I received this book via Netgalley, the author, Scarlett Dawn. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.
Series: Forever Evermore, #4
Published by Self Publish on 2015-03-08
Length: 197 pages
Reviewing eARC from Netgalley, the author, Scarlett Dawn
The second saga in the bestselling, groundbreaking Forever Evermore series begins with Chosen Thief, where the life of a skilled lawbreaker becomes much more than she ever wanted...
Caroline Jules knows death is imminent. She’s only 22, but as an inmate of Death Row in the most secure Mystical jail, what else could her future hold?
Caro has no idea. Her solitary, transient life is about to get flipped on its head when it is revealed that she is the new Prodigy Elemental, and she has responsibilities and ties that she can’t ever escape. Caro is attempting to run from a brutal past, but the Rulers have other plans for this thief’s future.
But the transition from a self-contained existence to life with the other Prodigies, the Kings and Queens, and even the Elders was never going to be easy, and Caro has secrets she’s loath to share. Suddenly she has friends, mentors, lovers — and they all want to know more about her than she is willing to reveal.
Will Caro ever escape the darkness of all she is, or will she fall deeper into the life that has been chosen for her?
Chosen Thief by Scarlett Dawn marks the beginning of the second saga in the Forever Evermore series and follows the story of Caroline Jules. Finding herself on death row at the age of 22, Caro has accepted her fate but after an exciting escape orchestrated by her “brother” Sin, she finds out that her life is about to get a lot more complicated as she is chosen as the next Elemental ruler.
I have to come clean….I have NOT read the first part of the Forever Evermore series. I have King Hall sitting on my Kindle ready to be read, but when I received this one for review I decided to go ahead and read it. Well, while you don’t necessarily HAVE to read the first part of the series to understand Caro and the others I felt lost through a majority of the story. The world is complex and because I wasn’t already immersed into the world I was confused about terminology and what the heck was going on! Now that being said I did enjoy the book and I’m now planning to go back and read the first part of the series and come back to reread this one and see if it changes my review any. If it does expect an update 😉
Caro is a hard character to like, but she quickly won me over. She’s ruthless, cunning and stealthy, all required traits for a criminal of her standing. On top of this she’s loyal, loves with her whole being, and doesn’t go back on her word, all traits of a good ruler which she most certainly will be. However she had me a bit confused. The girl clearly loves Sin, I’ll get to him in a minute, yet her eyes wander more than I thought possible!
In just under 200 pages, Caro sets her eyes on not one but 5 different people. Really this bothered me. I’m a monogamous kind of girl, so I was pretty much arguing with Caro (in my head) for her to pick someone and stick with them! In the first chapter which is kind of a looking at the past chapter, Caro is with Isa and there’s a lot of build up and flirting and attraction which makes you invested in the two of them. Then it just abruptly ends. Three years go by and there are new, multiple people in Caro’s life.
Sin is perhaps my favorite character in the book 😄 He’s handsome, fully and unconditionally loves Caro. A+ in my book 😉 The two of them have this odd connection, like best friends or brother/sister type love, and yet it still goes deeper than that. I’m curious to see just where their relationship will go in the coming books.
Overall I wasn’t that impressed and I was left with more questions than answers. The book felt rushed and incomplete for a first in series book even though this is a continuation of the saga. I was confused and at times I checked to be sure I hadn’t skipped pages as things and time jumped and left plot holes, which was disappointing because I ❤️ Scarlett Dawn’s writing and the complex worlds she creates. I’m planning to go back and read the first part of the series and reread this one to see if my opinion changes and I hope it does. As for now though I leave it with three stars 😁
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Final Conclusion: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I can’t jump into a story four books in…I’d have to get hold of the book one and go through it in order as I hate being lost in a plot!
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Well the thing is that this is part two of the saga. New characters and new plot, however the world they live is in the same and that’s what made it hard for me to read because there was no world building. You’re just dropped in. Does that make sense?