Mar 15, 2015

*Review* Chosen Thief by Scarlett Dawn

The second saga in the bestselling, groundbreaking Forever Evermore series begins with Chosen Thief, where the life of a skilled lawbreaker becomes much more than she ever wanted...
Caroline Jules knows death is imminent. She’s only 22, but as an inmate of Death Row in the most secure Mystical jail, what else could her future hold?
Caro has no idea. Her solitary, transient life is about to get flipped on its head when it is revealed that she is the new Prodigy Elemental, and she has responsibilities and ties that she can’t ever escape.
Caro is attempting to run from a brutal past, but the Rulers have other plans for this thief’s future.
But the transition from a self-contained existence to life with the other Prodigies, the Kings and Queens, and even the Elders was never going to be easy, and Caro has secrets she’s loath to share. Suddenly she has friends, mentors, lovers and they all want to know more about her than she is willing to reveal.
Will Caro ever escape the darkness of all she is, or will she fall deeper into the life that has been chosen for her?
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
Scarlett Dawn knows how to write an action packed story full of intrigue, sexual tension and drama. Chosen Thief captures all of that in an exciting tale that can stand on it's own from the original Forever Evermore books (King Hall, King Cave, King Tomb).
Caroline 'Caro' Jules has lived the opposite of a soft life. As she faces a dark end on death row Caro could never expect that a last minute jail break would lead her to the doors of Mystical Royalty and that she would be soon joining their ranks. Can a con woman with a dark past really take on the royal of Queen Elemental? Will her rough edges shake things up or break down the balance her predecessors fought for? 
What I Loved:  Chosen Thief is game on from the first chapter. Caro oozes trouble and I knew her take on the rules and regulations of the Mystical universe would be a new spin on the Forever Evermore universe. I loved the plethora of love interests for Caro - an innocent offspring of Mystical royalty, a chosen brother/part time lover, an Elemental spiritual leader, the chosen shifter prodigy from the wealthy side of the tracks, a Mystical Elder that happens to also be a major hottie. But my absolute favorite part of the story is the original prodigy foursome - Lily, Ezra, Jack, and Pearl - who play a huge role in this story. It was so fulfilling as a Forever Evermore fan to see them in their more adult roles as Kings and Queens. Lily and Ezra still have their bite and I totally fangirled in their scenes.

What I Didn't Love: The volume of secrets Caro carries, not only from the other characters but also from the reader, kept me from connecting with her like I did with Lily Ruckler in the original Forever Evermore books. With Lily I understood what was at stake. I finished Chosen Thief not knowing a lot about Caro or her motivations let alone the other Prodigies who are supposed to shortly take over the throne.
Favorite Quotes:
"I had wrecked the one innocent thing in my life, torn it apart on purpose, and it was something I could have prevented entirely if I wasn't pushing so hard at what truly scared me. It had been a selfish act on so many levels; I couldn't help but be utterly ashamed."
"King Collins's eyes turned soft, making me feel even worse because I was no one's sympathy girl. I never had been. I was the woman others feared, and this was a very different situation for me."
"Sometimes life gives you joyful sunshine and blue skies. And sometimes it nails you with merciless hail."
"Just because I'm a criminal bitch, it doesn't mean I don't have a damn heart."
Scarlett Dawn is a Paranormal Romance rock star and her expansion of the Forever Evermore series is on point. I recommend checking out Chosen Thief.
Happy reading.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I've never even heard of this book or series before. I'll definitely be checking this out!


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