To Mate an Assassin (Lost Alphars #1)by Ceri Grenelle
Cymbeline Kendall’s life is quiet, solitary—until a letter appears in her P.O. box. Then she becomes an Incendiary, a human chosen at birth to be trained to strike like lightning to take out the most dangerous of the Werekind, then fade back into the shadows.
She is a weapon only to be used by the leader of North American shifters. But when she learns the Alphar was unseated three years ago, she sets out to find who’s been pulling her trigger.
Kerrick Masterson has borne the burden of leadership for only a short time, yet he already feels the Alphar power tempting his soul toward the insanity that destroyed his predecessor. He has no time for the woman who breaks into his compound claiming to be his Incendiary, but his beast insists he make the time—for his mate.
In one searing, soul-consuming breath, everything Cymbeline was taught to believe is ripped away. Yet the mystery of who’s been sending her orders remains…and finding the answer could lead to all-out war.
My Review: I felt To Mate an Assassin has a lot of potential, the biggest thing that I felt starting the book was that I walked in half way through a story that had already been started but left out in the final revision. The characters were well developed except they were annoying at times because I felt like even knowing they were adults I was reading about teenagers. It was like a mix of kid play, mentality and dangerous killers thrown into one world. There is a lot of repetition but I did feel like the Alphars world still has potential to grow and develop and be something really great once the author gets a footing and confidence in her writing. I did like many of the characters and I do think they have potential despite the childish playful mentality and all the silliness. I couldn't take very much of it seriously but if I let all that go and simply let the book be it has some interesting underlinings and threads to create a really cool series.
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Note: I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Samhain.