Series: Origin #3
Published by Self Publish on 2017-09-12
Length: 223 pages
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Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge
The bestselling, pulse-pounding Origin series returns with Torment, an electrifying new tale that dives into the underbelly of New City. In the ravaged future when goodwill is vital, trickery and vice lurk in the darkest corners.
Megan Marshall is well acquainted with torment. Her father’s sick ‘experiments’ on his only daughter wrecked any sense of normalcy she ever dreamt of. Her life is one trial after another to stay ahead of him—and his mind games.
Enter Rune Mason…
He’s a wicked, playful beast. But don’t judge him. He enjoys his carnal pleasures and bloody battles, with equal delight. The day he meets the sassy Megan Marshall, he knows his world’s screwed—in the best way.
He wants her. He’ll do anything to have her.
Including taking on her father whose never been beaten at his own games.
Rune has always loved a challenge.
Megan has too. She won’t be won over that easily.
Megan Marshall is first introduced in Poppy’s story. She’s on the run from her father and his criminal activity. She spent her life under his thumb and would rather die than go back to him. After being dragged into something she doesn’t understand (you know the zombie things the Master is controlling), she hopes to never see Poppy and her friends again…and then they show up at the dive bar she works in. Megan is probably my favorite character in the series. She’s blunt and to the point. If she doesn’t like you, she’ll say so. If she wants to jump your bones, you’ll know that too. But she’s a runner. She’s lived her life that way and that’s a hard thing to change.
Rune Mason is one of the corporate giants in this new dystopian world of the future and Godric’s friend. Of all the guys so far, he’s the one I’ve wanted a story about. He’s a playboy, but he doesn’t try to hide that fact. When he meets Megan the first time, something in him shifts and it scares him as much as it excites him. Personally the thought of this character wanting me would scare me to death, but Megan is up for the challenge.
While each book in this series has revolved around the Master and his plan for the group, this one revolves more around Megan, Rune, and her father. Rune is determined to protect Megan and make her happy, something she’s been sorely lacking in her life. I loved the continued world-building as the author continued to drop more and more information about the culture they live in and their shared history.
Overall I really enjoyed this book. It’s only downfall was I felt that the characters were not as fleshed out as they could have been. As much as I enjoy Megan and Rune, I had a hard time connecting with either one of them. They just fell flat on the pages. However I did enjoy how the author continued to build upon the overall series plot. I’m excited to see what the Master has planned and who the Master is. If you enjoy the series or enjoy paranormal romance, I highly recommend you read this book.