REVIEW: Kindred of the Fallen by Isis Rushdan


Isis Rushdan. Samhain Publishing. January 8th 2013

A perfect firestorm of desire could save their people…or cost them their lives.

Kindred Chronicles, Book 1

Serenity’s soul-reading ability lets her easily create custom tattoos. Everything else in her life is a struggle, from trying to make it work with her best friend, Evan, to nightmares and visions that make her question her sanity.

Then she meets a man who sharpens her craving for something more, but her commitment to Evan means nothing beyond sparks can exist between them.

Cyrus has been watching Serenity, preparing to claim her as his Blessed mate—the other half of a split soul that, once reunited, is his only chance to break the curse that plagues his people.

One moment, Serenity is confronted by armed militants firing questions she cannot answer. The next, she is safe in Cyrus’s arms, reveling in his burning kiss…and learning she isn’t even human. She is Kindred, blessed with preternatural powers, cursed to suffer the twin horrors of the blood rage and the dark veil.

Their union is the greatest hope for redemption in a thousand years, but not all Kindred want to be saved. A dark secret could snuff out their lives before love has a chance to unite them…and redeem the Kindred for all time.

Product Warnings
Contains a headstrong, soul-reading tattoo artist, a sexy alpha hero who knows how to get what he wants, adrenaline-packed action, and explosive sex that literally shatters bulletproof glass.


Reading this book was such an interesting experience. Imagine getting yourself thrown in a world where the continuity of a whole race was suddenly on your shoulder. Where you found that you were not even human and suddenly every name you learned sounded either Egyptian or Greek. Well that’s exactly what happened to Serenity.

Oh wait, she also found her “soulmate”. Well, while things might sound cliche to you guys, the settings were actually fresh and new to me. I quite enjoyed having learned a new PNR setting beyond your typical vampire and werewolf. Those who find PNR getting more and more repetitive with the ridiculous influx of vampires and werewolves, look no further! Kindreds are the new thing. They are blue, they have impenetrable skins and they can fly!

No really.

As a fan of ancient gods mythologies, I had fun reading this. And although some terms, hierarchies and such still confused me at some parts, I have high hope for liking the book universe as a series and whole. I wish the battle scenes had a little more flow though. They feel very clunky, awkward and not engaging at all.

Sadly, I didn’t really care for the MCs as much as I wanted to. Cyrus and Serenity? They were okay. Instead, I adored Cassian and Abaddon a whole lot more! I want to know more about Abaddon, a sequel about him, please?

For now, I’m intrigued. I look forward for the next installment 😀

I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.




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