Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dark Alpha's Claim by Donna Grant ~ Review

Dark Alpha's Claim is the first in an exclusive new series from New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!

There is no escaping a Reaper. I am an elite assassin, part of a brotherhood that only answers to Death. And when Death says your time is up, I am coming for you...

My whole existence is based on taking what Death wants. Born to eliminate Fae guilty of unforgivable crimes, my reckless, wild nature makes me the perfect assassin to carry out Death's bidding. I've seen more sinister and violent dealings than anyone could ever imagine. But it was the sight of her face that stopped me cold. I've never wanted a woman-never mind a human-so badly; never felt my heart, hardened by death, burn brighter and hotter until it burst into flames. She is everything I desire. The kind of woman that compels you to stake your claim on her, to let the world know that she's yours. A Reaper saving her life will only attract danger, but I vow to protect her at all costs from the Fae that hunt her, and keep safe the woman who has claimed me, body and soul.

Um...I'm confused about a great many things.  Let's start with the title, shall we??? What the actual heck does it have to do with anything in the story I just read??  I mean I was confused by the title a lot when I first realized that this book/series was a spin off of the Dark Kings series...MINUS the dragons, of course.  But you see, Alphas are usually ALPHAS.  No alphas in this book.  None.  IF I try really hard to find a meaning here, I MIGHT be able to place this dark alpha on the evil enemy in this book BUT he makes no claim.  So, alas, I am confused.  I stayed confused for the whole book.  And I wasn't happy about it.

Next, I'm really wondering if the same author wrote this book as the Dark Kings series.  I mean the style is so different.  There is so much summary in this book.  Scenes just happen in a paragraph and I was left wondering was that a battle?  He just took out 5 Fae but it happened in a sentence as a summary?  Really?  I mean it doesn't happen that way in the Dark Kings books AT ALL.  If it was the same author, really, then she was in a hurry or was she trying to mash this into a novella size book never doing the story justice.  Just sayin'.

Next, instalove.  Okay, I'm usually good with instalove BUT there needs to be a reason, you know.  It doesn't just happen.  Usually in a paranormal book there is a reason for such things.  Fate.  OR SOMETHING but no reason is not okay.  I don't like it.  I don't get it.  I wanted more development of their relationship.  They kissed like the second time they even saw each other and the first time was like a bump into you kinda of meeting.  AND the reaper had just killed a bunch of Fae for her...quickly in a summary fashion but STILL.  That would kinda ruin any kissing mood, don't you think?  I did.

So one wonders WHY I finished this book and WHY I gave it even 2 stars and WHY I intent to read the next one in the series.  Yeah, about's just the Dark Kings series is so good.  And there is a cross over between the two.  The reapers appear in the Dark Kings books though there were no Dragons in this series but there is some bits and pieces of information.  Things I want to know and understand for the Dark Kings series.  Besides, a girl can hope, can't she?  Hope this series will get better?  Besides the very quiet Own seems to be the focus of the next book and he has my interest.  AND the bad guy needs to be taken out and I wouldn't mind seeing that happen on the pages of a book.  

If you're not a Dark Kings junkie like me, you probably aren't interested in this one at all.  Looks somewhere else for a good paranormal read.  Maybe read the Dark Kings.


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