Review: The Matriarch By Sloane Howell

The Matriarch

 

The Matriarch
Author: Sloane Howell
Genre: Romance, Superhero
Release Date: January 16th, 2016
Published By: CreateSpace Publishing
IBSN:9781522782582

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Betrayal is easy, sex is a weapon, and information is power. Maggie Madison sits in the lofty towers of her city during the day, but at night she lurks the seedy underbelly, looking to snare the man who stole her innocence. Her simple quest becomes complicated when she meets a man who is as light as she is dark, as straightforward as she is deceptive. When a villain rises and sets her world alight, she must weigh her need for revenge against the good of the city she vowed to protect.

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This is the first part of a trilogy so as expected it does end in a very large cliff hanger. Next I want to restate the warning that is in the about this book section on the Kindle. Those with triggers should read carefully because early in the book there are multiple occasions where rape of underage individuals is alluded to. Next I want to note that I had a very hard time reading this book and if not reading it to review as a request I likely would not have finished it.

I went into it looking forward to the Anti-heroine romance aspect of things. Unfortunately as I read I found the author focused more on random acts of violence rather than the plot. This is not to say that the plot was not developed or moving but more that there were times when actions took place that seemed out of character for the individual, forced, and unexplained. In most action scenes instead of describing detailed scenes the author often would skim what happened in the scene and then go  into heavy detail on the gruesome details of how one or two individuals were killed. I felt that the romance in the book was forced and underdeveloped and almost put in as an after thought rather than a driving force behind the plot.

Ultimately this book was not for me and if asked I would recommend this book to someone else my honest answer would be maybe, if they enjoyed house of a thousand corpses.

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