Tour+Review: Revenge by Sonya Weiss

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by Sonya Weiss
Release Date: December 22nd 2015
Lyrical Press

Summary from Goodreads:

Their love is a ticking time bomb. 

Juliet Sawyer was born to save the world. Gifted with incredible powers, she’s the only one standing in the way of The Great Extinction, the prophesied battle between Supernaturals and humans. In order to keep her sister safe and avenge her father’s murder, she’ll have to infiltrate the ranks of the Supernatural leaders who wish to destroy her. But the one thing she didn’t count on was falling in love…with someone who wants her dead.

The gorgeous and dangerous son of one of the Supernatural leaders, Riley West is in charge of training the group for war—now including Juliet, whose father is responsible for killing his family. But the more they train together, the more intensely their passion for each other burns. The deeper Riley is drawn in by Juliet’s beauty, the closer he gets to the secrets she keeps: one that will challenge everything he believes in—and one that could lead to her death. Together, can their forbidden love help stop the war? Or will one of them be forced to make the ultimate sacrifice?

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My Review

Revenge is a little different from what I usually read by Sonya Weiss. I believe this is her first attempt at a dystopic, sci-fi, YA romance, and she has been fairly successful.

Revenge has a strong and interesting plot-line. The story is one that grips you from the beginning itself. Sonya Weiss has woven the story in such a manner that you are glued to your books and Kindles. Set in the future, Revenge promises to be a good read.

Juliet Sawyer is a prophesied Messiah for the humans as well as the Supernaturals. Gifted with extraordinary powers, but born in an unusual way, she is an outsider in both the worlds. To save her sister and avenge her father’s death, Juliet has to infiltrate the ranks of the Supernatural leaders. It’s going to be dangerous and life-threatening, but Juliet is determined. What she doesn’t expect is to fall for the guy whom she is supposed to hate, and who hates her.

Riley Romeo West is the future king of the Supernaturals. He follows his father, but has his own beliefs. He is as dangerous as he is gorgeous. He has been picked to train the new recruits which includes Juliet. He does not expect or want the sizzling, physical chemistry between them. After all, it was Juliet’s father who killed Riley’s family. Or so he believes.

With each training session together, Riley and Juliet’s attraction intensifies and soon Juliet is threatening his beliefs. He no longer knows what is what. Riley on his part, threatens Juliet’s secrets. The kind of secrets, that if it came out, would mean the death of Juliet Sawyer.

The best part of this story is the engaging story and the complex characters. All the characters from the protagonists to the supporting ones, have shades of grey. None of them are black and white. I loved Juliet from the beginning. Despite the abysmal hand fate had dealt her, she had the strength to fight and survive. She never gave up. She really was a hero in the book.

While Juliet, for me, was a hero, she was also quite human. There were some things that I disliked about her. From the beginning we know that she saves the mixed-bloods and hides them. It’s a dangerous and life-threatening task. But she so easily tells the truth to a Supernatural doctor. Granted she needed his help to save her sister, but it seemed like a stupid and unwise move. But her will to survive is commendable. All she wants to do is help the half-bloods and the humans and stop The Great Extinction from taking place.

The one thing I disliked in the story other than Juliet’s sometimes unwise decision was how soon Juliet and Riley got close to each other. While you could feel the attraction they have with each other in the book, you could also feel the enmity.  But far too soon, that hatred disappeared. While a romance between them was inevitable, and it does take some time for the actual romance to build, it would have been fun to see them opposing each other a little more. Despite their closeness, their banter did not stop. They always tried to one-up each other in an argument and that was really fun.

While this book was not perfect, it certainly was good. This is the kind of story you want never to end, the kind of story where you want the sequel as soon as possible. And after the last bomb the author threw, I definitely need the next book.

3 stars

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About the Author

Sonya Weiss is a freelance writer, ghostwriter and author. She’s addicted to great books, good movies, and Italian chocolates.
She’s passionate about causes that support abused animals and children. Her parents always supported her bringing stray animals home although the Great Dane rescue was a surprise.

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