Tuesday, 24 February 2015

REVIEW: Obligation (Underground Kings, Book 2) by Aurora Rose Reynolds


*Complimentary copy provided by author*

Note: Graphic scenes/language


[ob-li-gey-shuh n] 
An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral. 
At six years old, Myla was sent to a family her father and mother had chosen for her when they knew their time on earth was almost up. What they were unaware of was what they thought would be her safe haven would become her living hell.
Kai has been watching Myla from afar since he took over the family business from his father and inherited the responsibility of keeping her safe. When word gets back to Kai that Myla is not only in danger, but that his assets are being compromised, he immediately jumps into action and does the only thing that can be done at the time by marrying her.

Neither Myla nor Kai would have thought that something that started off as a farce would become the most important thing either of them could've ever done.

(Originally posted on Goodreads)

This first Aurora read for me is confusing and saddening at the same time. It’s saddening because I have her other books and now I’m hesitating to pick them up. It’s confusing because I really feel that this book should have worked for me but somehow went left field somewhere.

Jason Momoa is the only personality that comes to mind when I think of Kai, and as you will see in other reviews (on Goodreads), I’m not the only one. And that I think is one of the saving graces of this book. Jason Momoa, I mean, Kai… and his dynamics with his family.

I also appreciated the heat between these 2. Despite my misgivings with the whole story, somehow it shone thru. 

But sadly, that was it. I felt the prologue was too short for me to connect and therefore understand their past which led Kai to his actions and to the beginning of their relationship. By the time I was given a little more context, it was a tad late in the game. Myla felt flat to me despite having a layered background. Because of that, I didn’t get what everyone was seeing in her. And I can’t even explain the violence. I understand that’s the world they live in, yet I basically didn’t, when things started happening. I think the best way to put it, I feel indifferent to it when I know I shouldn’t be. 

Yah, I think that sums it up. With a story like this, I would’ve eaten it up, in theory. Unfortunately, I was barely engaged with it. Now, the only question remaining is what to do with her other books in my to-read pile. Should I still give it a try? Or should I not?

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