Jun 26, 2016

*Review* Pieces (The Patchwork Series #1) by Toni Aleo

In New York City, an underground society of supernatural beings exists, hidden among everyday humans. They don’t know of our activities or any of our secrets.

The districts of the Works are made up of vampires, wolves, shifters, witches, and I’m in the fifth and arguably most important district, the Patchwork. My father is the leader of our group, and he oversees all of the other factions.

As his only daughter, that makes me the princess of it all. Cool, right? Actually…no.

Sure, I live in a mansion and money isn’t an object, but that doesn’t matter because I can’t leave. I have a guard who follows me around 24/7. My father and three older brothers treat me like I’m a fragile piece of glass, never allowed to take an independent step or make any decisions on my own.

It’s beyond frustrating—especially since my father essentially runs my life.

He says what I do, when I do it, how I do it, and all that jazz. He tests his formulas and new techniques on me. I’m a walking science experiment.

I hate it.

I hate my life here.

But then he comes along: Killian.
He’s just some vampire…or so I thought.

But you’ll have to read my story to find out what I mean. To know my secrets.
Until then, though, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rebecca von Stein.
And I’m a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein.

Welcome to the Works.

I received an advanced copy of this story for an honest review.

A long time fan of Toni Aleo and her Assassin's series, when I heard she was stepping into the world of paranormal romance I was intrigued. How would Toni transition from hot and steamy alphas to the mysterious and spooky unknown? Simple answer - she did it flawlessly.
What I Loved:  Pieces is so energetic and so vivid that I felt like I was watching a big budget Hollywood movie in my mind. A complex world with abundant but easily understood details, I fell in love with the Patchwork and it's "Princess" Rebekah von Stein. Pieces kept me on the edge of my seat and eager for more. If this series doesn't catapult Aleo into more mainstream recognition I'll be surprised.

Favorite Quotes: 
"I want to believe that all you need is love. That it will give you everything. Maybe that makes me just a stupid, naive girl. But if it does, then I don't want to be anything else."
"For the first time in my whole life, I feel alive. I feel wanted. I feel like my life is worth living. And I don't know hoe to live without that feeling."
"I've been spoiled with the love only he can give me, and I honestly don't think I can turn my back on that."
Pieces is the perfect set up to a fascinating series with endless possibilities. Author Toni Aleo has me completely hooked on the Patchwork world and I'm dying to see what she has in store for the rest of the series. Check this one out.

Happy reading.

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