Book Title: INIQUITY Series: The Ascent #1 Author: Melody Winter
#Paranormal #DarkFantasy #ParanormalRomance
Athena Harrow is about to turn twenty-one, but there will be no celebration. What is there to celebrate when the world is ruled by demons?
She hates the darkness the demons brought with them and longs for the light to return to the world—a world she only vaguely remembers. The people in her forest village blindly accept the life the demons forced upon them, even tolerating the yearly ascension ceremony where all the girls who have turned twenty-one are either sent away to serve the Master Demon or left in the village and forced to procreate.
But Paymon, the assigned village demon, selects a different role for Athena, a role that pits her against the village. While she adapts to her new life, Erebus, a younger, more powerful demon, arrives, and Athena must play a dangerous game with his emotions in return for information about the demon’s reign of darkness.
As Athena’s dreams of restoring the light begin to fade, her life with Erebus takes an unexpected turn, and this time it’s her life being put to the test.
Set in the forest around Buttercrambe in North Yorkshire, England, INIQUITY explores the frightening, darker side of romance and the uncontrolled emotions it can unleash.
I was kindly provided with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely freaking loved it!!! 5 stars from me baby.I should have read this book sooner, it's amazing!! Well thought out, gripping and totally different to anything I have read previously. It was not what I expected at all. I thought I was going to get a run of the mill, old worldy fantasy but what Melody Winter gave us was a unique, gritty dystopian fantasy set way into the future where Demons rule the world under the cover of constant darkness.
It was so exciting, fraught with danger and drama, I couldn't put it down. Melody Winter skillfully created a whole new world that felt so real. With her words she has crafted a highly addictive, fast paced read that gripped both my imagination and my heart!
Iniquity is a highly imaginative story that will hook you and pull you in, refusing to let you go. If you haven't read this story, what on earth are you waiting for? You are seriously missing out.
Melody Winter Biography
Growing up, Melody Winter showed a natural ability in art, a head for maths, and a tendency to write far too long English essays. Difficult to place in the world when she graduated, she pursued a career in teaching, but eventually ended up working in finance. Melody is convinced that the methodical time she spends working with numbers fuels her desire to drift into dream worlds and write about the illusory characters in her head.
Melody lives in North Yorkshire, England, with her husband and two teenage sons. When not dealing with football, rugby, and a whole plethora of ‘boy’ activities, she will be found scribbling notes for her stories, or listening to 80’s music on her IPod.
Melody has a tendency to fall head-over-heels in love with her main characters, even when they frustrate her and refuse to act the way she wants them to. She is a romance writer at heart and loves reading and writing about anything mythological or magical, as well as exploring the gritty side of love affairs and the complexities of being in love.