Book Review: Void by CoraLee June & Raven Kennedy

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Book Review: Void by CoraLee June & Raven KennedyVoid by CoraLee June, Raven Kennedy
on June 8, 2019
Format: Digital, audiobook, Paperback
Genres: Romantic Fantasy, Alternate Worlds, Bully Romance, Ménage, multi-genre, New Adult, Reverse Harem Romance, Shifter, vampires
Pages: 450
Source: Wildfire Marketing Solutions
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I was born of nothing.

I’m a Void, a rare supernatural capable of absorbing powers at the brush of my skin.

Feared. Hated. Untouchable.

Thibault Academy is full of supernaturals that want me dead, and the most powerful of them, the Paragons, will stop at nothing to ensure I go back to the hell I came from. They’re cruel, heartless, and have created an unlikely alliance to take me down.

If I want to learn how to control the nothingness, I’ll have to survive them.

I was born of the void, but I’ll die from the power.

This is a reverse harem bully romance.

New Adult, Romantic Fantasy, Alternate Worlds, Bully Romance, Ménage, multi-genre, Reverse Harem Romance, shifter, vampires

First Person, heroine-POV

This is a standalone book with HEA, but it has a prequel, in the same universe of Void, that is being released this week.

My whole life, I’d been an eraser. I erased my mother’s love. Hell, I’d erased my whole damn life. Just by walking in the room, I erased people’s smiles and sense of safety. And whenever the council made me, I erased people’s powers, too, and that meant I took away their entire identity.

by Devicka/Void

Addictiveness: 5/5  This book kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to know everything. This was a long book, but fast-paced with so much to tell that when it ended I still wanted more. As addictive as chocolate!!!

Character: hero 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 5/5 Multidimensional characters with lots of depth and personality. They were all so interesting and easy to love and understand.

Devicka/Void was an amazing heroine. I loved her. She was so strong. I mean, life has given her a horrible family, an abominable community, an abhorrent school, and an appalling council (government) and she still managed to become such a great girl. She was very young and in needing to feel loved. She also needed guidance. She had such amazing power, but nobody to really tell her what did it mean and how to use it. Even if for the wrong reasons, the best thing that happened in Devicka’s life was to grow up in a human school. Because different than all her peers at supernatural school, she had humanity, something all the others needed, even her mates.

You’re obviously showing signs of bonding, similar to shifters, but your hunger mimics that of a vampire. You have control over the Void now and seem to direct it like an elemental would, and yet there is something deadly about it, too.

by Headmaster Torne

Render, the vampire mate. Render was very sensual like all vampires and very cocky. He believed he was the best and surely part of the best species. He ruled his people with control. He wasn’t afraid of the Void, from the beginning he always felt more important and stronger than her. He tasted her blood, become obsessed and that drove him crazy, because he liked to always be the one in control. He had no trouble with sharing his mate with others as vampires are known for orgies and voyeurism. He was definitely a bully, but we could see it was all to mask his true feelings.

Quade, the elemental mate. Quade controlled all four elements (air, earth, water and fire), which made him the most powerful Elemental being in their world. He was Devicka’s childhood best friend until the Void separated them and made he become a jerk. He was that person that followed orders and got the opinions of the elders as it was always truth. So, when young and impressible, he believed everything his parents told him about the Void. It was hard for Quade to accept his true feelings. I think more than any other mate, to accept he may be wrong about the Void, would be to accept that he had been unfair, a horrible friend and a bully most of his life. He was a people pleaser and had an enchanting personality that easily made everybody swoon. He didn’t initially wanted to share, mostly because he was afraid of the unknown, like with Devicka’s power.

Gritt, the shifter mate. Like male mostly alpha males shifters, Gritt was intense and very dominant. He mated for life and didn’t like to share. He was the only shifter on their world that could shift into 4 animals, making him the most powerful shifter alive. Because of his animals mating bond, he was the first that understood he was mating with the Void and the first to let her feed from him. He was fearless and very loyal. Like all four paragons (ruler of his people) he follow his duties with precision and was afraid of how mating the Void would affect his people. He was an ass**le and very impulsive, always trying to solve his problems with physical fights.

