Author: Peiri Ann
Series: Burdened #1
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
(Warning: Burdened contains mature content and strong language some may not find appropriate for readers under the age of 17.)
Eighteen-year-old Tracey Warren is a ‘run-of-the-mill’ high school student on the verge of graduation. She has her friends and her fun; she has life all figured out. Or she thought she did.
Her pedestrian reality crashes around her after an innocuous touch from a diabolically handsome stranger. Just one touch from Nathan Newcomb and her head and her world spins out of control. Soon she discovers that the only cure for the uneasy feelings and pain is Nathan himself. A man whose very existence balances between violent chaos and rigidly controlled dangers.
Nathan knows that the life of a woman mated to a burdened Sephlem is destined for peril beyond a human’s reckoning. But Tracey calls to his desire to experience love in spite of the hazards. And Nathan’s impossibly potent magnetism draws Tracey into a bonding that will put her in mortal danger again and again.
Once the pair becomes one, the threat escalates and nowhere is safe. There are enemies that lurk behind every corner. But the greatest danger may be in the bloodlines that course through Nathan’s veins.
Can a love for all time survive or will their burdened souls surrender and fade away?
I am going to start this review out with this disclaimer that I did take a little bit to get into the book and perspective but once I did, I actually really enjoyed it. So you should definitely check this out if you're into sort of soul mate ideas.
As I mentioned I wasn't a huge fan of the first person perspective, but generally I'm not. There's a lot of books that I've been able to get past the perspective to enjoy the book and Burdened was one of them. It also took me a bit to get into the story(mostly because of the perspective I think) but once I did it was certainly worth the difficulties I pushed past.
This book though. It had me confused and frustrated for a large part of the beginning, especially with the plot. I was quickly fed up with Nathan's dodging of questions because they were all questions I just had to know the answer to. But once things started getting cleared up or at least some questions started being answered I definitely settled in to the book a bit more and enjoyed it so much more. Mostly because of the growing relationship between Nathan and Tracey.
I'm a sucker for those they're meant to be together and supernatural forces bring them together thing so this was definitely one of the books that once I got past those things I wasn't a huge fan of I could enjoy a lot. And I did, there were sweet moments, there were difficult moments but overall it was a good story, with lots of action, lots of romance and plenty of time to try to figure out where everything was coming from.
The ending definitely left me frustrated but more from wanting to see and hear more than anything else. Overall, Burdened was an interesting, romantic read and I think that if it's your type of book you should give it a fair chance.
Peiri Ann is author of the new released A Burdened Novel. She has been writing since childhood with her short stories and poetry published in school publications. She fell in love with the creation of new worlds and the people she imagined would live within them. Peiri has her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and English and in Psychology. You can find her in the heart of the Windy City reading, writing, enjoying the loves of life.
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