Thursday, August 6, 2020

Review: Roaring by Lindsey Duga with Giveaway!

by Lindsey Duga
YA Fantasy
 August 3rd 2020
Entangled Teen

Colt Clemmons is an agent in a specialized division within the Bureau of Investigation—one that hunts down not just mobsters, but also monsters.

For reasons that are kept top secret, Colt is the only person who can resist a siren's voice. But he's never had a chance to test this ability. The last siren left in the world mysteriously disappeared years ago.

Then one night, with a single word, she reveals herself. It seems too good to be true.

And it is. Because nothing about this siren—her past, her powers, or her purpose—is what it seems...

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Set in 1929, this tale dives into a rich, historical world while harmonizing with an exciting mix of monsters, mobsters and a dash of romance.
Colt is a a junior agent, who not only hunts mobsters but monsters as well. But then, he has a special ability; sirens don't effect him. Considering a siren hasn't been spotted in many years, this seems like a useless talent. Eris works as a singer at speakeasy, having no clue that she is a siren. When Colt is assigned the task of bringing her in, both are drawn into an unexpected web of secrets concerning Eris' past.
I really enjoyed the world building in this one. The author did a wonderful job at allowing the time period to come to life, making sure that even the details slide right in. The world of mobsters, agents, and crime is already exciting. So, when the crime rings are involved with the smuggling of mystical creatures and experimenting on DNA, things take a unique and exciting twist.
There are quite a few action scenes, which keep the story rolling along at a nice pace. There were a few moments in which I glided over a paragraph or two, but this by no means had me wanting to put the book down, either. The twists and turns were unexpected and swung surprisingly well into the entire historical setting. It was quite fun to read.
The romance works but wasn't quite what I'd hoped for. The struggle between an agent and his target falling in love should offer a delicious back and forth with lots of tension and tons of room for flip-flopping emotions. But this romance, while having some of that, didn't quite pack as much as I'd hoped. Still, it was sweet and pulled through.
All in all, this is a nice read to get lost in and holds several unique twists, which made it an intriguing read. Fans of historical settings, mobsters and enemies-to-friends romances will enjoy this one.

And here she is...

Lindsey Duga developed a deep love for courageous heroes, dastardly villains, and enchanting worlds from the cartoon shows, books, and graphic novels she read as a kid. Drawing inspiration from these fantastical works of fiction, she wrote her first novel in college while she was getting her bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University. By day, Lindsey is an account manager at a digital marketing agency based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. By night, and the wee hours of the morning, she writes both middle grade and young adult. She has a weakness for magic, anything classical, all kinds of mythology, and falls in love with tragic heroes. Other than writing and cuddling with her morkie puppy, Delphi, Lindsey loves catching up on the latest superhero TV show, practicing yoga, and listening (and belting) to her favorite music artists and show tunes. KISS OF THE ROYAL is her YA debut novel. 
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1 comment:

Mary Preston said...

The cover is most intriguing.