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Thursday, July 3, 2014

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Book Review: Swan and The Jackal

 The Swan the Jackal (In the Company of Killers Series Book 3) is superb!

I have enjoyed reading the whole book, even though my emotions went through a roller coaster ride. I can't stress enough how much I love the "In the Company of Killers" series by J.A. Redmerski. I have experienced heartbreak, anger, happiness and shock. I was basically an emotional wreck. If you loved Killing Sarai (my review) and Reviving Izabel (my review), then you better prepare yourselves with this one. I can't believe how time after time the author keeps on creating something unique and amazing.
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Synopsis from Amazon:
"Fredrik Gustavsson never considered the possibility of love, or that anyone could ever understand or accept his dark and bloody lifestyle--until he met Seraphina, a woman as vicious and blood-thirsty as Fredrik himself. They spent two short but unforgettable years together, full of lust and killing and the darkest kind of love that two people can share.

And then Seraphina was gone.

It's been six years since Fredrik's lover and sadistic partner in crime turned his world upside-down. Seraphina went into hiding and has eluded him ever since. Now, he's getting closer to finding her, and an innocent woman named Cassia is the key to drawing Seraphina from the shadows. But Cassia--after sustaining injuries from a fire that Seraphina ignited--suffers from amnesia and can't give Fredrik the information he desperately seeks. Having no other choice, Fredrik has been keeping Cassia locked in his basement as he not only tries to get her to recall her past--because she and Seraphina share it--but also to protect her from Seraphina, who clearly wants her dead.

But Cassia is a light in the darkness that Fredrik never believed existed. After a year subjected to her kindness and compassion, he finds himself struggling with his love for Seraphina, and his growing feelings for Cassia--because he knows that to love one, the other must die.

Will light win out over darkness, or will something more powerful than either further destroy an already tortured soul?"

Fredrik is currently my favorite character from the series. He was like the perfect gentleman in some weird twisted way. Actually, I take that back. He's not the perfect gentleman, but he does have what it takes to be one. I guess you could say he's a gentleman to some women, particularly friends and lovers of his. When I think of Fredrik, I think of Matt Bomer. He has that appeal that draws your attention.

Cassie is this sweet innocent girl who has an amazing voice. I liked Cassie because of how innocent she is without acting too dependent or weak. Fredrik kidnapped her, but she still falls in love with him. Stockholm Syndrome anyone? Like what Fredrik thinks, Cassia is the light. I believe she is. 

I wanted to edit a photo of Seraphina and Fredrik. I felt as if the photo clearly shows their relationship. She is dangerous to him, but he loves her nonetheless and vice versa. I am in love with his love. He is willing to do everything to get Seraphina back, but he is also showing a different kind of love to Cassia. He gets so torn up between the two it breaks my heart.

That is what it is... Heart Breaking. I am torn between Cassia and Seraphina. I want to vote for Cassia, but Seraphina also loves Fredrik very much. It definitely is light vs. dark. The book was simply amazing. I love J.A. Redmerski. I love her because she caught me off guard. I did NOT see the twist at all. I have read and reread the book. I still feel the emotions it gives off every time. Hands down my favorite book of the year. I don't want to give out any spoilers. It was a hell of a book. I'd rather you read and find out for yourself. And the ending? Gosh the ending made me cry.

I want to share this line from the book. "Break my body! Break my will, Fredrik! But don’t break my goddamn heart!" Broke my heart...

As a conclusion, Buy the Book, Go Read it and see what I mean. This is my cup of tea. I love it and I want to read more. There is a book that will come out though called "Seeds of Iniquity" it contains the back story of Fredrik and according to the author, possibly some of the other characters as well. No release day yet, but I'm excited.

5 Stars!


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