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Rebel by Callie Hart
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3.5 rebel stars!

Well, color me intrigued and hooked. Rebel is the first book from Callie Hart's Dead Man's Ink series. This is a spin off of her Blood & Roses series, and while the series is connected, there is no need to read Blood & Roses for readers to enjoy this book. I haven't read her other series but I still enjoyed this one. And just based from my experience with this book, I am definitely reading the Blood & Roses series.

While this book follows a mostly common captive story, it's still different in the way the author was able to present it. Yes, it has very dark undertones but there are some weirdly lighthearted moments.

But what really made this book an enjoyable one for me was the development of Rebel and Sophia. There wasn't anything insta about it. There is definitely an attraction between them but I liked that the author didn't focus on it too much. She actually went to patiently build up this world and each of her characters. I really, really appreciated that. Most of the time, once the hero and heroine meets, the story and character development takes and backseat to the couples attraction for each other.

I was shocked at the ending though. I expected a cliffhanger but I was unprepared by how abrupt it was. I thought I was missing pages or something. I actually wanted it to continue until I get some answers, but no answers yet.

The only reason I rated it 3.5 and not a full four is because this felt too introductory to me. It didn't feel settled it. Just when things got interesting, the proverbial carpet got yanked out from under me. But don't be fooled, this book and this whole series is definitely worth starting.

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

February 10, 2015 – Started Reading
February 10, 2015 – Shelved
February 11, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Karen Great review Geri, I'll have to check these out!


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Dee Montoya Nice review darling. xx


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Vee Paige Great review, Geri! I was intrigue by Rebel and Sophia in Blood and Roses and I'm really glad they were getting a book. I'm going to wait for the series to be complete before I read this. :)


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Mo Nice review, Geri.


Geri Reads Vee wrote: "Great review, Geri! I was intrigue by Rebel and Sophia in Blood and Roses and I'm really glad they were getting a book. I'm going to wait for the series to be complete before I read this. :)"

Thanks, Vee! I haven't read Blood & Roses yet, Vee but I can't wait to dive into it. :D


Geri Reads Dee wrote: "Nice review darling. xx"

Thanks, Dee.


Pattrycia So it's got a cliffy? Awesome review Geri!


Geri Reads Karen wrote: "Great review Geri, I'll have to check these out!"

Thanks, Karen. :)


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Geri Reads Mo wrote: "Nice review, Geri."

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Geri Reads Aisling Zena wrote: "Great review Geri :)"

Thanks, Aisling. :)


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Great review, Geri! xx


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Geri Reads Cathy~❤️ wrote: "Great review, Geri! xx"

Thanks, Cathy.


Geri Reads Arabella ~♡AB♡~ wrote: "Fab review, Geri x"

Thank you, AB.


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~ Stéphanie ~ Tied up in Romance ~ Great review Geri =) I'm excited to start this series but maybe I'll wait for book 2 :)


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Jennifer Kyle Terrific review, Geri xx


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NinaReader Great review Geri!!!


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* Meli Mel * FAB review, Geri!! :))


Lady Vigilante (Feifei) Great review Geri! Hoping to get to this one soon xx


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Kristen Awesome review, Geri. I've been meaning to read the Blood and Roses series for months. I think I'll start with those books first, then start this one. Hopefully by then, the next book will be out. ❤️


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S.M. West Great review, Geri! xx


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Yomi M. Nice review Geri :)


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Dijya Superb review Geri:DD


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Christie«SHBBblogger» Wonderful review, Geri! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I really need to check this author out. xx


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Geri Reads J *I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie* wrote: "Great review Geri!"

Thanks, J!


Geri Reads ~ Stéphanie ~ wrote: "Great review Geri =) I'm excited to start this series but maybe I'll wait for book 2 :)"

Me too, Stephanie. I wanna know what happens next so bad. :/


Geri Reads Christie«SHBBblogger» wrote: "Wonderful review, Geri! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I really need to check this author out. xx"

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Jennifer wrote: "Terrific review, Geri xx"

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Arianna wrote: "Great review, Geri!:)"

Thanks everyone!


Geri Reads Lady Vigilante (Feifei) wrote: "Great review Geri! Hoping to get to this one soon xx"

Thanks, Feifei. I hope you enjoy!


Geri Reads Kristen (Peddler of Smut) wrote: "Awesome review, Geri. I've been meaning to read the Blood and Roses series for months. I think I'll start with those books first, then start this one. Hopefully by then, the next book will be out. ❤️"

Thanks, Kristen. I've been hearing some good things about that series as well. I'll probably finish this one out before starting that one though. :)


Geri Reads Lkay ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾ wrote: "Great review, woman! If you liked this one, definitely give B&R a try ;)"

Thanks, Lana. I really should. Book one and two are already on Kindle. :)


♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥ Great review, Geri xx


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Taralinda Love your review Geri! I've had this on my TBR, but now I'm extra tempted to read it!


Amy | Foxy Blogs Great review, Geri ♥


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Rag Great review Geri!!


Karinloos I read the Blood and Roses series first and its brilliant. It has strong ties to this one in fact its about Alexis (Sophie) sister and her quest to find her lost sister


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