BREATHE (Episode 1 of The Devastation Series)BREATHE by Kelley Harvey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this story and will definitely be reading the next one. In fact, the longer I read, the more addicted I became.

The writing style is unique in a way that had me initially analyzing every sentence and paragraph, but I will confess that as I writer, I sometimes do that. I always wanted to keep reading forward, but I probably read about 10-15% before I let all the overthinking fall away and just buried myself in the story. If I hadn’t started it after midnight, I would have read it straight through, but instead it took 2 sittings.

There’s a lot of voice, and the style is almost sparse but still vivid and emotional. The characters are adorable in a badass sort of way that I find very charming and lovable, and there’s a ton of chemistry. It’s labeled as Sci-Fi Romance, but it’s not a techie sort of Sci-i. At least, this first episode isn’t. People who like Urban Fantasy would get into this. It’s not set in a city, but it has all the other elements that contribute to a good urban fantasy.

I’m not going to comment on the storyline, because I hate spoilers (and you can pull up a summary or book blurb from Goodreads). It does end on a cliffhanger, but for people who get stressed about that, no worries. The 2nd book is already out, and I hear the 3rd will be soon. It’s shorter than other novels in this genre, but I kind of liked that.

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