My Rating: 2.5 stars
Written by: Cathy Clamp
Series: Luna Lake
Sequence in Series: Book 3
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: August 14, 2018
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A Novel of the Sazi
The thrilling stand-alone conclusion to the paranormal fantasy Luna Lake series, packed with action and romance
Cathy Clamp's landmark, USA Today bestselling Sazi series concludes with Denied, a thrilling paranormal love story.
Anica Petrovic was once human. Now she's Sazi, a bear-shifter and a hero for destroying a European kidnapping ring that was turning human children into shifters. Anica has embraced her Sazi self; and is settling into Luna Lake with her father and brother, happy to live in a shifter community where all are welcome. Love is in the air between Anica and a mysterious newcomer, Tristin, and between Anica's brother and Scott, an owl-shifter who worries about his family's reaction when they scent his attraction to another man.
A series of violent murders rocks the town. The killings appear to have been done by a bear. Anica's super-sensitive nose tells her Tristin, also a bear-shifter, is innocent of the murders...but that he's hiding something dangerous.
Denied by Cathy Clamp
For me, this was more an urban fantasy and not a paranormal romance because the mystery behind the murders held me the most with an intriguing air... I also say this because I didn't feel a bit of character connection so the romantic aspects just fell flat. Now, I'm going to go one step forward and say that I know the characters nationality are portrayed by their narrative written in choppily spoken English but this also disturb the storytelling flow. In the end, Denied had an interesting mystery with an entertaining cast so it struggled to keep me my attention. I vacillated between it being okay and like read so I am giving it 2.5 stars.
I received this ARC copy of Denied from Macmillan-Tor/Forge. This is my honest and voluntary review. Denied is set for publication August 14, 2018.