Almost twenty years after the barrier between Earth and the Otherworld fell in the Fae Wars, Budapest is balancing on the precipice. A battle for dominance is brewing between the elite fae and the privileged humans in Eastern Europe. The prejudice between the sides is bubbling with hate and violence. Nineteen-year-old human, Brexley, has grown up in privilege, but not without heartbreak. After being orphaned, she is taken in by General Markos, living in a walled city rife with power grabs and ruthless political games. Then one night the course of her life changes, and Brexley is thrown into the most feared prison in the east. Halalhaz, the House of Death—where you go in but don’t come out. She must learn to live with the worst of fae and human criminals. The rule of hierarchy puts humans on the bottom, where the only way to survive each day is to make alliances with the fae.Here she meets the sexy, vicious legend, Warwick Farkas. A myth among man and fae. He is as brutal, cruel, arrogant, and as lethal as the lore says he is, ruling the prison with unchallenged authority. Brexley can’t deny an intense draw to him, one that might cost her life.If The Games don’t take her out first—A fight to the death where only one survives.
Mini group review
3,5 stars for the first three books of the series
I have read the first three books in the Savage Lands series in three days.
That tells you that the series is addictive.
Yet after book three, I grow tired of it as it seems repetitive.
You could break this series in :
Opening of the book: You are finding new people to make them your family (be them prisoners (Savage lands), a lost uncle and his soldiers (Wild Lands) another lost uncle and his soldiers (Dead lands)
Middle of the book: you are kidnapped (thrown in prison or kidnapped by said uncles) and you rush to discover the mystery surrounding your birth and find the nectar. Intersperse with hot hate sex with the “Legend” and water it with lots of action scenes, fighting scenes where Brex is badass, escape scenes on motorbike and finding shelter at madame Kitty
End of the book: the action is rebounding because of a new threat and of course ends on a cliffhanger.
Throughout the book, we pile up very hot males (humans, semi fae, fae…) all DRAWN to Brexley like moth to a flame. But as Warwik alias the Legend alias the Wolf has already pissed on her legs and is growling at everyone making doe eyes at his girl, it’s pretty much certain that you won’t have a reverse harem but a plain possessive badass alpha love story (and I love that kind of story for the record).
The lore and worldbuilding are good, the characters interesting but I admit that I am tiring of the repeat.
So I decided to stop reading this series.
Now, as usual, reading is a personal experience. That’s my own decision and it does not diminish the appeal of the series and the tons of raving reviews it got! So if you love dark fantasy reads with big bad alpha males, warrior female character, very hot sex, a quest and lots of actions, then i-you might want to try it!
Thanks for reading.