Title: The Lost Savior
Author: Siobhan Davis
Series: Alinthia, book 1
Genre: Fantasy, Science-fiction, Romance, Reverse Harem, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 344 pages, Ebook
Published: February 1st, 2018
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Ooookay. so I was very much excited to read a new science-fiction series by Siobhan because her last sci-fi series The Saven series is my absolute favourite!!! I definitely enjoyed this book but, to be honest, I don’t think this is my cup of tea.
Tori is leading the perfect life a teenager is supposed to, she has a loving boyfriend, amazing best friends and caring parents. But everything crash lands when Sadie is attacked by a freak and then four mysterious boys turn up in her school and they don’t seem to leave Tori alone. When she is finally confronted with the truth, Tori is left to make the biggest decision of her life that might cost everyone she ever loved.
Sooo, the plot was definitely interesting. Tori (I keep writing Sadie!!!!) has planned her life out with her boyfriend Jensen but she discovers a whole new side of herself when she and her friends are attacked by someone who did not seem to be quite human. And when the four mysterious boys turn up, she can’t deny the pull towards all of them. Their first appearance was a little Twilightish… not that I minded but anyway Sadie kept discovering she had more powers than she could imagine. That super-power part was amazing!
I think the main problem I faced with this book was the romance. Most of you who already know me here know that I rarely enjoy love triangles and this was more than I could handle and this was just the beginning. I did not feel comfortable reading reverse harem (One Draupadi was enough for me). 😦 I liked her relationship with Jensen after the boys turned it definitely turned sour and Tori was forced to keep it that way to ensure his safety since she understands that one attack wasn’t the last one.
I also felt that Tori was a little too perfect making her almost a one-dimensional character. I expected the truth to sink in slowly since she had a lot on her plate but Tori was too adaptable. I also noticed these with the other characters as well, everyone was just kinda perfect and that usually isn’t the case in real life, especially in high school. I just wanted more character growth though I am sure we are going to get that and the amazing world building (believe me, her world-building are super-awesome!!) in the next book. Among the boys, I think I liked Beckett the most, he’s the nerdy and shy guy. But the others came off as too dominant, especially Dane. Anyway, I most definitely loved the action sequences of this book.
Overall, The Lost Savior was a good read but not my cup of tea. I think people who enjoy reverse harem would absolutely love this book but it was the main reason I couldn’t connect with the characters much. The pacing was even and the writing flowed smoothly. For now, I am not sure if I want to give the next book a try or not. 😦
Yes (if you enjoy reverse harem or don’t mind it.)
So guys, what do you think about this book? Do you want to give this one a try? Have you read any book by this author?