Wednesday, May 13, 2015

review: The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

My rating:  3/5

Call of Crows #1

DRC provided by NetGalley for an honest review

Published: Published March 31st 2015 by Kensington

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Summary –


Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn’t for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die.

In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig “Vig” Rundstrom has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her life—but she might not like it. Signing up with the Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling, gossiping, squabbling, party-hearty women. With wings. So not the Marines.

But Vig can’t give up on someone as special as Kera. With a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A., survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera’s discipline, Vig’s loyalty… and the Crows’ sheer love of battle. Boy, are they in trouble. (Thanks to for the summary)

My Thoughts –

I enjoyed The Unleashing.  It’s the first book in the Call of Crows series and did not disappoint.  I did think the book started out a bit off, but shortly after came together nicely.  You really have to pay attention because with all of the characters and things going on, it might be easy to get a bit lost.  I wanted to read this because of the unique subject and because I loved the Pride and Pack series by Laurenston.

Kera is not a follower, which doesn’t make her a good crow.  She questions everything and needs to be moving all the time, also not good crow traits.  I like her most of the time.  She’s a bit stubborn, but she kicks ass and keeps on going.  Vig is awesome.  He’s the badass that no one wants to piss off.  He has a soft spot for Kera, which is so unlike him.  He’s the best.  Together, at first glance, they don’t seem to make sense, but they really do.  They work so well together.  I love it.

The other crows are wicked funny.  How do you learn to fly?  Push her ut the window of course.  Just great :)

I enjoyed the world created here.  There had to be a lot of building on this first book, so I am looking forward to reading more – for sure.


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