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323 pages, Kindle Edition
First published July 2, 2019
Like the nightmares that came at night, we were meant to be seductive. We were designed to lure our victims in. Then, when it was too late to draw back, we struck.
“Hell is empty, and all the devils are here.”
“Nightmares may be lies, but we don’t have to be liars.”
“A beautiful thing was much harder to destroy than an ugly thing.”
“My own face was proof that beauty couldn’t be trusted.”
“Nightmares may be lies, but we don’t have to be liars.”Fortuna Sworn offers a paranormal delight with a powerful heroine and a double dose of intrigue. The characters are complex and the world in which they live is full of power, passion, and intrigue. With action, suspense, and unforgettable characters, this first installment in the series is a spectacular introduction to the greatness that is sure to come.
“I know exactly what you are... and I think it's magnificent.”This is my first K.J. Sutton read and I certainly cannot wait for more!
Nightmares may be lies, but we don't have to be liars.Gotta love a bad-ass heroine!
"I wish to make a bargain, Fortuna Sworn.". . . comes from a mysterious fae named Collith who speaks in riddles. Fortuna knows he can't be trusted but her love for her brother leaves her with little choice but to accept.
If I wasn't hard, or closed off, the world would destroy me.She was a survivor, a prideful, unapologetic, 'get-the-fuck-out-of-my-way' survivor, and I LOVED her.
"Fortunately for me, you faeries keep forgetting what I am," I hissed.There were a ton of fabulous moments in this book. The action was non-stop and kept me on the edge of my seat.
"Sometimes it's not about being stronger. It's about being smarter."But while the action was this story's strength, in my opinion, it was also its weakness. The author didn't give Fortuna a single moment to catch her breath . . . or allow for the relationship with Collith to deepen. There was a decided lack of meaningful dialogue between them. Yes, I get the appeal of a mysterious hero who's not the main focus, but considering his role in Fortuna's life, he was too . . . absent.
This book is for you if… you're an adult/adolescent (?) urban fantasy fan. There are some dark motives woven into the plot that might be triggering.
‘Sex. Desire. Lust. These things are natural. Humans have taught themselves restraint – they believe to give in is to be wanting, somehow – but that’s such mall thinking. Why set limits when we are creatures of impulse?’