Sunday, September 13, 2015

Review: Forbidden by Cathy Clamp

Ten years have passed since the war that destroyed the Sazi Council and inflicted a horrible "cure" on thousands of Sazi, robbing them of their ability to shapeshift. Luna Lake, isolated in Washington State, started as a refugee camp for Sazi orphans. Now it's a small town and those refugees are young adults, chafing at the limits set by their still-fearful guardians.

There's reason to fear: Sazi children are being kidnapped. Claire, a red wolf shifter, is sent to investigate. Held prisoner by the Snakes during childhood, Claire is distrusted by those who call Luna Lake home.

Before the war, Alek was part of a wolf pack in Chicago. In Luna Lake he was adopted by a parliament of Owls, defying Sazi tradition. The kidnappings are a painful reminder that his little sister disappeared a decade ago.

When Claire and Alek meet, sparks fly—but the desperate race to find the missing children forces them to set aside their mutual attraction and focus on the future of their people.
OMG the Sazi are back. I love this series and this one was no exception. Even though this is part of a series it can be read as a standalone because this is a reboot and happens 10 years after the first books in this series. Claire is an intriguing heroine there is way more to her than meets the eye.  We get bits and pieces of her history in this story. And it sets the stage for the books to come of which I am looking forward to. This story is a shifter book but they aren't like most shifters. When they mate they can have a one sided mating or a double mating. Its completely like normal humans in that they can love someone else but mate someone entirely different. That adds a complexity that I like. Since the war and the "cure" this town has integrated many different shifter types into a single town and now children are missing and no one seems concerned. When Claire goes to investigate she meets Alek and though he aware that something is going on in the town he cannot pin it down. As Claire and Alek works through finding the kids and figuring out what's going on with the town with some outside help they also have to deal with Alek mating Claire and her not mating him in return. But Alek is a great hero not perfect mind you but he really steps up and does what needs to be done. almost to  point of  losing his life. They finally resolve the issues in the town and this book ends with a happy for now. So I am impatiently waiting for the next book.
I was given this book by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review and I give it a 4 star review.

If you've not read the first books in this series you can pick them up at Amazon. Here's the links to the first one and the first one in the reboot.


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