Tangled Fates is the second book in Denise Young’s Tangled Magic Series and a solid 4 star read, in my opinion. I did not read book one in the series (Tangled Roots) and while I was able to enjoy this book without having read it, I wish i had read the series in order. I am someone that loves witches and other paranormal elements and I was really drawn to the synopsis for Tangled Fates, even though my usual genre is more of the psychological thriller type. I am really happy I branched out, this book was a quick read with great characters that you feel as though you know personally. I really enjoyed how the author alternated perspective throughout the storytelling. Overall, this was a really fun, engaging read. It won’t be the last I read of Denise Young.
Captivity (Captivity Book 1) by Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk
5 out of 5 stars
Captivity is the first book in the captivity series written by Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk and it’s the first book that I have read by these authors. This is a Paranormal Romance with a twist where shifters are captive in the future and what will they risk to break free?
This is a story about lost love and new beginnings Lorelei, a siren, and she has spent the last three years searching for the man she loved after he was abducted in front of her. After he was abducted she went back to work for the PLA (Phoenix Location Agency) in hopes she would find her lost love. She takes a bounty for an escaped phoenix thinking it would be a quick job but she soon finds out it’s her lost love.
Aiden has no memory of the sultry siren who insists they were once in love. Rising from the ashes comes with a price— he’s a new person, with no memories of his former lives. After years of being kept in bird form to harvest his healing phoenix tears, Aiden is not the man Lorelei knew
When they both are taken in by the Magical Creature Underground, does reconciliation seems possible? Can Aiden and Lorelei reclaim their stolen past before the clock runs out? But there is a big twist and a big cliff hanger.
I highly recommend this book…
New authors for me and I thought this book a was a good start for the series. This is a paranormal romance that was original and it kept me interested page after page. I thought the main characters were great and I felt for them when they were in trying situations. Aiden is a Phoenix shifter that has been held captive for a LONG TIME.. He’s finally got the chance to escape and runs as fast as he can to get away from his captives. Lorelei has been working undercover searching for Aiden and has been looking for him for years. When she finally catches up with him, he doesn’t recognize her as someone from his past and she has no clue how to proceed. Does she stay and help the people who have been helping him after he escaped or does she return to a job she isn’t sure about?
I am looking forward to reading more of this series because this one did end in a cliffhanger and I have so many questions I want to get answered! I would recommend this to a friend that like PNR!
Captivity: Captivity Book 1 by Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk is a short paranormal novella. I was not sure exactly what to expect when I picked this up but I was not disappointed. This is a fast read and left me wanting more. The end is a bit abrupt but hopefully all will be answered in the next book in the series. I liked the characters and the world building. Also, the story was unique and was not a cookie cutter story. I was left at times wondering where everything was going. I will be looking forward to the next story in the series and reading more from these authors in the future.
Review by @sherimichelle1
Captivity is a brilliant fantasy read that held me captive until the very end. Sarah Biglow & Molly Zenk are new authors but after reading this I cant wait to read more by them, and what else they bring this series!
This was a quick read, but a read that was packed full of fantasy, action, adventure and suspense. It is a fast-paced read that leaves you wanting more with the anticipation of a terrific cliffhanger ending! Even though this read was quick it did flow and I loved that we get the characters POV’s throughout as it gives us a better understanding of them and their journey. These authors writing styles definitely draw you into this read and hooks you until you have completed it in one sitting, but with it comes a waiting game to find out what more is to come!
I’m so glad I got to experience this book, and I can’t wait to see where the rest will take us, but until then, don’t miss this read!
Reviewed By @tillytillzz
I give Captivity: A Paranormal Romance Novella by Molly Zenk & Sarah Biglow, 4 stars.
Aiden is a phoenix that has been held in captivity in bird form for so long that he can barely remember his human side. When he finally gets the chance to flee, he does. He runs into people that say they will help and protect him. And then there’s Lorelei.
