Monday, August 11, 2014

Book Review - Healed by Becca Vincenza

Title: Healed (Rebirth Series, #2)
Author: Becca Vincenza

Genre: New Adult, Paranormal romance
(some mature situations)
Release Date: August 11, 2014 (first publication, May 2014)

I get to continue the Rebirth Series with a review of HEALED (book two) by Becca Vinzcenza.

Healed is book two in the Rebirth series and I thought it was a great sequel to Damaged. I recommend reading Damaged prior to Healed because it provides key information about the characters, the paranormal world and the paranormal problems that could help to clarify any confusing details.

Elijah was sent on a mission at the end of Damaged to bring a girl back to the York Clan. Since Elijah is a wraith, many people fear his presence. His cold, flat, expressionless demeanor sets him up to always be the bad guy and that is no exception when he goes off to get Valentine.

Valentine lives with her best friend, Amani (Ami), and Ami is more familiar with the paranormal world. Valentine grew up not knowing her family or her paranormal heritage and Ami’s family kept all paranormal information on a need-to-know basis. Valentine does know that she is able to heal animals and people but doesn't know why.

When Elijah comes to get Valentine, Ami recognizes him as being one of the bad guys and immediately does everything in her power to get both her and Valentine away from the wraith. The result is that Ami gets kidnapped and Valentine is left alone to fend for herself… even if that means she must side with Elijah to help get her friend back.

Elijah and Valentine’s story was engaging and I loved watching the romance blossom. Elijah could have been less possessive but this could be a trait of the paranormal men in this world. At least he wasn’t as possessive as Stone (yes, Stone made an appearance in this book and he still had a tight hold on Audrey). The author has created a fun and unique world that can host many more books based on all the paranormal characters.

Something that bothered me: both Valentine and Audrey have the same lip biting quirk.

I read an ARC copy of the story last week so mine was an unedited version. There were some grammatical errors, a few plot holes, confusing sentences and repeated paragraphs that I believe will be fixed by the book’s release date.  

The appendix is given at the end of the book (like in Damaged), so if you need a refresher on the paranormal creatures, refer to that first prior to reading the story.

I give this book 4.5 paws.
I can’t wait to read more books in this series!

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