Saturday, 21 November 2015

(Dis)content by Melissa Haag

Title: (Dis)content
Author: Melissa Haag
Series: Judgment of Six Series #5
Genre: Romance, Werewolf, Fantasy, Adventure
Source: ARC
Pages: 324 pages
Rating: 5 stars!

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Blurb: (via Goodreads)
I hate. I thought I hated before the letter, before the werewolves, but now I understand that was nothing more than a chip on my shoulder. The urbat took what was mine. They will pay.

Isabelle leads a very normal life...for an emotional syphon. If not for Ethan and his bar, she would have lost her sanity long ago. But everything changes with the crash of her fighting cage and a man who transforms into a wolf. There’s something about Carlos—when he’s not growling at her—that makes her do things she wouldn’t normally do, like sigh and daydream.

Attraction aside, she is faced with the very real evidence that werewolves and urbat exist, and the urbat are after her. And the only way she can keep Ethan safe is to join with the werewolves and Carlos. It’s a race against time to stop a war, fight for love, and find the last Judgement

My Review:

First of all, if you have not read anything my Melissa Haag, then I am very sorry to say that you are missing something in your life and you don’t even realize it. She is such a wonderful writer, and since she first contacted me in the Winter of 2012 with her first two books, she has managed to publish over 10 novels of varying length. Her Judgment of Six series is by far some of her best writing, and I was ecstatic when I received the ARC for (Dis)content. If you would like to read my reviews of the previous books in the series, please click the title of the following books to be redirected there! #1- Hope(less), #1.5- Clay’sHope, #2- (Mis)fortune, #3-  (Un)wise, #4- (Un)bidden

If you have read my previous reviews on these books, then you know I have been excited for (Dis)content for a while now. Isabelle seemed like she was going to be badass like Bethi in (Un)wise, and I was excited for the Judgments to start coming together and figure out their destiny. I am so very happy to announce that (Dis)content did not disappoint me in any way.

Character wise, Isabelle was a fantastically strong character, both physically and emotionally. She did remind me a lot of Bethi and it is no surprise that the two find a fast friendship in each other. Her Judgment might be Peace, but Isabelle brought some much needed fire and attitude to mix up the group dynamic. What was interesting is that this book brought a full human into the mix! The dynamic between the girls, the wolves, and the single human was fascinating to explore and watch unravel. As for Carlos, it was interesting to see the more animalistic side of one of our male protagonists. Don’t get me wrong, we see Clay in his wolf form in most of Hope(less), but seeing the animalistic urges in Carlos’ human body (like how chasing her became a turn on), was a new aspect that we didn’t really see in any of our previous male love interests thus far.

Now if we are talking plot, this book was by far my favorite because the adventure truly beings in this novel. Previously, we were taking our time learning about the characters and their stories mostly over lapped with each other, now however, time is starting to crunch and bringing all the Judgments together has become more important than ever. While we were learning about Isabelle, and her romance with Carlos was jumping its hurdles, we also get to see the gang do some traveling, figure out some next steps, and make a huge decision that impacts the novel’s world in a major way. Isabelle didn’t have the option to relax and accept her new life like the other girls, things were all systems go from start to finish… however, I think that suited Isabelle’s personality perfectly.

Melissa Haag’s writing captivates you from the moment you open the book to the very last page where you find yourself eager to learn what happens next. (Dis)content has been my favorite novel in the series so far, and waiting until the series’ conclusion in winter 2016 seems a life time away. Thankfully, we will probably have at least one companion book to read somewhere between now and then, and Emmitt’s version of the events in (Mis)fortune will be fun to discover. This was the easiest 5 stars I have ever given, and I can’t wait to read what happens next.

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