5 stars to UNCHAINED by J. Lynn

Published September 20, 2013 by elenafx

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Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead and the fallen angel who just…wants her, Lily is about ready to trade in forever for a comfy job in a cubicle farm.

The fact that she and Julian are civil to one another is enough to have her thrown out of the Sanctuary, but she can’t shake her not-so-angelic stalker or how he brings her dangerously close to ecstasy.

Her forbidden relationship with Julian provides the perfect fuel for suspicion when a traitor is discovered to be working within the Sanctuary. Lily quickly finds herself hunted by well, everyone.

Her only hope is to discover the real traitor before she loses everything–and she’ll need Julian’s help. That is, if Julian is really there to help her…and not destroy her.

Yeah, being a Nephilim isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.

 

 

So here’s the thing. I’ve read all books by Jennifer L. Armentrout/J. Lynn. All fifteen of them (and I’m not even counting the short novellas). I’ve come to realize that she’s my favorite author, ever. So, of course, I’ve been waiting for UNCHAINED to come out for more than a year, I think. I’ve had high hopes for it and as expected Jenn did not disappoint one bit. The woman’s a freaking genious.

UNCHAINED introduces readers to its world and its characters almost immediately. I was sure this book was going to be da bomb from the first chapter. Books with such good first chapters simply don’t go unnoticed or suck butt. The story unravels quickly, from multiple points of view. The different POVs were a tad confusing in the begining of the book but still intriguing and vivid as hell. Jennifer L. Armentrout sure knows how to write. Her books really feel like they’re going on in front of you, like you’re actually seeing it. Especially in UNCHAINED with all the vivid action and sex scenes, her writing style just got me hooked. I honestly couldn’t put the thing down.

The charcters in UNCHAINED are all amazing but it’s hard to pay anyone else attention when Lily and Julian are running around. Lily Marks is a Nephilim. She’s trained to kick butt and be a plain badass. But it’s more than her badassery that made me love her. She’s snarky, protective, loyal. Lily’s the kind of heroine that I absolutely admire. She doesn’t put up with anyone’s shit but she’ll sacrifice even herself to save those she loves. Life has been a bitch to her but she’s up and running without being broken. She’s vulnerable but strong as hell. Julian, on the other hand, is a Fallen and absolutely off-limits to Lily since, you know, they’re enemies. They’re supposedto be killing each other off. However, for the last eight years, Julian has been shadowing Lily clearly showing way more interest in her than he should. Julian’s a fascinating character. He’s so well-written. He has the hundred of years old depft but also a young male’s hotness that will make get all hot and bothered. Julian’s protective, sweet, patient, loyal and did I mention hot as hell? I’m not even going to talk about Julian and Liy’s chemistry. Too hot to even comment on.

We also have a lot of scenes in Michael’s POV. Michael’s a Nephilim but he doesn’t know it. He’s also the reason the whole story starts. He’s in the center of everything but we have no idea why. Michael’s inner sarcasm made me laugh so much my stomach ached. He’s a great character, very protective, funny and sweet. Seeing his point of view was enjoyable. I also love him to pieces. Τhe other secondary characters are absolutely awesome. Badass and funny as hell.

If you’ve read previous books by Jenn and you liked them then you’re bound to like this one too. Fans of paranormal will devour this. But be careful; this is an adult book so if you’re uncomfortable with graphic content then I don’t think this book is for you. UNCHAINED’s unique, quick, dark, humorous and sexy as hell. Jennifer L. Armentrout did it yet again!

-Helena

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