This review is based on a complimentary book I received from Xpresso Book Tours. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Thrax by Christina Bauer
Series: Angelbound Origins #4
Also by this author: Cherished
Genres: Fantasy, young adult
Release Date: July 27, 2017
Publisher: Monster House Books LLC
Format: ARC, E-book
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Myla Lewis has married Prince Lincoln, and now they’re expecting! All the after-realms rejoice. Myla should be happy too, but she has a serious problem. The day after their honeymoon ended, Myla’s real husband disappeared.
The man who’s sharing her bed is an imposter.
Myla tries explaining about “Evil Lincoln,” but no one will listen. The reason? People think that Myla’s supernatural pregnancy is making her cray cray. Mostly because that’s what Evil Lincoln is telling everyone, and that man’s a great liar. What a creep.
There’s no way Myla will take this lying down, though. She’s going to rescue her man, and she has a pretty good idea where he’s being held. With her best friend, Cissy, along to help, Myla sneaks off to Earth. All she has to do is blend in with the humans, avoid Evil Lincoln, and find her real man before the baby arrives. How hard can it be?
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Thrax is the fourth book in the Angelbound Origins series and I will say that it can be read as a stand-alone. The Author did an amazing job carrying through all the details that I needed to know in order to enjoy this book. I liked the world that was created for this series and was thrilled that it was explained as well as it was in this story. Made understanding the world a snap. There is a hell, a purgatory, a deep underground place called Antrum where the thrax live, and other really cool places. There is a lot going on in this world!
I absolutely love the characters in this story! Myla is sassy, snarky, and absolutely portrays a young adult who is slowly coming to terms with the new responsibilities of being a ruler and carrying her young. Cracked me up that she became pregnant so quickly and had no idea how long she would be pregnant for because she is the Great Scala. The Great Scala means that Myla has the blood of human, demon, and angel and that her body can house, process, and direct supernatural beings called igni. There can only be one Great Scala and Scala Heir, the child she is carrying, at one time and there is really no information available on a Scala Heir pregnancy. Hence the “no idea” on how long her pregnancy was going to last as pregnancies tend to be different when carrying a Scala anything.
As a quasi demon, mostly human but with a smidgen of demonic genes, Myla also has a tail. I was not sure how I was going to like the idea of a tail but turns out that I loved it! Her tail was an appendage but it truly had its own personality. It was hilarious!! It had its favorite people, least favorite people, and was super cool in a fight. It added a lot of humor and I really liked that her best friend had a golden retriever tail. I know it sounds different but it works and I loved that the quasi demon characters had different types of tails.
The story starts out with Myla and Lincoln having just been married and bonus immediate conception for Myla. Their honeymoon was coming to an end but before they can get back to business Lincoln disappeared, or at least Myla thought he did, and she was left to wonder if she was going crazy. The Lincoln that she woke up to could not have been her husband, of that she was sure, but it appeared that she was the only one who saw through “evil Lincoln’s” façade, at least in the beginning.
Determined to find her true husband Myla started a journey that would cost lives, force her to attack things differently, because of being preggers and all, and grow her in ways she could not have foreseen. With her trusted friends by her side, and a new one just discovered, Myla will find that what she thought was going to be a simple task of finding her husband turned out to be a greater challenge than she had ever encountered before. There was a foul conspiracy unlike which none of the thrax had ever seen and only she and her closest pals could set things right.
Thrax was a fun read that has fantastic fantasy elements, great world setting, and lots of humor. It was a pleasure to read because I was entirely entertained throughout the entire story. The ending was very satisfying and I liked the character development that occurred with Myla. This is one story that I can easily recommend to all readers because it has something that everyone can enjoy!
*Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours & Author Christina Bauer for this eARC of Thrax*
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