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Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.

The Syndicate - Shelena Shorts Since I started posting reviews of the books I read, I’ve found that I’m a lot more critical than I used to be. I used to be able to just sit back and get lost in the story, regardless of the writing or any continuity issues. Now, I notice them and it can be somewhat distracting – even when the story is fantastic.This book was somewhat affected by this curse. It’s not until two-thirds of the way through the book that we even find out what the Syndicate actually is and who/what the Hybrids are. And frankly – I’m still not entirely positive of that story. It seemed to go “Once upon a time there was a creature that infected humans with something that made them change into killers and now we kill them.” The whole thing is really very vague.That being said, I truly enjoyed the story. I’m really hoping it’s the start of a series and not a stand-alone novel. The premise is fairly unique – a family organization that protects humans from the creatures that go bump in the night – but not vampires or werewolves or witches.Vasile, despite the odd name, is the best kind of a hero for a story. He’s very loyal but not to the point of blind obedience. Though he’s trained to kill, it’s only to take down the Hybrids. When his new assignment – to kill a human girl – seems to fly against the face of everything he’s ever been taught, he fights it – unwilling to taint his family’s history. And when he meets his intended victim, sparks fly.Vasi must find out what’s true and what’s a lie – before it’s too late.Enter below to win a copy of The Syndicate – and remember to follow your intuition!