by Scarlett Dawn
My rating: 5 stars
Series: Forever Evermore - Book 4
Publication Date: March 8, 2015
Publisher: Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Print Length: 197 pages
Available from: Amazon
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?
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
This author just keeps on going, getting better, wittier and more creative! Scarlett Dawn’s Chosen Thief opens with a bang and keeps on going! Imagine, an inmate on death row in a mystical jail, just may be one of the next generation of prodigies in the supernatural world. Caro has never had a family, a home or been connected to anyone, life has been hard, solitary and she has no roots. A life of crime was all she knew, as an Elemental, able to shift through dimensions, the Kings and Queens have their eye on her and her life as a loner is about to end, even as she fights tooth and nail to resist. Caro has secrets, and she plans on keeping them, if only everyone would leave her alone! She does not follow rules well, seems to have problems with taking directions to heart and a team player? No.Way. She is a solo act, too bad no one believes her as they force her into their world, shove rules down her throat and actually expect her to obey them!
She once had a lover she left behind. Will her past come back to haunt her? What of the other Prodigies? Her best friend, Sin is by her side to protect her from herself, loyal to the end, not that she can figure out why. The new girl on the block, she raises the tension when other Prodigies are looking at her like she is the best thing since chocolate, but the races don’t mix, so how does she cool the tension between herself and some of the hottest eye-candy she has ever seen? What if the Kings and Queens aren’t as dense to life as they seem? Are they seeing themselves in this young rebel? Will Caro show her loyalty once again to all who doubted her as she becomes a whipping boy for the Elders?
I admit, Caro brings back memories of Queen Ruckler, before she was queen with a little more sass, prickliness and attitude. This new generation of Prodigies is going to have a hard time putting anything over on their Majesties. When a powerful spirit leader shows up, its game on as Caro comes into her powers full force!
Scarlett Dawn has me bowing at the altar of her quirky imagination and incredible writing talent! Fast, furious, funny, sometimes heart wrenching, Caro is tough on the outside, but soft in the middle. Her attitude could cause gray hairs, as she tries to buck the system. There isn’t a single character throughout that wasn’t a joy to know, and the Kings and Queens? Haven’t changed a bit! Rules may be broken or bent, but one thing is for sure, Scarlett Dawn is in fine form, once again, writing as only she can, so expect the unexpected and enjoy the ride!
I received an ARC edition from the author and Escape Publishing in exchange for my honest review.