Thursday, March 12, 2015

Review: Claimed by Sarah Fine

Title: Claimed
Author: Sarah Fine
Series: Book Two in the Servants of Fate Series
Published By: 47North (March 24, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
Galena Margolis, a brilliant scientist with a tragic past, is determined to fulfill her destiny and develop the vaccine that could save millions. Yet when Galena’s test subjects meet with foul play, it’s clear that someone is still determined to stop her, and that Galena herself is a target. As the Ferry empire forges a plan to keep her safe, Declan Ferry, the politics-hating black sheep of the family, steps forward to protect her—but the emotional cost may be more than either of them is willing to pay.

As unknown enemies close in, it becomes terrifyingly clear that they threaten to destroy not only Galena’s lifesaving work but also the very fabric of fate. As Galena and Declan race to uncover the traitor, they also forge a special bond that could save both Galena and those she’s sworn to help. Torn apart by the past and hunted by those she trusted, can Galena find room amidst her fears for a passion that could make her stronger than ever? And even if she and Declan can find their way together, will it be enough to keep the future from coming apart at the seams? 







Like all of Ms. Fine's work, I adored Marked, she never ceases to amaze me with the intricate beautiful and dark worlds that she creates. Worlds so tangible they become real.

Having fallen in love with both Dec and Galena from book one, I was eager to learn more about them, especially about Galena and her past. I knew it would be a horrible story, heartbreaking even, but I couldn't wait to delve inside her genius mind and even more so in the quieter sexy mind of Dec.

Knowing that I would get glimpses of Eli, Cacy, Trevor, Moros, and several others from the first book, was just icing on the already temptingly delicious cake.

This was every thing I knew and was hoping it would be.

I adore this series. There is just something...magical about it.

IT was every bit as horrifying and wonderful to delve deeper into Galena's past as I thought it would be. And Dec was every bit as delicious and swoon worthy as I knew he would be from the first book.

The glimpses of Cacy and Eli were perfect and I loved their roles in this. Where their relationship was headed and there interactions and part in this series. I still love them every bit as much as I did in the first  book.

Once again the level of hotness and sexual tension was the perfect blend of imagination and description and every bit as wonderful as its predecessor. 

The danger is greater and the stakes have risen and with all that happened between Dec and Galena, the twists, the chaos, and the level of seriousness has risen. People aren't always who they seem to be and anyone is fair game. 

I am so very excited about where this series is headed. I want to know more about Moros and the fates and even about the ice queen herself. I really hope the next book is hers because I would love to go deeper inside her icy facade. 

Ms. Fine is doing an amazing job at keeping this series imaginative, from the world she created right down to the characters that live in it. With just the right amount of action, romance and heat that is undeniably hard to resist. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

40 comments:

  1. Sarah Fine has got to be one of the most consistent authors out there when it comes to her works. I don't think I know anyone who has been disappointed with any of her books. I have 1/3 read Sanctum, and will finish that series first, then proceed to Marked and then Claimed! :D

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. I am so excited you are trying her Faye and you are totally right, she is pretty fabulous no matter what she writes!

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  2. I haven't actually read book one, but I did read many glowing reviews for this one - just recently. So I'll have to read book one first. On another note, the cover for this is simply fantastic!

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    1. The first one is as well, I really do hope you try this series and if not then one of her others.

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  3. I for some reason thought this was book one! Now I need to get Marked asap. This series sounds awesome, and I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying it. I loved her Guards of the Shadowlands series and her book with Walter Jury. I'm sure I'm going to love this too!

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    1. You will definitely love this Lauren!

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  4. Ahhhh! I can't wait to read this Ali! I loved Dec and Galena in book one, and I'm definitely looking forward to the two of them together:) Must go pre-order this now!

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    1. You are going to love them together Jenny!

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  5. SQUEE! I'm so glad you loved this as much as I did! Sarah is a QUEEN I tell you! I honestly can't wait for the next book. I loved Galena and Dec, but I think Moros and Aislynn will be my favorites.
    Wonderful review, Ali!

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    1. I have a felling they might be as well!

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  6. Wow Ali, great review. And this is right up my alley. I'm not sure about the cover though.How does it reflect the novel?

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    1. It does and I can't tell you why or it would give too much away about the first book. ;)

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  7. I am enjoying this series as well. It isn't as dark as Sanctum, and I love all the mythology. Sarah is just awesome.

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    1. It isn't but it does have spice where Sanctum didn't!

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  8. I love your enthousiasm for this one! Now I'm so curious as well! It's great when a sequel is that good. thanks for the review!

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    1. Oh gosh, you need to try this Deliah!

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  9. Aw glad it was everything you hoped! That's quite the curious cover on it.

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    1. It is but it makes sense if you have read book one. :)

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  10. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm reading books 1 & 2 back to back next week. Excited!!

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    1. Yay! I can't wait to see what you think about them both.

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  11. That's great you're really loving this series. My library finally has all three of the books in her other series (Sanctum, etc.) so I hope to read those soon.

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    1. Yay! You are going to love them, they are darker but oh so good!!

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  12. Ooo I skimmed Ali because I have this on audio pre-order and have to wait 11 more DAYS!! Gads..it is killing me especially seeing your high rating and excitement!

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    1. Don't worry there weren't any spoilers but you will love this!!

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  13. That's what I forgot! I was going to add one of Fine's books for the challenge. Ugh. Maybe I'll get to it ... maybe.

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  14. Ooooo this one sounds interesting. I like the concept of it <3 I haven't read the first book tho…I sure hope I didn't spoil myself as much uh-oh.
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  15. I'm definitely going to try this series, I've seen awesome reviews on the first one (including yours xD), and I wanna give this a shot for sure.

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  16. I love fantasy series, (it is close to contemporary for my favorite) and I love sara fine, so how did I not know about this one?

    I am so adding this to my wishlist. This was a dangerous trip to your blog today/ ;p

    Great review!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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    1. Ha ha, I feel like that all the time visiting yours. :P

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  17. Oh I can't wait to read this series! I just love Sarah Fine!

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  18. I'm so happy you enjoyed this as much as Marked! I've never read Sarah Fine and your review convinced me I should grab this one up too, Lol! Now, to squeeze it intto the tbr pile. The whole world building has me excited along with the sizzling romance ;)

    Thanks for the great review and adding to my list!!

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    1. I am so happy to see you say that Kim, you are going to love her work!

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  19. I haven't heard of this series before but I love your enthusiasm about it. It does sounds magical.

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    1. You should try it, I bet you would like it. ;)

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  20. Guess it's time to check out book 1! Also, I have to say it. It looks like a Morlock on the cover. Creeeepy

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