Hello Gemmies! I have an entertaining new book review to share with you today. Please note: I received a digital ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest and fair review.
Ebon Rebellion by Whitney Hill is the fourth book in the Shadows of Otherside Series. I really loved this book and Shadows of Otherside has become one of my new favorite paranormal series of all time! Romance, suspense, danger, pulse pounding excitement, and hot characters, Whitney Hill has done it again! Ebon Rebellion is a non stop action packed emotional thriller full of intrigue, drama, betrayal, sexiness, and of course paranormal creatures galore! Let's start with the cover...... gorgeous as always!!! This cover is a perfect compliment to the others in the series and really sets the tone for things to come.
Ebon Rebellion is an excellent character driven story. The story opens up about two months after the events in Ethereal Secrets. We find our main protagonist, Arden Finch dealing with the aftermath of the Vampire Reveal, keeping the alliance she started together, and being the new boss of all of Otherside. She's also juggling controlling her ever growing powers, her PI day job, and evading persistent enemies, while keeping her loved ones safe. It's a lot for anyone to deal with. Arden is a flawed character but I like that we see her growth with each book, and let me tell you, this Arden did not come to play any games. There is so much heart and soul in this book, you will find yourself feeling all of the emotions while reading.
Like the previous books in the series, there is a host of interesting and compelling side characters. We get to spend a lot more time with Troy and learn more about this complicated character. We also see some old favorites and meet some new ones. This review is relatively spoiler free, but I will say there is a lot of passion and a romantic bond between two characters that gave me all of the feels. Whitney Hill managed to make me hate a character I loved, and love a character I hated! How dare you Whitney?!?!?! Guys, its really, really good! Trigger warning: there is also a lot of brutality and violence in Ebon Rebellion, and the reader is reminded that power is not given, you have to fight to keep it, and if you are viewed as "lesser".....you have to fight that much harder. These themes felt really timely and poignant with all of the current events surrounding race happening in the U.S.
Like the previous stories in this series, Ebon Rebellion takes place in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. This is near and dear to my heart as I live here. I also love how Whitney Hill weaved in some current events into the storyline. You don't have to live in North Carolina to appreciate this world and find your self fully immersed in it. It's contemporary, fresh, and familiar. I'm so in love with each of these books that I struggle to pick a favorite, they are that good! If you love paranaormal creatures Ebon Rebellion has you covered! There are werewolves, witches, djinn, elves, vampires, kobolds, Gods/Goddesses, and more! Ebon Rebellion really has it all.
If you are a fan of found family, retribution, love, epic battles, paranormal politics, elemental magic, shifting power bases, enemies to lovers, lovers to enemies, and kick ass heroines then read this book! Published by Benu Media, Ebon Rebellion releases on June 23, 2021, and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. I give Ebon Rebellion 5 out of 5 gems. I'm looking forward to reading more adventures set in this universe. Happy Reading!