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Iris

(Captivated #1.5)

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"Iris" is set to be published September 1st 2014

***This book is meant to be read after Captivate Me***

Set before the events in Book One of the Captivated Series, "Iris" explores the depths of family bonds, new bonds, and the lengths a person would go to save the life of a dying sibling. In this novella, get to know Iris and her two sisters more intimately, as well as
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Published (first published August 25th 2014)
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Tamara
We met Iris in Captivate Me and at first she seemed like a nice person. Well, if you read the first book, you know that she turned out to be – how to I say it – an evil bitch witch. In Iris (Captivated 1.5) we get the story behind Iris and the events that led up to Captivate Me. We get to see what exactly makes her tick and discover that way down deep inside, she could be a good person if she really wanted to. But we also learn that she will do anything to try and save her sister – even if it ...more
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This is a hard review to write without spoilers for book 1 Captivate Me. So I will make this short and non-spoiler as I know some of you may not have read book 1 first, and even though this book takes place before the events in Captivated, this must be read after book one. If reading this one first it would be such a big spoiler for you, Trust me, reading Captivated first will make it so much better, some of the twist and turns and even
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My Secret Book Spot
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Iris, Novella: The Captivated Series By S.J. Pierce
4 out of 5 stars

Very original, a prologue in novella form to the first book in the series, “Captivate Me”, from the villain’s point of view. A completely new reading experience for me that helped flesh out the characters from the book in a different light. It is a really great idea in my opinion and a twist that kept me intrigued and reading as it came after the first book. As with my last review I will give you a little taste of some of this
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Mitsy
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers who love witches
Shelves: fantasy
Flawless! Imaginative! Well written! No editing issues! Depth!

This is after Captivate Me, which is one of my favorite books I've read this year. I love Kat, the main character in Captivate Me. Iris and her sisters, while interesting in their own way, just can't compare to Kat. So, while I love how the book was written and was blindsided by the depth of the witches, I still love Kat better. As much as I tried to care about Iris and her sisters, I just don't. Probably because they're witches and
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Romance Readers Retreat
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
At first the idea of this book seemed really strange to me, I had just finished the previous book in the series and I spent most of that time hating Iris. So when I saw the title of the book and the premise, I had a little hulk-rage moment. I have to say that the book converted me, I’m still pretty pissed with Iris but I think I have a better understanding of her motives. It also made me consider that if someone I loved was dying and I had the power to stop it…would I do it? Even if it cost a ...more
Naomi
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I read Captivate earlier this year and when I saw this novella about Iris, I wanted to get to know her and find out what her real motivations were. It turned out to be a great read and really did give me a lot of answers.

Iris is a hard person to crack because of the heartache that she had suffered in the past, but throughout this story her walls began to crumble. It was interesting to see her let someone in who wasn’t her family. I met a lot of other
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Rhea Dsouza
Aug 22, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of Paranormal Romance / Twihards
Shelves: arc, novellas
Iris follows the journey of, well, Iris. She’s one of the major plot-twisters in Captivate Me and boy, has she got personality. The reason I haven’t spoken at all about her is because I liked her better in this novella.

Or maybe that’s because I understood her well here. Her motivations, her fears, her weaknesses and strengths—they were all laid out for everyone to see.

Sure she’s a bitch even when she didn’t have a reason to be, but I’m in the business of respecting bitches—good or bad. Iris
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books are love
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
So hard to write this without giving anything away. First I feel for Gabriel and iris. why Iris? she is afraid to love. Afraid to get close to anyone. Her love for her sisters is boundless but to love another scares the jajoobies out of her.

why Gabriel? He is so kind and trusting. So sweet and just doesn't deserve what may or may not happen. too kind for words.

here we see the true Iris the one behind the mask. The tough as nails Iris who loves and has fears and insecurities. The one who can be
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Jessica Surgett
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Captivate Me definitely left me intrigued by Iris so I was thrilled that there is a novella all about her past! I loved how complex Iris is as a character. In Captivate Me you go through so many emotions concerning her and her actions, but this novella explains why she did everything that she did so well. I found myself hating her, feeling sorry for her, loving her, and then hating her all over again... but most importantly I
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Movies, Shows,
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
***I received a free copy for an honest review***

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

In this novella, it tells Iris' story before Captivate Me. Of course, Captivate Me must be read before reading this novella. We learn that Iris wasn't always the person she was in the first book. This novella gives more details and history about her and her sisters. It also tells of the history or timeline of how it led to the events in Captivate Me. It is always interesting to find out what drives a character
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Jessica Johnson
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have always loved Novellas and how they give you a more in depth story into it's characters.

Very interesting read but pretty slow plot after reading Captivate Me. I loved getting to know more about Iris and her sisters and discovering what makes her who she is. Still, it's hard for me to feel bad for her and her sisters and I'm glad Captivate Me ended the way it did. It should be interesting to see what Lilliana bring to the table in the next book after the way Captivate Me ended. I honestly
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Iris is a novella which gives you an insight into the decisions Iris made which lead her to the point in time that Gabe enters her life. The rest you will know from reading Captivate Me. I would say that although this could be read as a standalone, it is far better to be read in addition to Book 1. By itself it is interesting. Following on from Book 1 means that it sheds light onto the whole perception of a character. This novella is a brilliant addition to the series and definitely adds to the ...more
Kim
Sep 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good book. It had been over a year since I read Captivate me so I had kind of forgotten some of the story, as I read Iris it started coming back to me. So I think this book is based on what happened before the first book? (I think) I look forward to reading the next books in the series but I may have to reread the first book to get the full affect.
Brandee (un)Conventional Bookworms
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Jasmine Necaise
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It's a nice add of information that complements the first book and the history being it all. It brings more character and emotion into the people involved. It makes it easier to understand what's going on. I really loved this book. You never think you'll feel something for the bad guy but this book sticks it to you.
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Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Phyllis Moore
Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it
As always SJ pierce brings it. Only she can make you feel sorry for the bad guy. This she does in this story.
Michelle VanDaley
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this novella!! Reading this after Captivate Me will really help you understand and appreciate the story & characters more as well as help you become more invested. I love how it portrays the love between the sisters and how they will do anything for each other. It is a wonderful addition to this must read series!
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
C’est vrai que je ne vous ai pas parlé des « méchants » dans ma précédente chronique car je ne les voyais pas vraiment (d’où ma petite déception sur l’action qui est trop tard dans le livre). En fait, je comprends mieux le personnage d’Iris et pourquoi elle est ce qu’elle est devenue.

Pour faire simple, Iris est une sorcière qui à la main sur le cœur, uniquement pour sa famille. Eh oui, la famille c’est sacré pour elle. Et lorsque sa sœur ainée – Rose – se retrouve en stage 4 d’un cancer, des
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Other books in the series

Captivated (3 books)
  • Captivate Me (Captivated, #1)
  • Fight for Me (Captivated, #2)
  • Shine With Me