Wednesday, July 24

Review: Branded by Abi Ketner

Title: Branded
By: Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki
Series: Sinners Book #1
My Copy: Ebook from Author
BookWhisperer Rating:

Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.

Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.

Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.

The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.

I seem to have fallen into a bit of a reading rut lately. I now believe that was due to all of the similar stories that were lining up for me. Branded was exactly what I needed with it's taste of adventure and danger. Lexi is a thrilling character to follow, and her unstoppable drive is empowering. It was easy to see from the start that this story was include a side story of romance, and I was a little discouraged at it's presentation. For a girl, with this tremendous amount of abuse and emotional scarring I was reluctant to fully accept the easy development of this romance. In the end I have to say that this book kept me on the edge of my seat, and was a brilliant display of talent for Abi Ketner. This was noticeably a new author, but I look for a bright future with this kind of creativity. The end fully guarantees more for this series, and I am anxious to see just what that will be. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer JO~

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