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ARC Review: Inherited by Freedom Matthews

Series: Curses of VIII #1
Source: Sent by OfTomes Publishing
Format: ebook
Pages: 378
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Rating: 3 Stars
Publisher: OfTomes Publishing
Release: July 12th 2016

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If saying 'I love you' meant death, would you still say it?

The Wilted Rose, of faery-tale and folklore, is a pirate ship filled with unfortunate souls-each forbidden to love. One such soul is Valencia 'Lennie' Roux. Raised in a brothel and an heir to a curse; Lennie never expected to pique the interest of any man. Yet with the arrival of vivid-eyed Nathaniel, she is torn between wanting to know him better and fearing what that knowledge would mean.

With Nathaniel bringing the crew's total to six, the Wilted Rose sets off in search of the remaining two heirs. They hope that in reuniting, they will convince the faery Sorceress responsible for the curse, to end it. However lurking beneath the water is a long standing enemy of the Wilted Rose; who is determined to thwart their quest and bring down its leaders.

Together the eight heirs fight for survival, friendship and love.

My review of Inherited...
Otherworldly magic and curses run rampant, making this story unforgettable. I literally just finished this book and I’m still overcome with it’s magic!

The theme of this story is love. The story revolves around a band of motley pirates teaming up to break a curse. A curse that makes every crew member forbidden to love.

The protagonist is Lennie, let’s just say she’s one tough cookie! She’s been through so much in life but she hasn’t let her experiences jade her, if anything what she’s been through has made her stronger!

I really enjoyed the love between her and Nathaniel. I must admit, it happened fairly quickly, however I feel that it fit the story superbly! Lennie and Nathaniel’s love was endearing and heartbreakingly beautiful, they teach us that true love has no limits!

I only wish that the pacing would have been a bit more consistent. At times the story seemed to speed up then all of a sudden slow down. I felt that certain parts of the story were a bit too long, I started losing interest here and there. If a few scenes would have been cut out I feel like the pacing would be greatly improved and would help move along the story to keep the reader’s interest piqued.

Inherited is a charming, unique story centered around forbidden romance and finding family in the most unexpected of places. Oh and I can’t forget about the magic, the pages are aplenty with it! I loved the storyline but the pacing + the fact that there were a few too many unneeded scenes bogged down the story too much for me. 

*Review Update*

After re-reading my review and reflecting on this book I realized that I rated it too low. I think I just needed time for my feelings to settle, I was a bit undecided  & discombobulated on this one. I am changing it from 2.5 stars to 3 stars to reflect my feelings towards this book. 
(Next time I'll wait a week or so to publish my review if I feel like this about a book again.)


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