping up and I had a hard time keeping track ...more
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received my copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review through the "Don't Buy My Love" event on the Goodreads M/M Romance Group.

That being said, I would happily read this book again even if paid for. I've read every book in the Assassin/Shifter series and I've been looking forward to Justice and Skyler's story for a while. I must caution you, if you haven't read the other stories in the series, do NOT try to start with this book. It is not a stand-alone story, and if y
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. However, I would gladly pay for this book. I am a huge fan of Sandrine Gasq-Dion and, so far, her series are my only auto buy.

First, this is NOT a stand-alone book, despite it being Book One of “The 12 Olympians” series. Since this is really a continuation of the Assassin/Shifters series, if you have not read that series (all 21 books, in order, starting with "A Marked Man") you won’t understand who all the many characters are
Dec 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance, m-m, dmbl
I received my copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review through the "Don't Buy My Love" event hosted by the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads.

Disclaimer: I have not read the Assassin/Shifter series that this series is a spin-off from.

Theme: This is a paranormal book, but the romance with the characters definitely took the fore-front.

World building: This book builds heavily on the previous Assassin/Shifter series books. While not everything is spelled out in this
Jan 10, 2014 rated it liked it
(Free copy supplied by the author in exchange for an honest review.) I have not read this author before. I have not read any of the books in the series that this book is connected to. This one seems to take place in a world where there are werewolves, shape-shifters (who can change to any form), and half-humans who are descended from the Greek gods. But nobody in mainstream society knows about all this so the supernatural people are hiding in plain sight and going about their lives like regular ...more
Jane (PS)
Apr 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mm, kindle
I still find the author's writing 'choppy' but these stories are like wine for me - a little sip and I relax :) So I don't look for complex plots or great literary work - I look for downtime.

Warning: Whilst this is the first book in a spin off series (from the Assassin/Shifter books), I think these books should be read in order of publication (or if the author has a prescribed order). I read this when I was only up to book 7 of the A/S series and I was pretty lost on all the secondary characters
Lorraine Lesar
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Some time ago when this book was released, I read the blurb (kinda) and thought "no way, not interested - Olympian Gods? " not my thing at all! However, I was so, so wrong - the giveaway? maybe the 5* rating? Lapped up this book as if it was nectar! I believe that is the drink of the Gods? Not only has this author given us assassins, werewolves, warlocks, we've now got children of the gods! Now a word of warning, don't get carried away with the 1st book of the Olympians tag and think that this i ...more
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful new beginning, I love the plot.
Perhaps it would be a great idea to go back to study a little bit more of Mythology, after all these years I'm a little bit rusty on the subject.
I can;t wait for the next sequel.
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DNF at 38% ... I'm utterly confused after so many names thrown at me without any indication who's important and who's not. I don't understand the story; I don't understand the motivation or the behaviour of the characters. Seemed like a translated draft version where the translator had no clue about the intention of the author ... I'm aware that I'm far from being nice but I'm so disappointed. ...more
Viv Ross
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: must-have, lgbt, dbml
First off, I received my copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review via the "Don't Buy My Love" event hosted by the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads.

A young man has gone from rags to riches but still struggles with the scars of his past. He deals with his attraction to a man he thinks he can't have, the development of an ability to manipulate water, and a group of power hungry people who want him in their possession.
Skylar Foxx and Justice Salvatore dance around th
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received my copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review through the "Don't Buy My Love" event hosted by the M/M Romance Group on Goodreads.

However, I’ve read every book in the Assassin/Shifter series and would have bought this book even if I hadn’t received a free copy. I'm totally hooked on this series. All the future books in the series are also going to find a way onto my kindle.

Skyler and Justice finally get their story. Both have been introduced in the pas
So I’ve been invested in this world for quite awhile now. I’ve enjoyed every book Sandrine’s put out there, but the last couple of Assassin/Shifter books had me feeling like I needed a map to keep every character straight. I still loved them very much, but things were getting a little chaotic. I wondered how this spinoff would affect things. I am so happy to say it could be the best decision for the series ever! Things were so much clearer and streamlined and I enjoyed this book more than even I ...more
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Disclaimer: This is my own personal copy, and I was not asked to review this book by the author nor any publisher. The review is mine alone.

