Iniquity by Melody Winter #BlogTour #Review

Melody Winter
(Ascent, #1)
Publication date: October 25th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance

Athena Harrow is about to turn twenty-one, but there will be no celebration. What is there to celebrate when the world is ruled by demons?

She hates the darkness the demons brought with them and longs for the light to return to the world—a world she only vaguely remembers. The people in her forest village blindly accept the life the demons forced upon them, even tolerating the yearly ascension ceremony where all the girls who have turned twenty-one are either sent away to serve the Master Demon or left in the village and forced to procreate.

But Paymon, the assigned village demon, selects a different role for Athena, a role that pits her against the village. While she adapts to her new life, Erebus, a younger, more powerful demon, arrives, and Athena must play a dangerous game with his emotions in return for information about the demon’s reign of darkness.

As Athena’s dreams of restoring the light begin to fade, her life with Erebus takes an unexpected turn, and this time it’s her life being put to the test.

Set in the forest around Buttercrambe in North Yorkshire, England, INIQUITY explores the frightening, darker side of romance and the uncontrolled emotions it can unleash.

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Iniquity is a dark fantasy mixed with romance and is full of adventure. The world created by Melody Winter in this book is fascinating and well thought out. I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t put it down.

The year is 2056 and the world is ruled by Demons. Athena is about to be 21 but no celebration will occur in a world where all girls who are 21 are either sent to serve the Master Demon or forced to procreate. She is chosen for a different role that prove to either be deadly or help her achieve her dream. The demons stole the light and Athena’s dream is to get it back.

There is a lot of adventure in Iniquity as Athena tries to do what she can to not let the demons win. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what would happen next. I couldn’t read fast enough. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Author Bio:

Growing up, Melody showed a natural ability in art, a head for maths, and a tendency to write too long English essays. Difficult to place in the world when she graduated, she pursued a career in teaching, but ended up working in finance. Melody is convinced the methodical times she spends working with numbers fuel her desire to drift into dream worlds and write about the illusory characters in her head.

Melody Winter lives in York, North Yorkshire, England with her husband and two sons. When not dealing with football, rugby, and a whole plethora of ‘boy’ activities, she will be found scribbling notes for her stories, or preparing for another trip to the nearby beaches at Scarborough and Whitby. With an obsession for anything mythical, Melody revels in reading and writing about such creatures.

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  • This sounds like such a creative book and well developed, too! Great review! 🙂