ARC Marked by Hades by Reese Monroe- 3 Stars

Marked by Hades (Bound by Hades, #2)

Book 2 in the Bound by Hades Series

Synopsis over on Goodreads

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Net Galley release date 4/14/14

This is the second book in this series and by this author.  I would also like to note that I have not read the first book in the series, but plan to.  This was a quick fun read that wasn’t to difficult to figure out what was going on despite my not having read the first book.  I was able to enjoy the characters and world just fine.  I probably would have appreciated the world more having read the first one, but I wasn’t lost or anything.   I liked the book, didn’t go crazy for it, but enjoyed it enough that I want to read the first one now and at least the the one that comes next in the series.

The story seemed fairly typical for the paranormal genre and centers around Angels and Demons battling each other.  It would have been nice to have had a little refresher over what the greater conflict in this world was, but it is my fault for not knowing having not read the first book.  The characters were interesting and likable and I enjoyed the sense of comradery we get between the guardians their helpers and the mates.  The story moved at a good pace and a lot of time actually passed between the start and end of the story, felt more realistic to me.  The characters didn’t have easy fixes to their problems.  Often in paranormal stories we have a lot of action that takes place over a few short days, and the world doesn’t move like that, but then again these are worlds of fiction.

I kinda feel bad and wish I had more to say.  I liked the story. I liked the characters especially Justin and Yvonne along with their pairing up.  I enjoyed the twist of Yvonne’s duel nature and how Justin needed to learn to overcome some prejudices to accept her.  I really must read the first book and perhaps add on to this review, because I am feeling like I must have missed some of the deeper story arches.  On its own though it is an enjoyable romance that most anyone is going to enjoy.  


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