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Book Reviews by Lynn

I am a copy editor and proofreader and an avid reader. Some would call me a bookworm. My favourite genres are: Romance, Romantic Erotica, Mystery, Thrillers, YA, Paranormal, Supernatural, Science Fiction, General Fiction and Children's Books. I also have a Facebook page where I put all my reviews: Book Reviews by Lynn. You are welcome to join me there too. You are welcome to follow, comment and enquire.

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Vexed (The Guardians Series)

Vexed - S.K. Whiteside I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.I am fascinated by Egyptian gods and the history of Egypt in general, so when I was given the opportunity to read a fictionalised story containing Isis, Osiris and Set, I jumped at it!Isis is a very fascinating character. She is a goddess and an immortal. She has been kept as a prisoner by her brother-in-law, Set. She is understandably bitter and angry, and is out for revenge. She and the other gods also drink blood for extra strength; this seems to be where the myths and legends pertaining to vampires comes from.I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a very original story that should have a lot more recognition. However, I did have a slightly negative reaction to it. Revenge may be best served cold, but I'm not an advocate of revenge. I believe an eye for an eye can be more damaging than turning the other cheek. However, it is more easier said than done. I'm not saying that Isis shouldn't feel what she feels, but acting on it is another matter. The flow of the story was excellent, and the tale was interesting enough for me to want to continue reading the series.It is near the end of the book that things get even more intriguing! I have read an anthology, Morbid Seraphic, with S.K. Whiteside's short story Fallen in it. There is a sneak peek of Fallen at the end of Vexed, which introduces Malachi. He's a fabulous character, who seems to have lost his way. I'm now looking forward to reading the next installment of this series!S.K. Whiteside has written a fantastic story that is well written and unique. I love her style of writing, which is fast paced and descriptive. I recommend this book if you love YA, Paranormal Romance, Egyptology fiction, Vampires, Goddesses and other mythical supernatural beings. - Lynn Worton