It is time. The boy must leave his family to serve in the Queen’s army. To be chosen is an honor. To decline is impossible. The boy is modified. He is trained for several years, and learns to fight to the death. He proves to the Queen -- and to himself -- that he is capable of evil. He is just the kind of soldier the Queen wants: the alpha of his pack.My Thoughts: Holy... smokes. This was a wonderfully disturbing story. Seriously, it's the type of story that gives me nightmares. To be taken from your family with no chance of refusing, modified, and thrust into a world of blood and fighting where the top dog is the one who is the most brutal ... that just gives me the shivers. The good shivers. The type that make me *long* for the next book something fierce.
I hope we see more of Z in future books because there was something about him that I found very appealing. He's strong but only vicious when the situation calls for it. This new life that he's been thrust into isn't pretty and it isn't nice and he's managed to make it work.
As an aside, the Queen is cracked. I know it's a long way off, but I can't wait to see her get cut down to size.
Books in this series
1.5. The Queen's Army - Kindle
2. Scarlet (2013)
3. Cress (2014)
4. Winter (2015)
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