Hello Gemmies! I have a 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.
Forged In Fire by Juliette Cross is a re-release of her Angels and Demons series. This new adult paranormal romance is the first book in the vessel trilogy featuring angels, demons, demon hunters, sacred vessels, and tons of action and sexy times. Full of rich lore and religious, mythological, and art references, Forged in Fire feels both familiar and new.
Forged In Fire is a fast paced thrill ride, set in modern day New Orleans. This book is an emotional, sensual, and incredibly imaginative start to a new series. Juliette Cross provides us with lush detailed locations, and a unique power system. Right away we find ourselves dropped into a dangerous situation that turns out to be a larger power struggle between good and evil. The things that go bump in the night are real and they are hidden in plain sight.
Forged In Fire also contains great character development especially with our two main protagonists, Genevieve and Jude. The chemistry and angst between these two is hot and non stop! Genevieve was a good protagonist. Although I didn't agree with all of her choices, I had to keep in mind that she's a 20 year old put in an impossible situation and doing the best that she can. She was able to show vulnerability, and push past her fear to move forward. Jude was just incredible! Pure alpha male sexiness and soft only for Genevieve. I couldnt get enough of him! There are also quite a few side characters that I found to be extremely likable, especially George, Mindy, and Kat. I hope we get to learn more about George, Jude, and Kat's past in books two and three. Please note, our characters are put through some intense, violent, and traumatic situations. Trigger warnings for violence, sexual abuse, gore, and suicide. Although this book does not end on a cliffhanger, there is still a lot more that needs to be resolved. I can't wait to continue on with the series.
If you like brooding heroes, strong heroines, demon princes, rich lore, good vs evil vibes, and sexy times read this book! Independently Published, Forged In Fire, will release on February 01, 2022 and is available for pre-order. I give Forged In Fire 4 out of 5 gems. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!