I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Primogénito by Greta Cribbs
Published by Greta Cribbs on 29th October 2016
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“I wake up in the middle of the night sometimes and see him standing at the foot of the bed, staring at me. Some nights I don’t think he sleeps at all.”
Ashley Preston has a problem. Her husband Nick has fallen victim to a mysterious illness, alternating between bizarre physical symptoms for which doctors cannot determine a cause and alarming personality changes which have Ashley fearing not just for Nick’s health but for her own safety as well. Desperate to save her husband, she turns to the only person she believes can help her: Damian Fuentes.
Ashley knows Damian’s family has dabbled in some kind of dark magic over the years. She also knows that when Nick was ten years old, Damian’s grandfather performed a strange ritual on him. Convinced that this ritual is at the root of her husband’s problem, Ashley begs Damian to delve into the Fuentes family’s darkest secrets in search of a cure. But Damian has spent the past five years trying to distance himself from his family and his traumatic past. Helping Ashley will mean resurrecting the long-dead ghosts of his most disturbing memories. If he saves Nick he may very well lose himself.
I was sent Primogénito: The Fuentes Legacy in exchange for an honest review. I have to say that I was so hooked by the story. It was a short book and I read it really quickly and that was taken into consideration that I’m also battling NaNoWriMo this year. I literally have no time left. There was a lot to do with this story and you have to pay attention to what is happening and which family member is who because at times it can get mighty confusing. I loved the magical element of Primogénito: The Fuentes Legacy, and learning about the evil family and what the true price for this magic was. It was gross but totally intriguing.
Favourite character in Primogénito: The Fuentes Legacy has to be Damien. He was like a damaged teddy bear that you just wanna snuggle and put back together again. He was the one you felt the most for, the one who brought forth the most sympathy and thought for. I definitely think the ending was well done, and realistic.
Least favourite character had to be Ashley, I felt nothing for her, or her relationship with Nick. Which was a problem seeing as that was what the story was based on. The other characters basically carried them through and made the story what it is.
I wish we would have seen more of Ashley and Nick’s relationship before things started to go bad. It was hard to see what all the fuss was about – I really struggled to see what was worth saving because we hadn’t been shown that side of their relationship.
I would so recommend this book, the magic and backstory have me sold. Move past the drama with Ashley and Nick and you’ve got a winner in my opinion.
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