Sunday, June 26, 2016

Review: Pieces by T. Aleo (Patchworks, #1)

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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.

Read from: June 17 to June 22, 2016
Read on: eARC


I will admit that when I started reading this book, I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it or not. It took me a few more chapters before really getting into the story. But once I was hooked in, it was hard to stop reading it.

Rebekah's life is anything but ordinary even for her world. She is forced to stay inside the mansion for her own protection and she has really overprotective relatives and bodyguard. Even if she does complain about this, you have to give her credits to be able to deal with all of this. She might sound immature from time to time (okay often), but you understand where its coming from. Anyone in her position would go nuts. Maybe that's why it didn't annoy me as much as I thought it would.

I didn't like her father much. I feel like he does love his daughter, but his need for power and his desire to get the right formula for her seems really excessive. And Rebekah isn't the only to suffer from this though if only for different matters. Her brothers also get the short-end of the stick whenever it comes to their father's rules. Most of the time, I found their dad to be selfish.

Rebekah's only reprive from all of this is when she works at the family's bar. She works alongside Alena who I just adored. I wish we had seen more of this vampire. Things are going okay if not great, but then enters Killian, an attractive vampire, who is hired to tend the bar along with her and Alena. Rebekah can't help but being fascinated by him and even if she is asked to stay away from him, she doesn't want to and doesn't even try to listen to the rules. He is a mystery she only wants to unravel the more time she spends with him. She knows he's hiding something and she wants to find out what it is. The chemistry is there between them also, but she doesn't understands it though she doesn't want to fight it either.

Threats are made against Rebekah and everyone is on high alert and even more overprotective with her. Trying to protect her is all that matters to her father and she tries to show him she can protect herself but sometimes, that's easier said than done when even the people you know are acting suspicious and she doesn't know where to turn to.

Trying to keep this review spoiler free, I will only add that quite a few things happen in this book alongside of what we already know bringing more news for Rebekah to digest and deal with.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to the next installment and see what else is reserved for Rebekah. I feel that her problems are far from being over.

ARC provided by Author in exchange of an honest review.

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