Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Redemptive is LIVE!!!!!





It's said that your life flashes before your eyes when you die. 
It must only happen to those whose lives were worthy.
Clearly, mine was not.

The only thing that happened to me was a repeat of what I thought was my death. 
The blast of the gun as it went off.
The loss of my breath as two hundred pounds of dead weight dropped on top of me.
And then darkness.
This replayed over and over.

When the guy squatted down next to me and asked if I was hurt, the only thing I could see, feel, 
hear, were those few seconds.
Even now, as I sat in the back of a blacked out van—it was the only thing that ran through my mind.
Gunshot, breath, darkness.



6 I CAN’T CATCH MY BREATH STARS!!!! WTH just happened here??? I NEED MORE!!!!

“It’s said that your life flashes before your eyes when you die. It must only happen to those whose lives were worthy. Clearly, mine was not.”

Before I even begin to process my review here you need to take note, if you have not yet read Combative, you MUST, before you begin Redemptive! These books are NOT standalones and you will be 100% lost if you attempt to read them out of order!

Before I even attempted to begin Redemptive, I went back and did a complete re-read of Combative, and I’m extremely happy that I did. When I began Redemptive though, I was a bit confused for the first few pages, as I didn’t understand why we were beginning where we were… The massive cliff-hanger that ended Combative meant that we were due some answers right??? WRONG!!! Never under estimate the brilliantly devious mind of Jay McLean. She does things her own way and the minute you begin to think you know where she is headed with her stories, she flips it over and goes in the different direction. The path that this story follows is honestly one that I had never even considered. This is why in the beginning I was a bit confused, but that being said once I sunk into this book I could not put it down. This isn’t unusual for me, I tend to be consumed by an amazing story but when I pick up one of Jay’s books it’s truly 10 times worse.

“I guess some things are greater than the fears we hold on to.”

I’m not going to go into detail about the storyline or the characters in this review, simply because this book needs to be read without having any pre-conceived notions. Therefore this review will be 100% spoiler free. 

“He owed me nothing. And I owed him my life.”

Jay McLean has been one of my favorite authors for what seems like forever now. I read More than This shortly after it released and I have read everything that she has published since. She is an auto click author for me simply because she never fails to deliver. Every book that she writes is pure magic. I open the pages and lose myself in the worlds she creates and the characters she brings to life. Combative and Redemptive are very different from the previous books that she has written, but that in no way makes them any less amazing. This series is a bit darker and each book gets more intense. Redemptive kept me guessing the whole way through; that being said when I reached the end I was positive I was missing pages. I mean she couldn’t possibly leave us all hanging like that again!!!! Could she??? OH YES SHE DID!!!! I wanted to launch my kindle across the room!!!! MASSSIVE CLIFFY LADIES!!!! I thought that this book would give me answers to all of the questions that I had when I finished Combative and that was my mistake, Redemptive does provide some answers but I found that when I was finished I had even more questions than I began with. *SIGH*

Jay McLean continues to prove time and time again that she is a master storyteller and with this book I found myself once again totally absorbed in the story and enamoured with the characters, even the ones that I hated in the previous book. My emotions ran completely amuck the further I read, and I found myself questioning everything. The web that has now been spun is intriguing to the point that you are unable to break away. I devoured it, I’m actually tempted to go back and read it all over again, and I just finished it. There will be a third book, that is confirmed and I could not be happier, because at this point I just need MORE! Jay McLean has once again done what seems impossible, she outdid herself… again! Each book that she writes is better than the last and up until today I would have sworn that she could not possibly top More than Enough but she did. Redemptive is, in my opinion the best piece of writing that she has ever created. I am so incredibly conflicted about so many things after reading Redemptive, but there is no question that it is a stellar piece of writing. Anything that evokes the types of feelings and thoughts that I had while I was reading, needs to commended. *STANDING OVATION OVER HERE* 

I cannot wait to get my hands on book 3, and I pray that the release date is set soon; I cannot possibly wait another year. I NEED MORE AND I NEED IT NOW!!!!! Readers beware, this ride is about to get even wilder than you could have ever imagined.

“I inhaled her cries and let them consume me, I tasted her tears and let them destroy me, I gave in to her pleas and let them control me, and then she did the same with me.”
Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.


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