Lorelei fell in love with a phoenix 3 years ago before he was taken from her. Since then, she has taken a job as a hunter, hoping to find him again. When she comes across a job that sounds like him, she jumps at it. She finally catches up with him, but he has no memory of her whatsoever. What is she to do now? The people Aiden is with do not trust her, all except the one who has feelings for Lorelei. Is she just chasing a dream with Aiden, or should she continue? Does she go back to her job or give it up to help these who are fighting for the right cause?
I enjoyed this book. It is not very long, but there is quite bit going on. There is romance as well as action. The story is unique to me, as well as the world the author has created. I cannot wait to read more in future books. The characters are interesting too. Each one other them is unique and multifaceted. Some of the secondary characters peeked my interest and I would love to learn more about them too in the future.
If you enjoy paranormal romance that features multiple types of creatures, this book is for you.
Review by @erinwolf79
With Lorelei being a bounty hunter and Aiden having a huge chunk of his memory missing, it was very easy to get invested in this story. I can’t think of another one I’ve read where one of the characters was a phoenix so it was nice to get a little bit of variety in a genre that is pretty repetitive at times. The fact that when Aiden is reborn he loses his past memories was a very interesting concept to me and I immediately started thinking about how one would combat such a situation and what instances you could come up against that would put that in jeopardy. It reminded me a bit of one of my favorite books where every twelve years, everyone forgets everything. They write in books but books are easily destroyed with fire so that wouldn’t really be a good option for Aiden. As I’ve said before, I love any book that really gets me thinking so I’m sure I will read this one again and again.
Captivity (Captivity Book 1) By Sarah Biglow & Molly Zenk
I love finding new authors and books. This was just such a great read. I found that the plot and characters were very addicting. I was glued from the first chapter and couldn’t put the book down. I must confess that this is the case most times as I love to read but I really love shifter and paranormal books.
Aiden and Lorelei have such a chemistry that it adds to the story. I like how the authors unfold the drama around them and that the story wasn’t predictable. I like how the authors use the lore around Phoenix and that along with the drama makes for a very addictive read. I will definitely be reading more of this series and these authors in the future.
Reviewed By :@caraleeloonat
Captivity: A Paranormal Romance Novella (Captivity Book 1) by Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk
This was an intriguing story with an original twist to it. It is set in a time where supernaturals are kept as pets in gilded cages. Aiden manages to escape and flies away. He was kept in his phoenix form for so long that when he changes into his human form, he is confused. The Magical Creature Underground brings him in and tries to help him. Lorelei works for the Phoenix Location Agency. She was hired to find Aiden and return him to his master. She manages to enter the Magical Creature Underground’s compound and realizes that Aiden is her lost love. When a phoenix rises again, they have no memory of their former lives. Aiden doesn’t remember Lorelei. Will she finish her job and return Aiden or can they rekindle the love they once had?
Interesting alliances are formed with surprising plot twists. Captivity will pull you in from the start and keep you wondering what will happen next. This is a quick, light read filled with action, surprises and a variety of fascinating characters. It is a delightful story that I’m so happy I read.
3 ½ Stars
Captivity is the first book in the Captivity series by Molly Zenk and Sarah Biglow. It is a novella length paranormal romance and is a quick and easy read. The premise intrigued me right away, and I couldn’t wait to find out all about the interesting characters we would meet along the way.
I liked the story, but I think it suffered a little by not being longer. The story felt a bit rushed in places, and I felt like we were getting the abbreviated version, like something was missing. I had questions that I think more background information and building more backstory would have helped answer. Also, even though they were really intriguing, I had a hard time connecting with the characters, even though I really wanted to- I mean A Siren and a Phoenix, original and cool- right? But I think my lack of connection was due to not ‘getting to know them’ enough. Don’t get me wrong, this story is enjoyable, but I feel it could have been even better if it had just a little extra development.
I am intrigued by the story and want to know what happens, especially since we end on a cliffhanger- so I will definitely have to read the next book to discover how things play out.
Thank you, Ms. Zenk and Ms. Biglow!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
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