Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Review: Dissident (Bellator Saga #1) by Cecilia London

Publication Date: March 17, 2015
Series: Bellator Saga #1
Rating: 5 stars

Official Blurb:

She once was important. Now she’s considered dangerous.
In a new America where almost no one can be trusted, Caroline lies unconscious in a government hospital as others decide her fate. She is a political dissident, wanted for questioning by a brutal regime that has come to power in a shockingly easy way. As she recovers from her injuries, all she has are her memories. And once she wakes up, they may not matter anymore.

Dissident is part contemporary romance and part political thriller, with elements of romantic suspense and speculative fiction. Told mostly in flashback, it details the budding romantic relationship between our heroine Caroline and Jack, the silver fox playboy who tries to win her heart.

The Bellator Saga is a six part series. Each part is a full length novel between 60,000-120,000 words and ends in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This saga contains adult situations, including non-gratuitous violence, explicit (consensual) sex, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes dark and gritty plot (particularly in part two).

This was a compelling and great start to a new and exciting saga. Just from reading the prologue, I was instantly addicted. I was intrigued, and I couldn’t wait to find out more. I literally couldn’t put the book down. Cecilia has literally blown me away with this book. Her writing skills are so intelligent and she really knows how to keep you pulled in. I wasn’t quite sure how I would like it at first, seeing as it was going to have politics involved, but I loved reading about it. It wasn’t boring at all. Some of the things said and about the way she explained it, were actually impressive and I found myself wanting to know more and more.

I really liked how the storyline was laid out. You get bits and pieces of what is going on, but then you get what happened in the past. I felt that gave the story more and we get to see how the characters, Caroline and Jack met. We get to know them and see them grow together. I really loved both of these characters. They both were very intelligent and you could tell Cecilia did her homework on the topic.

Overall, this book was beyond amazing. I highly recommend reading this. I couldn’t stop once I started and I honestly don’t know if I can wait until the next book comes out! There is suspense and romance, plus all around great and thrilling read! Amazing job Cecilia! Cannot wait for the next one! 

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