Hyde, the necromancer mate. Hyde was a sweetheart. From the beginning he was willing to give the Void a chance. He didn’t take all their preconceived notions as truths and tried to create his own opinion. He was the levelheaded of the mates. He was also a loner, with a specie that hadn’t a big population either, and he saw similarities between his magic and the Void. If I had to pick a favorite, Hyde would be it. (I loved them all and I’m totally team keep them all)

Gritt has been acting like he doesn’t want me, and Quade and I have history, but then Render seems to be attracted to my blood, nd Hyde-well-is just Hyde.

by Devicka/Void

This universe created by the author is so vast with several different species that we have many interesting secondary characters that I could see the author write a book about and turning this into a series.

Villains.. antagonists… almost everybody lol. Really in this world in which everybody wants power and status, it seems like everybody could be a friend or a foe.

All characters were easy to love, connect and understand!!!

Cover: art 5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5  I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I love this cover! It has definitely been made to this book. It is dark, sexy and sad like Devicka. She is alone, dressed in black, surrounded by the mysterious fog. The title is self-explanatory and the subtitle fits the story. The choices of font and colors were also spot on. I would easily buy this book by its cover without needing to read the blurb!!!

Freshness: 5/5 The thing with fantasy books is that is easier to give a complete original concept. The authors have definitely created here an unique world that has room to go wherever they want. As fresh as cold water in the middle of the desert!!!

Plot: believable 5/5, conflict 5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5 Good beginning and a wonderful ending.  A believable plot even though full of magic. Great dialogues, astonishing setting and interesting subplots. A fast-paced thriller, with awesome conflict and unanticipated twists. Highest level of enjoyment!

Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 5/5, steam 5/5  SCORCHING HOT!!! I love reverse harem and this one was really well constructed. The authors created a slow burn, slow paced development that felt natural and believable. The heroine chemistry with each of her mates was undeniable and it was also well divided how each relationship had its own peculiarities. The smut was UNBELIEVABLE. The scenes were hot, the description was great and it felt fresh, new! Explosive Love!!!

Writing Style: 5/5 My first book by the authors and I can’t wait to read more. Fascinating world-built, incredible characters, marvelous romance, shocking smut in a clean, cohesive plot. Writing of a wordsmith!!!!

I really missed the guys voices!!! I wanted so bad to “feel”them. I loved Devicka, and I’m certain that I would love the guys even more if I could read a book with their POV.

I’m a power elemental?

Yes, youngling. You can take, give, mold and mend. You wield the abilities gifted to us by the gods. It is your divine and sacred duty.

by Devicka in a conversation with another void

Oh, please, don’t stop!!! I want to read more. I know, there are so many species and characters to be explored. But I want more of them. Of my group of 5. They are so interesting and multidimensional that I could see a series with them rebuilding their world and what comes next for their people. So, PLEASE, make it happen!!!!

Also, could you please, write a book with the boy POV. I was dying to “feel”and “learn”them a bit more. Every new chapter I would expect, now I will get one of the guys or all of their POV.

This was so fantastic!!!!

Fantasy stories by nature are convoluted and if not exceptionally well written it become hard to understand with too many unsolved mysteries. Not the problem here. This was extraordinarily well written!!!

34/35 STARS –  5 STARS (between 33.5 stars and 35 stars)

Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 5 Freshness: 5 Plot: 4 Romance: 5 Writing Style: 5

Action 4/5 Angst 3/5 Darkness 1/5 Humor 2/5 Romance 5/5 Suspense/Mystery 3/5

Would I recommend? Definitely! Anyone that likes fantasy book, buckle up and immerse yourself in this one!!!!

Would I re-read this book/series? I would reread this and I’m hoping it will become a series!!!

Would I read more from the author? I’m stalking them right now!!!

You MAY read this because you romantic fantasy; you SHOULD read this because you like reverse harem romance; you MUST read this because it is UNIQUE!!!

five-stars

About CoraLee June

Author Coralee June has always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. She loves engaging with the projects she works on, diving headfirst into developing real, raw, and relatable characters that are equally flawed and beautiful. Coralee lives in Dallas, Tx with her husband and two daughters. She’s been known to frequently indulge in boxed red wine and day-old pizza. When she’s not writing, June is reading or substitute teaching at the local middle school.

About Raven Kennedy

Raven Kennedy lives in California with her family. She is most known for her international bestselling Heart Hassle series. She writes in a range of genres, including dark romances, romantic comedies, contemporary, and fantasy. Whether she makes you laugh or cry, she hopes to connect with readers and create characters you can root for.