An excellent start to the new series featuring the “children of the gods” who were introduced in the last few books of the Assassin/Shifter series. It is highly recommended that you read that series first as the sheer number of characters mentioned in this first book will make your head spin if you don’t ha
Dec 16, 2013 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I honestly was not at all excited about reading this book and I was never really sold on the attraction between Skylar and Justice. I mainly give this book a chance because it was written by one of my favorite author and I already read practically everything else she published and regardless what I felt about the characters I was going to read it. This may be beginning of the series but their story began if only min
In the eight years that I've been reading M/M, I've always considered Sandrine to be one of the absolute best authors to write gay shifters. Mixing werewolves with sexy alpha assassins...simply brilliant!! And of course she's done a wonderful job with the introduction of this new series about the children of the gods. Which I can't be more excited for the continuing development of these characters! Skyler the son of Poseidon and his werewolf mate Justice are the main characters in this first ins ...more
T.M. Smith
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*review based on ARC copy of Justice for Skylar*

Justice for Skylar is the first book in a new companion series to the Assassin/Shifter series we have come to know and love by this best selling author. Over the last several books in the A/S series, we've gotten to know the young group of misfits that have taken solace within the Pride safe house that is ran by several of our shifters and humans, particularly Caden and Kellan. Caden considers all of them to be like his children, he dotes on them a
Feb 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
I liked a number of things about this one. At the same time, there was some major facepalming as well. Even so, I think the good won out for me this time. (Mainly because the romance aspect worked for me.)
However, I have no idea why this had to be split off into a second series, seeing how it is in no way standalone and offers vital development for the original series. All the separation does is make it harder to remember the reading order.

As usual I am appalled by the lack of usage the mind-lin
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Let me start out by saying I AM LOVING THE 12 OLYMPIANS THEME!!!!!! I am so excited. I love Greek Mythology, so I am stoked to see what's in store for us.

Oh my. Skylar and Justice. I was waiting for their story. We first met Skylar at Camp Pride in book 15 of the Assassin/Shifter series. To me, I think you would get the most out of this book if you start with that series, since characters are intertwined.

Skylar broke my heart though. Being pushed out on the streets at an early age, but then he
Ruthie Taylor
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

It is probably true that to get a full understanding of this new series, it would be wise to have read Ms Gasq-Dion's Shifter/Assassin series - however enough detail is provided to make the book thoroughly enjoyable as the first of a new series too.

Skylar is acclimatising to his new life, after being rescued from a life on the streets. He looks after his friends, also now rehoused and restarting school, thanks to the gene
Dec 31, 2013 rated it liked it
I LOVE Greek mythology and was super excited to read this. However I'm left wanting because all the characters come from a different series and nowhere does it say that this is spinoff or the Assassin/Shifter series should be read first...that I can find. With so little background in all involved in the book I was mostly confused and frustrated so I'm not rating it. On its own it's a 2-3 star book.

**Reread 4/18/14. Now that I've read Assassin/Shifter series this book makes more sense. I'm still
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Shannon by: Shelby
Shelves: gfy, abuse, aa-recommend
Boy do I feel like a moron! I was thinking this series was about Olympic athletes and it's about the children of Greek Gods. Like Mount Olympus NOT the Olympics. lmao. Whoops! It's helpful if you read the Assassin/Shifter series first because the same people are in this series. I haven't read them all but enough of them to recognize who was who. I loved this story about Skylar, an ex-rentboy and Justice, his mate and a shifter. This was the first in this series so I'm hoping everything will be m ...more
Ran ♠
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal, meh
» 2 stars! «

Information overload

This book really confused the hell out of me. I skimmed when I was almost the end because I know I won't be reading the next book anyway. There was too much stuffs happening in this book! Too many characters coming out of nowhere. Too many loose starts and ends. I figured this must be part of another series and I couldn't be arsed to validate it.
And the two main characters didn't do it for me. :/
This is a spin-off/continuation of the Shifter/Assasin series.

So in all this my shifter books turned into magic users turned into ghosts... So why not toss in a little Percy Jackson spin. At this point we're just missing zombies, demons and vampires. But with 9+ more books between the two series to go... It could happen!
When you spin off into a new series you have to assume that not every reader will have read the previous/connected series, and spend some time on the set up and who is who, and who they all are to each other. Don't just drop your readers in the deep end and expect them to know what's going on. ...more
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book .. quite a nice step back from what I have been reading. It is a short story but you get to know the characters really well.

Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait for the next book in the series. ...more
Sep 16, 2014 rated it liked it
2.75.. Way too many characters.
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