The Unfortunates by Skyla Madi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was fortunate enough to get an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review...so here we go:
This was one of those books that I couldn't put down. It held my interest, I cared about the characters, and I'm eager to know what happens next!
Nothing got done. Nothing!!! Dang it, Skyla and your brilliant plot-twisting, dark, brooding, hot-melting love story!
Skyla Madi did something I admire: after her Consumed trilogy, we get another story--entirely different from Seth Marc and Olivia. The Unfortunates is not for the faint of heart; I can't lie. It's intense. There's things that will make some uncomfortable (I'm trying not to give away spoilers, sorry!) and tests our ethics boundaries.
The Unfortunates is the story of Nine, an Unfortunate (slave) sold to a family of Fortunates (masters) as a gift for Kaden on his 25th birthday. Once she arrives at the household, strap in, cause it's gonna be one hell of a ride!
I love Nine's spunk and spirit; she asks questions, refusing to take her circumstances at face value. Sometimes she's aware it might cost her the ultimate price, but she remains steady -- then enters Kade...
Kade is everything an Alpha is: brooding, possessive, and doesn't like others touching his "things", especially his unfortunate, Nine. Kade's brother, Vince, is an A-grade douche, and of course, goes out of his way to mess with Kade's things, especially Nine.
Nine tries her best to survive in her new circumstances, but can't help falling for Kade. Kade is also bound by circumstance: as a Fortunate, his priorities and belief system is different from Nine. The author does an excellent job with their backstory, especially Kade's. it's just heartbreaking. Like Nine, Kade has done what is necessary to survive in his world.There are some really intense scenes and the ending, OMG. Don't even get me started!
Again, not trying to give out spoilers, but when the truth is revealed (which I kinda saw coming) Kade's reaction left me wanting to just ugh!
Yeah Nine! kick him, hard!!!!
I loved this book. An original premise, conflict and suspense buildup, dark and steamy lovin' and a hell of a cliffhanger - not bad enough to break my ipad over it, but enough for me to look forward to The Fortunates!
Kudos Skyla Madi!!
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