The Scarlet Thread: Fated Destruction Book 1


Name: The Scarlet Thread

Author: D. S. Murphy

Published: February 29, 2016 by Urban Epics

Purchased: November 2, 2016 free then, $0.99 on Kindle now. Voluntarily read and reviewed at the request of the author.


Blurb: My name Kaidance Monroe, and sometimes when I touch people, I see how they die. After I saw my little brother’s death but failed to stop it, my parents abandoned me to a juvenile detention facility. I don’t let people touch me anymore. Not my fingertips, not my skin, not my heart. I make my own clothes by stitching together the donations we get; usually a bunch of crap that fits like a parachute. My sweater is a patchwork of different shades of inky, dark squares. I make plain gray skirts that hang to my knees, with cute or funny T-shirts sewed in. They clash ironically with my unsmiling face. My Allstar high-tops are black and frayed, like my soul.

I also wear a chunk of brightly colored legos around my neck. My little brother was working on it the day he died. The day I failed to save him. It’s unfinished, so I’ll never know what it was meant to be. Most days, I just try to get by. But then I got a visit from a cute guy, who tricked me into giving up my secrets. He said I was special. That he needed me. For a while, I believed him. But once I found out what I could really do, I learned everybody wanted the power I possessed. The power to destroy deities. To kill gods. To end the world… or to save it. My heart is torn, and those I loved most betrayed me. I’m trying so hard to do what’s right, but nobody can tell me what that is anymore, and the moral boundaries I’d always let define my life have been shattered. Whose rules should I obey now? Or do I have to make my own?

Review: If not for the authors name on both of these books, Shearwater and this one, I would not have guessed the same person wrote them. Now, while the writing shows the authors talent in switching from a romantic mystery to an action-packed Greek Mythology dark romance story, I have to say that I liked Shearwater better.

It just felt like this book was full of filler with little glimpses into what she could do. It was mostly history and Kaidance learning about the others and learning how to fight.

If the book had not ended when it did, although 76% is still a good bit of the book to not really learn anything more about Kai, I don’t know if I could have finished it if it kept going the way it’s going.

I’m not all that interested in how to sword fight, I’m not going to remember all that. The pace was slow, the writing was alright while also impressive because of the switch and the cover is good but not all that great, kind of generic, like I’ve seen it before.

Thank you for reading my review.



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