Review: Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank

Forsaken by Jacquelyn Frank
Series: Nightwalkers (# 3)
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 368
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

As a mercenary, Leo Alvarez has signed on for a lot—but he never signed on for his best friend becoming host to the soul of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. Jackson is now inhabited by a Bodywalker, and Leo is forced to grapple with a realm of supernatural beings far more dangerous than anything he’s ever encountered.

But when Jackson is wounded by an attack from a demon god, Leo must team up with another supernatural creature—a Night Angel—to save his friend from utter destruction. With skin as black as midnight, hair as white as snow, and a body of pure perfection, the Night Angel arouses a burning desire in Leo, even as he refuses to be intimidated by her power—or the power of those who would destroy his friend. An unusual alliance is forged, electrified by sexual temptation, and together the two must unite their strengths to bring down a supreme evil.

 

Review: I really think I would have liked this book a lot more if I had read the first two in the series. I was utterly lost and confused for most of the book. I wanted to understand but the world is quite complex and I really felt that I needed some background information to make it a bit clearer for me. You are introduced to so many characters right at once and it would have been easier if I had read the first two books in the series.

I did love how broody Leo was. I picture him as this tall hottie that doesn’t take anything from anyone. But he also seemed to be lacking direction or any from of empathy for others. He was very stoic and like a statue at times.

Faith is a great match for Leo because she gets him and is able to smooth out all the hard edges he has. They both seem to really love each other. They have a passion that jumps out right at you.

I also liked that the series was based around Egyptian mythology which added a lot more depth to the story that most paranormal novels do not have. The world created is rich and not at all cliche. Frank’s writing is very tight and reading was very fast paced because I wanted to find out what was happening next.

I really want to read the first two in the series so I get exactly what is going and have a clearer understanding of the Night Walkers.