Friday, February 19, 2016

~*★Review★*~ Paper Dolls by Ketley Allison


It's too bad for Scarlet that no matter how sweet a person is, fate can still screw you over.

Now she’s jaded, half of her torn away and the remainder flesh and bones. In her grief, all Scarlet wants to do is to rebel against the life that betrayed her and her roommate provides the perfect lure...

Scarlet awakens when she enters the New York City underground, where vice and fortunes thrive. Hustling, trickery and savagery allow her to discover her true self—-her forgotten soul reemerging. She just can’t promise it’ll come back pure.

It won’t matter that there is a shadow in her periphery. Theo Saxon thinks he can save Scarlet from a world she craves and protect her from the very elements he’s spawned from. But it's through his unwitting instruction that Scarlet will become a part of his league and find the danger he wants so badly to keep to himself.

Scarlet thinks the stakes are within her control. But she won't just be betting her heart on Theo and his seductive sins. She will wager her life.

Title: Paper Dolls
Author: Ketley Allison
Release Date: November 12, 2015
Rating: ★★★★
Reviewer: Melyssa
I’ve never had the pleasure of reading this author before but when I came across this book on NetGalley and I read the blurb, I knew it was one I wanted to take a chance on.

This was a faster paced, suspense driven at times, darker side of romance type book and one that the more I read the more it kept me guessing. When I read any type of book with suspense undertones, my mind is always alert as I try to figure out just what the heck is going on before the reveal of it all.

I couldn’t really do that with this book. There were characters I didn’t see coming, ones that I thought I knew but found out I didn’t really know at all (much like the main character, Scarlet) and situations that I really didn’t expect the characters to find themselves in.

I enjoyed that aspect most with this story. It took me a little longer to connect to Scarlet and Theo as a couple, though I did connect with them as individuals, but it did eventually happen and by the time the book ends (with an open end/cliffhanger no less), I was left wondering just where the heck the author planned on taking them next.

If you’re looking for a happily ever after here, you won’t find it, but the ride the author takes you on is definitely one worth taking. And it’s bumpy as hell. So make sure you strap in for it before you start reading.

My thanks to the author, NetGalley and all others involved in letting me read an ARC of this story. Now to patiently wait for the follow up.

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